I really, really love what I do for a living, but because I knit for work, I don’t often get to play with yarn in any ol’ way I’d like. I’m usually knitting up a new design, or “piece outs” to use in videos, or samples for in-person classes.

But earlier this month I taught a class (at the request of my close knitting friends) in crocheted granny squares. AND NOW I CAN’T STOP GRANNY SQUARING. I have a new cardigan design that really just needs blocking and a zipper, and I didn’t touch it all weekend. Instead, I did this.

I’m using leftover Knit Picks Palette yarn, which is leftover from two projects from two knitters. My leftovers are from this sweater I knit for my mom a few years ago…

…and the other leftovers are from my friend Steven’s Vaila vest. I picked up his leftovers in a yarn swap earlier this year.

This photo is Steven and his Basenji girl, Kate. Steven and Jeff adopted Kate when they adopted Pona. I highly encourage you to check out Steven’s blog post on his Vaila vest. Awesomest photos ever.

When I met with my knitting friends on Saturday, Steven was pointing out the colors that he recognized in my granny square that were his vest leftovers. I love that.

Okay, back to work for me. If all goes well, we’ll soon have a video tutorial on a ladies’ cardigan sweater/jacket, with a zipper.

Here’s Abe, because he’s cute.

10 comments on “Squared

  1. I hate it when people call those squares Granny squares because they were from my youth, so that implies I am a granny…. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    But it looks gorgeous, like Abe, like the cardigan, like the vest, like Steven.

  2. Your colors are so vibrant – a great eye-opener this morning. I love your tutorials and am looking forward to the next.

  3. Gorgeous colours! I’m looking forward to your cardigan pattern and tutorials. Any plans to do a granny square tutorial?

  4. Looking forward to a granny square tutorial”. They are so retro and pretty draped over a chair.

  5. Granny squares was the first thing i learned how to crochet, and I love them. I was wondering if there is a “knit” version of the granny square?? I really enjoy knitting more than crocheting now days, and would love to knit on instead.

  6. Hmm….crochet is very different from knitting in how it is worked. I can’t imagine a knitted granny square. I googled it, and didn’t really find anything. You might want to save granny squares for when you feel like picking up crochet again. 🙂

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  7. Tonya, you may be able to find some dishcloth patterns that are knitted in the round, probably with double pointed needles. That’s about the closest I can think of to a crochet granny square, in knit version. Unless, of course, you want to design one for us to try 😉 lol

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