Joining with Linda again today for Knit a Block a Week Challenge. I wasn't able to post about my square last week, although I did knit a block. So this week I have two blocks to show you.
My first block is Block 56 "Big Heart". I'm sure a lot of people will be knitting & crocheting lots of hearts now that Valentine's Day is near. Did you see my Frozen Heart in yesterday's post?
This is knit using the intarsia method, which I've not tried before. If you've never knit in intarsia before and want to try this heart, I would suggest reading the instructions at the back of the book before proceeding. Of course, I didn't do that (meh! I can figure this out as I go), but realized too late that a little planning ahead could've saved me a little aggravation later on. Anyway, it all worked out well, and you can see on the back of the block where I twisted the two different yarns together to prevent any gaps between them. This block did curl a little both top & bottom and on the sides, but not too badly ... of course I just cropped the curls right out of the photo because I didn't block it :)
To be honest, I didn't really enjoy knitting the intarsia method when I had four different balls going across the top, but I am easily annoyed if yarn starts getting into a tangle, and I didn't like having four balls of yarn carefully placed all around me as I knit ... you don't want to have to get up in a hurry to run to the phone or anything! I'll probably give it a go again should I come across something I really want to make though.
My second block is Block 197 "Harris".
It's quite a dense square with a nice nubby texture. This block was easy to knit up and I liked the effect with the variegated yarn peeking out from the dark brown. It didn't curl on any of the edges, which was nice. I can see using this knit stitch for little mug rugs, or a heat pad since it is so dense.
Here are all my Chocolate Peppermint blocks so far ...
If you'd like to see other blocks in this challenge, just click on the link!
Thanks for stopping by!