simple slipped stripes

Knit Sampler Afghan Square 2

knit sampler afghan square 2

Week two of our knit sampler afghan square is a slipped stitch stripes square. I thought it would be a good idea to make this week a little easier after last weeks 2016 square. I love the look of this square the chain appearance of the stripes across the square will give our blanket some vertical direction and a beautiful texture. The chain could also be done in a different color if you wanted to change the yarn color here it would really pop.

knit sampler afghan square 2

I chose to do my knit sampler afghan square in a lovely blue. The yarn I chose was Stitch Studio by Nicole storybook lullaby in robin egg blue. It’s 100% acrylic which matches my 2016 square. You will find that I use a lot of acrylic yarn for projects just because it’s inexpensive. There are a lot of acrylic yarns out there now that are so soft that for the price difference I find it more cost effective. Plus, it’s easier to launder.

600 X 160 no expiration date

I hope each of you enjoyed the 2016 knit sampler afghan square. I fixed some unclear spots in the pattern that one of our readers brought to my attention. I hope that I cleared up any questions and difficulties anyone else may have had. I have not blocked my squares yet so they do look a little out of sorts, but I wanted to get them out to you as fast as possible. Please remember to block your squares it’s really important for consistency.

2016 Knit Sampler Afghan Square

I have been busy finishing a baby blanket for a friend of mine who has carpal tunnel and couldn’t crochet it herself. I, of course, put my own personal tweaks to the blanket and it turned out quite nice. I hadn’t crocheted in a long time and it was amazing to me the different muscles that began to ache. Still this is a picture of the blanket not quite finished yet, but what do you think? The pattern is called Rainbow Ribble Blanket a 12 point star by Celeste Young and can be found on Ravelry.

Crochet Star Baby Blanket

I really wanted to show everyone this cute bracelet my daughter got me for Christmas. It’s an abacus and keeps track of my knitting rows. One row is the ones column and the other is the tens column. I love it, it’s so easy to use and I remember to use it more and I never lose it. If you would like one or even two for patterns within patterns Annie’s has them I’ve included a link. I am an affiliate of theirs, but I just love this so much I had to share.

Knitting Abacus Bracelet – $9.99

Colorful beads to help you keep count! This abacus bracelet is a functional and fantastic piece of jewelry that will help you count rows while you knit. Each bead slides on the ribbon and stays in place until you decide to move it. Fits any wrist since it is fully adjustable, and it’s also silver plated so it won’t tarnish. The toggle clasp also makes it easy to take on and off. Product colors vary.

Please let me know if you have any questions with the squares and if I can be of any help. Also, I’d like to apologize for not getting this post out earlier. I’ve been quite ill and have been struggling to get better. Our internet was also down for  a few days while we switched services. However, all is good now. I believe I’m on the mend and things should start getting back to normal. Next weeks square will be more challenging so stay tuned.

Happy knitting!


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