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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Introducing the Megstrong Square and the Body Nuzzler Square

Schnapps has been busy working on some blanket squares for Meagan's blanket.  He's got new hat ideas in mind, but is finishing up the squares first.  He and I are apparently a bit challenged when it comes to getting things perfectly square and exactly 12 inches, but we're getting better!

These patterns can easily be used for whole blankets, throws, shawls or scarves or even wash cloths.  We've included instructions for changing the size.  The cast on number of stitches was for my 12 inch square.  Check your gauge if making a square.  Multiply the number of cast on stitches for the width you want.  For example, if making a baby blanket that you want 36 inches wide, cast on 3 times the number of stitches I used.  If you want a 60 inch wide throw, cast on 5 times the number, etc.

The first square was knit using Lion Brand Pound of Love in a pale yellow.  I'm calling it the Megstrong Blanket Square. 



The second square was knit using Caron Simply Soft in a pastel aqua.  We had about 7 inches of it done before we realized that it was 13 inches wide, so we had to rip it all out and start over.  This square is knit using the pattern from the Noggin Nuzzler Cap, so I'm calling it the Body Nuzzler Square.


Schnapps and I ask all of you to keep Meagan and her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers each day.  Please send some hugs, hope and love to them all.  

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The Megstrong Blanket Square
This was knit using worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles.  To get a 12 inch square, I cast on 56 stitches.  The pattern must be multiples of 3 plus 2, so adjust accordingly. 

yo = yarn over 

Row 1:  Knit all stitches

Row 2:  k1, *p3tog but leave on needle, yo, then p3tog (the same 3 stitches) again*; repeat from * to * to last stitch, k1

Row 3:  Knit all stitches

Row 4:  Knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 to desired length, ending on any row but Row 2.  Bind off all stitches knit wise.



The Body Nuzzler Square
This was knit using worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles.  To get a 12 inch square I cast on 54 stitches.  The pattern must be in multiples of 4 plus 2, so adjust accordingly.

Row 1:  k2, *p2, k2*; repeat from * to * across row

Row 2:  p2, *k2, p2*; repeat from * to * across row

Row 3:   p2, *k2, p2*; repeat from * to * across row

Row 4:  k2, *p2, k2*; repeat from * to * across row

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 to desired length, ending on any row.  Bind off in pattern.  

 

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3 comments:

  1. oh i love your dogie, so adorable...love the square also..
    have a great week...

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  2. Doggie has such soul full eyes-Love him

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  3. The Megstrong Blanket Square

    Looks like crocheted granny square but it's done by knitting.

    How cool,

    Thank You for designing something I can do for the weekend.

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