Schmoopy
Project

Square in a Square BB Blanket Knitting

This was so fun and easy to do, with the pattern moving from knit to purl and back gave me enough variety to enjoy making this blanket. Don't worry about the puckering, when you wash/block this blanket, it lays out quite nicely. Remember that this will be washed frequently, so acrylic is a good way to go. Helps that the baby boy is so cute in this shot!

Project Description

This was so fun and easy to do, with the pattern moving from knit to purl and back gave me enough variety to enjoy making this blanket. Don't worry about the puckering, when you wash/block this blanket, it lays out quite nicely. Remember that this will be washed frequently, so acrylic is a good way to go. Helps that the baby boy is so cute in this shot!

Q&A with Schmoopy

lyndaw63520342940 asked:
I am "laddering" when I switch from knit to purl. I had tried pulling my yard tighter when I move it to the front side of my project, but it doesn't seems to help. I have completed the first 28 rows and am ready to start the 4th of 8th in the next section. I don't want to keep going if I am going to have ladders all the way through this blanket. Any suggestions?
Schmoopy answered:
Keep up trying to tighten the tension. I wouldn't give up on this one. It's so well loved. Or at least it was loved by this family. It's easy knitting, and believe it or not I had ladders too. Blocking helps a LOT. Just getting the yarn wet, helps it to bloom, and then as you lay it out flat and smooth it, you'll be happy you kept going! I'll be making another one shortly (or at least I have the yarn for it).
lnstern6494676 asked:
I ordered square within a square from Ravelry last week because I really liked it. I am an advanced beginner knitter having completed around a dozen blankets over the years. But I am having difficulty following the pattern because it is not line by line instructions. Is there any chance you can print it out for me? Also, Since I am making this for my adult son, I need to make it closer to 60" long and probably wider than 40" Do you have any advice as to how I can figure this out I look forward to hearing from you Ellen Stern lnstern@bellsouth.net
Schmoopy answered:
I don't have a way to print it out for you. But I found the pattern sufficient to make the blanket. The pattern will also tell you how many stitches equals a repeat. Then measure the size of one of the squares (knitting requires math skills). Then figure out how many make 20 inches (should be half the number of squares in the pattern, right?) and add that many to your row. Do the same to make it as long as you want. Hope that helps. ~kim