Found this great pattern in a book called Mason-Dixon Knitting, written by American knitting friends Kay Gardinier and Ann Shayne. Check out the book here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mason-Dixon-Knitting-Knitters-Questions/dp/0307236056/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347870732&sr=1-1 and their website here http://www.masondixonknitting.com/.
These ladies really put the fun and interest into knitting for me and I love their use of bright bold colour and geometric shapes. Some of the blankets are truly inspiring, but sadly my attention span just won’t hold out for 80 squares!! Using two colours you can see the striped square taking shape before your eyes – they are so clever and very satisfying as the finished square it makes me feel like a very competent knitter simply by doing a few K2tog and SSK.
Maybe one day I’ll be able to have enough patience and stamina to knit a huge mitred square blanket but for know I’ll stick with the squares I’ve done, maybe adding a few more to make a mini blanket. A funky baby blanket maybe? Here they are, unblocked and ready to be sewn together.
I love them in these berry colours, have also done a few in a lighter lilac with the dark purple which is lovely but not quite as nice. These squares would work really well knitted in bright primary colours for a childs bedroom or playroom. Once blocked and sewn up I will blog the finished result.