Hurrah I’m pleased to say that I made it through week 1! It’s been fun. Garter Stitch Waves is an easy pattern to memorise combining simple knit and purl stitches, so after you’ve knitted the first square, the rest can easily be combined with a spot of TV watching or a similar activity. I started off with the recommended needle size 4.5mm but soon realised that I needed to drop down to 4mm. I’ve also found that my squares are more rectangle in shape than square so I’ve added a couple of extra rows at the top and bottom of each square in stocking stitch (after the garter stitch rows but before the wave pattern). I just need to block them.
Have you checked out the Ravelry Group for the KAL yet? Its very busy over there – a great place to get tips and talk colours, needles and blocking and chat in general… Last time I looked there were 495 participants in the KAL! Check out the following link for further useful links to Clue No. 1, the You Tube Video by Martin Storey, the KAL shopping list, and Dayana’s very useful tips on how to download the free pattern from the Rowan Yarns website without any hiccups (note that you’ll have to sign up for a free Rowan account to download the clue – if the download button is missing after you have logged in, try refreshing the page in your browser).
Don’t forget – the next clue will be available next Monday 28th April! I’ve had a sneak peak and I’m sure that you’ll love it :) I’m off to share a photo of my finished squares over on Ravelry – I hope to see your photos too. Happy KAL-ing!
Here are the Pure Wool Worsted colours that I chose for the KAL: oxygen 137, azure 138, peacock 139, mallard 144 , moonstone 112, granite 111, candy 118 and pretty pink 113. My girls even made cupcakes this week to match my azure yarn!