The first pattern for the Knitterati KAL from Cascade Yarns was released a few short weeks ago and Marsha has finished her square, have you? As promised, we have pictures of Marsha’s progress, but what we really want to see are your afghan squares. In progress, finished, however you want to send the photos, we want to see them! We just can’t wait to see what colours you used, and how the pattern itself looks in the different colourways. We would simply love it if you would send your pictures to cascadegradientlapghan@estelledesigns.ca so that we can follow your progress and share photos of your work with other enthusiastic Knitteratis!

Not signed up for the Knitterati KAL yet? It’s not too late to start, just click here for the first pattern and start knitting!

Marsha diligently took photos as she went along, and we’ve shared them with you below.  See her first square unblocked, being blocked, and the finished results. This is a terrific example of the importance of blocking and how it truly does open up your knitting and allow your yarn to bloom.

It really is amazing how much the stitches opened up with a gentle blocking. Using a high quality yarn also helps with blocking, and Cascade 220 Superwash Merino certainly fits the bill! This buttery soft wool is beautiful to work with, has the warmth of merino and is washer/dryer friendly, it just doesn’t get any better than that!

The cables stand out exceptionally after blocking, they have so much more depth and texture. These pictures certainly emphasize the importance of blocking as the final step in the knitting process.

Once again, we urge you to send your photos and comments to cascadegradientlapghan@estelledesigns.ca. We want to share the knit along experience and our love for Cascade 220 Superwash Merino with all of you.

One square down, 15 to go! We encourage you to join us on our Casacade Gradient Lapghan Knitterati journey.

Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!