Today I'm beginning a new series of very brief posts that I'm going to call "Saturday Squared". For a long time I've wanted to start a collection of granny squares to use up the pretty ends of yarn left over from various knitting projects. I made a baby blanket like this for Jenny last year from some small coordinating balls of cotton yarn, and I love the way it turned out:
This is a slightly smaller version of DROPS 120-59. I'm working all of these squares with a size G/6/4.25mm hook, and they are all 7" square. I know that's kind of a funny size, when most granny squares are 12, 9, or 6 inches square, but it seemed to work well with my gauge and the average size of my yarn scraps. I wish I could tell you the name of this gorgeous yarn, but it was a gifted yarn end from my sister-in-law after she knit a happy rainbow keyhole-style scarf for her daughter. Many of the yarns I'll be working with are self-striping, and will work up to show off the yarn colors more than the pattern. But I don't mind, in this case the yarn colors are the show stoppers anyway!