Week 7 Common Lane - A Day Out Knit Along Blanket by Sarah Hatton - Magic loop knitting
It's week 7 of A Day Out knit along by Sarah Hatton. This week Sarah has got quite the change in store for you. The construction of the square is different to the way the other squares are knitted. They are usually knitted straight up, where as this one is constructed by decreasing your stitches towards the centre. The good news is that there are 3 options for knitting the square; straight needles, in the round with DPN's (double pointed needles) or magic loop with a circular needle.
If you use straight needles then a seam will need to be sewn, alternatively knitting in the round your square will be finished off as you knit and decrease to the centre. It's very cleverly done, once you have knitted one square you will have cracked it and be ready to knit more. There are eight squares to be knitted this week. Enjoy going at your own pace. Where will you be knitting this week? Perhaps, taking your project outside?
Lynne Rowe is here to help you make a decision on which method to use. In the video Lynne talks through each option and includes demonstrations for the 'in the round' methods.
Take a walk down Common Lane with Sara in this weeks local history video on our Facebook page. Sara's hints and tips for this block are available on our pattern download page. A handy read before you cast on with your chosen method.