My first KAL for 2019 is about to start, YAY!! I’m posting the characteristics today to give you time to gear up. The first pattern of the “52-square pickup” KAL will be published in January 4th. —–> (Update Jan 5th) You can find it here already!
If you want to add this project to your Ravelry library, click here. I add the link to each new block there, as soon as I release them. And, if you want more patterns to add to this project, I recently adapted all patterns from my “12 Blocks for Xmas” blanket to the same number of stitches and rows than the “52 Square Pickup” ones. You can find them HERE.
I wanted to thank here to Nicola, one of the gals in our Ravelry group (or should I say “lass”? 😉 for giving this KAL a nice name. I was at a loss for ideas! And, speaking about Ravelry, we will continue with the group throughout all 2019. I renamed it as “Oh La Lana!’s KALs”, and everyone is welcome to join. I will be sharing the link to each new post regarding my KALs there, as well as in my community forum at Patreon.
21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm needles) and DK yarn = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
If you read my goals for Oh La Lana! in 2019, you know that I also will be publishing alphabet dishcloths. They all have the same characteristics as these.
I know, 52 is a weird number. Interesting for a mathematician or a pianist but when it comes to turn 52 squares into a blanket it’s just impossible. My goal is to release one pattern each week throughout all year, and that’s where the number came from: a year has 52 weeks.
So what can you do with such a strange number of squares? Well, you can make blankets in different sizes (you can see the standard blanket measures in a table here), or a small blanket only with the patterns you like most… Or just use my patterns to make dishcloths, whatever you like!
If you’re planning to join the squares to make a blanket, and you are not a fan of sewing the blocks (just like me 🙂 ) you can save yourself A LOT of sewing by knitting in strips. Just add an odd number of rows (1, 3, 5… your choice!) between patterns, to replace the cast-on and bind-off rows.
I hope you like the idea and join me in this new project! And as always, I would love to see your results! You can upload them to Ravelry or share them on Instagram with the tag #52squarepickup
I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!
PS: I will make a blue blanket for Tomi with my squares!