I wanted to share my Knitting Cheat Sheet with you, or at least how you can create your own. I use a spread sheet to start, then
Col A I label rows
Col b I label stitches
Col c I label comments
In col. a i list all the rows (or just the ones that I have to do something other than knit
col B I list what I have to do i.e. inc 1 or dec 1, or ssk (what ever the pattern calls for)
col C I list things like for left side or additional comments like change yarn, should have 23 rows etc. I will upload a blank for you.
You can find it here: Or to the right of this page under patterns.
I have started uploading a video on the Square on Square. I am using Bernat Baby yarn in light blue with keyplate 2. (I did not want a tight knit). I will take a close up so you can see what I am talking about. This is not working out as I planned, I still like it but it is more rectangles than squares. If you want squares you would need twice as many rows as you have stitches. Also I think when I do this again, I will put the boarder on after then it will all be going in the same direction. I like the stitch I'm using. I will post a photo of it when I get closer to being done.
I have finished the square on square.
the boarder I used makes it a bit mis shaped.
adjustments I would make:
1. not do the boarder as I do the afghan, I would attach it after
2. use 90 stitches and knit 180 rows for each block.
3. then add the boarder, cast on 12 stitches, using seam as you go add the afghan.
4. I would either square off the corners or miter them.
I am working an a baby blanket (I had to set aside my circular blanket (I need more yarn), I will get back to it shortly
This is the rough draft of what I expect it to look like.:
It consists of four squares, square 1 is knitted with bordered along 2 sides, casting off ending where block 1 and 2 meet, rehanging the sides of block 1 to create block 2, maintaining the boarder along the side and top, repeat until 3 are complete, as I knit the rows in block 4 I will be rehanging the live stitches from block 1, (block 1 is opened cast on) Pattern If the above link does not work, shoot me an email. (I am trying something new. Keep in mind this is still a work in progress.
KNITWARESWEATERDESIGN Flat (Bottom-Up) Hip length Straight Cardigan with Moss St Band and Moss Stitch front bandsRaglan shoulder with Full length Lantern/Straight sleeves with Moss St BandFlat front neck and Flat back neck with Shaped Hood Printed: 10/25/2010Pattern File Name: XSize: Standard Baby 10 lbs. for * Date started: 10/25/2010Finished: * YARN DESCRIPTION: Red Heart; Off White; 100% Acryrlic; MachineWash dry gentle GAUGE DATA: Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 16.0 sts by 24.6 rows. Body knit by Bond/ISM/USM using KP2.5 Ribbing knit by Bond/ISM/USM using KP2 FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): ... with Comfortable fit. Chest:22.0Armhole:9.5Top Neck Opening:4.8 Front Neck Width:0.0 Sleeve Top:7.5Front Neck Depth:0.0 Hem Width:22.0Sleeve Bottom:7.5
KNITWARE SWEATER DESIGN Flat (Bottom-Up) Ankle length Straight Cardigan with No Hem and Moss Stitch front bandsRaglan shoulder with Full length Moderate Taper sleeves with Moss St BandRound (crew) front neck and Flat back neck with Shaped Hood Printed: 1/22/2010Pattern File Name: Snuggle BugSize: Standard Baby 10 lbs. for New Born Date started: 1/22/2010 YARN DESCRIPTION: Acrylic yarn, red heart GAUGE DATA: Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 16.0 sts by 24.0 rows. Body knit by Ultimate Sweater Machine using TD3 Ribbing knit by Ultimate Sweater Machine using TD3 FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): ... with Moderate fit. Chest: 20.8 Armhole: 8.3 Top Neck Opening: 4.4 Front Neck Width: 2.2 Sleeve Top: 6.3 Front Neck Depth: 1.8 Sleeve Bottom: 5.1