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New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bev Jeffery Dec 10, 2016. 9 Replies

Hello everyone,I'm Jen. I live in Colorado, originally from the UK via Texas!…Continue

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Jen Wilby replied to Anne Powell's discussion QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND HELP
"A sea container just for the yarn? LOL"
Mar 11, 2017
Jen Wilby replied to Anne Powell's discussion QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND HELP
"Thanks Bev, good idea on bundling the squares, I will be sure to do that A forced de-stash is probably(?) a good idea once in a while ;) That's what I'm telling my kids when it comes to toys they've long grown out of, so I suppose I…"
Mar 11, 2017
Jen Wilby replied to Anne Powell's discussion QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND HELP
"Thanks Gloria .. will do :)"
Mar 11, 2017
Jen Wilby replied to Anne Powell's discussion QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND HELP
"Hi everyone, I'm loving this international group of crafters with a cause! I'm quite new to the group. I have sent one package of 35 squares and have another almost ready. They have all been made with worsted/aran weight yarn.  My…"
Mar 11, 2017
Bev Jeffery replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"Beautiful work, Jen....so pretty, together.......and all that pink (one of my fave colours) is just yum!!!"
Dec 10, 2016
Jen Wilby replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"Thanks for the tip Arlene, I just found the pattern on this site ... I've only knit mitred squares starting with max stitches and decreasing .. can't believe I didn't think to do it the other way! Now I'm even more excited to get…"
Dec 10, 2016
mary replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"oh and re slighlty different sizes when I sew up blankets I find i can ease them along a bit so slightly different sizes arent' a problem sewing up. Its when they are majorly out it becomes a problem!"
Dec 10, 2016
mary replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"same for the diagonal! no worries about guage! Personally I  avoid cream and white because I suspect the blankets will be washed rarely so stick to bright colours. But striping would make it less of a problem."
Dec 10, 2016
Arlene Guerin replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"Just a note - I find the easiest way to figure out tension is to make a mitred square. You automatically get the 8x8 shape with any gauge, you get the stitch count and you get a square to start with! I stopped doing test gauges and started doing…"
Dec 10, 2016
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Anne Powell replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"Here is Jen's blanket.  What great colour combinations, Jen!"
Dec 10, 2016
Gloria Grandy replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"Oh Jen, I agree with Sue!  Your squares are beautiful!  She has answered your questions, so I won't bore you by repeating it all ... LOL  I will just repeat one thing ... thank you for joining us and we would love to see your…"
Dec 10, 2016
Sue Gillman replied to Jen Wilby's discussion New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions
"Jen thank you so much for joining our happy band of knitters !  Your blanket is a beauty !!! Any colours, any wool or acrylic is fine. I know what you mean about keeping things clean !!  I t's up to you if you want to stripe them to…"
Dec 10, 2016
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New to KAS .. first 35 squares and a couple of questions

Hello everyone,I'm Jen. I live in Colorado, originally from the UK via Texas!in a bid to reduce my stash I started looking for ideas and came across KAS.I've been knitting squares ever since and have just finished my first 35.I was inspired by a small ball of pink and green camo yarn that I had and have made all the squares using…See More
Dec 10, 2016
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"Hi Jen. A warm welcome to Knit A Square, from over here in Western Australia.  :)) Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for a vulnerable child in South Africa. The children love to receive…"
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At 2:56pm on November 27, 2016, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Jen.

A warm welcome to Knit A Square, from over here in Western Australia.  :))

Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for a vulnerable child in South Africa. The children love to receive their blankets, created from squares, which come from kindly, caring folk such as yourself, from over 60 countries all over our world. You are encouraged to knit/crochet in any stitch you prefer, but we do ask that they not be too 'lacy' as warmth is our highest priority. PJs (Plain Janes as they are affectionately known) are the backbone to all our blankets. These are single colour squares that are in garter stitch(knitting) or single crochet as they are very solid and provide a contrast to a picture/striped/patterned square or two that may be added to a blanket.By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of  patterns provided by our fellow KASers.  If you would kindly check out our wishlist for 2016, you can see what items we are currently focusing on.

 http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/wish-list-2016

 Clicking on the  'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page, will possibly answer many initial questions you may have .Any other questions...please ask...we love to help.  :))  You can also find postage information and a packing slip to send with parcels there.

If you'd like to see what other KASers have been making please click on the photo tab at the top of the page....and feel free to add photos of your own work...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts.

If you want to see the most active discussions at present, you may like to click on the 'main page' tab and they are listed in the centre of that page...just pick one and click on it. It is a large website, but with so much fun and info.

Each month we have a fun theme to inspire and motivate us. If you would like to see this month's theme, please click on this link:

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/november-theme-pretty-pastels

It is just for fun and there is no pressure to join in.  ANY squares you may like to make will be much appreciated.  :))

You may also like to check out our KASshop tab at the top of the page. There are cards and gifts for many occasions.

Thank you for joining us.  :))

 
 
 

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