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Comment by Anne Powell on April 2, 2019 at 3:46am

Hi Everyone.
Have you seen our new KASPuzzles yet? They have had 109 'views' so far, but we don't know if anyone is trying them because we have had no feedback. If you do try a puzzle, would you please let us know in the current "Snippets" discussion. Are the puzzles too hard?, too easy?,not you favourite kind of puzzles? We are working on Crosswords, word searches and other puzzles too, but we'd really like to know what your favourites are. Thanks.

Comment by Amy on March 26, 2019 at 1:53am

The KAS Snippets for March is now up: http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-march...

This issue is filled with so much information and color. 

Comment by Laura Allen on March 4, 2019 at 7:57pm

Any members from Bellingham Washington area?

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on March 3, 2019 at 4:02pm

Caroline, I use 9 or 10 needles for bulky but it depends on how loosely or tight you knit to make 8".  Size 8 should work for weight 4. Play with the yarn and with "warm" stitches and see what you like. 
Good luck!

Comment by Caroline Evans on March 3, 2019 at 12:17pm

Thank you so much for your responses, ladies!  I've been going off the pattern on the Knit a square website to gather my stuff.  would you mind looking at it:

http://knit-a-square.com/basic-square-knitting-pattern-instructions/

and it said worsted weight and when I googled that it said that would be a weight 4--is that correct or no?  So I bought these weight 4 and the directions said to use an 8 needle.  I just want to make sure I have the right stuff but if I don't I can still go back and exchange things.  Thank you Helen, I will look up that yarn.  Can I use 8 needles?  Thank you Andrea, I'll knit up a square and see how it feels.  

Comment by Andrea Palmatier on March 3, 2019 at 5:26am

Worsted weight is akin to double knit in the UK.

I think it all depends on how you knit. I only use worsted weight yarn and I know there are other members who do as well. If you are a loose knitter, perhaps a chunky yarn would be better. Also, I find that bamboo is plenty warm, although cool to the touch. It is definitely more expensive so it's best to stick to the acrylic yarns.

I say try the worsted weight because that is what you have on hand. If you find your squares aren't warm enough (which is unlikely because acrylic is always warm), then you can also purchase some chunky yarn to see if that makes a difference.

Think of it this way: these children have essentially no way of keeping themselves warm. Make a square and place it on your leg. If it gets warm, it will do the job!

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on March 2, 2019 at 4:32pm

Caroline, if you knit with weight 4, your square may be too thin to be warm and you might need to use a baby yarn with it and knit both yarns together.

Don't buy the weight 6 super-bulky as it is much too thick for a square.  The weight 5 bulky/chunky makes very nice squares that are warm with a size 10 needle.  It is best not to use bamboo as it is not very warm.  Wool or wool/acrylic blend will be good as they have warmth.  I would aim for weight 5. Or use weight 4 coupled with baby yarn.  Worsted weight is usually weight 4.  The people who crochet use weight 4 a lot because of the nature of their stitches, but I personally like weight 5 for knitting.  I order mine online from a company called Knitpicks.  I like their Brava Bulky and it comes in lots of bright colors.  Reasonable price.  It is acrylic but makes a nice square.  Good luck.

Comment by Caroline Evans on March 2, 2019 at 1:47pm
Comment by Caroline Evans on March 2, 2019 at 1:45pm

Hi All, I'm new here and need help to start. Website says "You can use different types of wool or wool blend yarns, acrylic yarns or bamboo and lighter weight yarns can be doubled up." Another page said "worsted yarn" double knit.  So I bought Caron kindness, weight 4.  Is that right?  And then I knit 2 pieces of yarn at the same time? Or should I instead purchase a chunky yarn that is a weight 6 instead and just single knit it? 

Thanks! Caroline 

Comment by Amy on February 27, 2019 at 8:17am

Hello all.

The Snippets for February is now online: http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas

Please check it out. This issue is loaded with information, updates and lots of photos.

 

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