I began this patchwork knitted baby blanket over a year ago for my youngest granddaughter. I have worked on it from time to time over the past year. It was a happy day when I realized that I had finally finished all THIRTY-FIVE squares! I am still a novice knitter and basically have only mastered “knit” and “purl”! Okay, maybe “knit two together”. The sight of a knitting pattern with complex directions baffles me.
It was certainly a baffling day when I realized that I NOW had to figure out a way to join all 35 of the squares together and weave in all lose ends – in a manner that satisfied my “perfectionist” streak. “Perfectionist” and “beginner” don’t exactly go together! I watched youtube videos about joining squares and read knitting books. I tried a couple of the suggested techniques but still wasn’t satisfied with the way it looked. One video suggested crocheting them together…except I don’t know crochet!
There must be a way to finish this that will look good and make me happy. Any suggestions from you master knitters out there??? I confess to being frustrated and at a loss for what to do. I love the colors and I think it will be adorable if/when I can ever get it finished…
p.s. 5 of the squares are on the sofa where I’ve been working on them!
UPDATE: I found a particularly helpful youtube video which I will post later with pics of the finished blanket. I have now joined the first row of squares! Looking good so far!