Monday, August 23, 2010

Bakers Dozen Square - August #2

Sorry, no video blog/podcast today. I am having some serious sinus migraine issues! I will record tomorrow though, hopefully! ☺ Until then, the second Bakers Dozen Square.


Here is the initial square, before the trim was added.

Detail shot of the middle.

Reblocking with crochet trim.

: TLC Cotton Plus
Color : Lavender
Content : 51% Cotton/ 49% Acrylic
Care : Machine Wash and Dry
Needles : US 5 knitting needles and size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
Pattern : Top of page 120 in Beautiful Knitting Patterns and simple double crochet trim

Overall : I like this yarn, but it is a little splitty. Would use it again. Love how the pattern turned out, it looks great with the lace. Knitted the center piece and blocked it. I knew I would need a trim, but needed to know how far the center would block out first. I almost always use a K1P1 bind off, which makes it easy to pick up stitches for connecting pieces or adding more. The cable made it block out a little less than I expected, still love it though.

This is definitely one of the reasons why I love these types of groups. It gives me a reason to essentially swatch things that I may not take the time to do for myself. It's helping me learn more about yarns and stitch patterns. So glad I joined this group.


  1. I think I've used that yarn before with the same verdict. Another stunning square.

  2. I love watching all these squares emerge! I think you're right about the swatching, too...definitely an advantage.

  3. Looks good with the trim!
    Good choice