Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha – Block #6

The sixth block of the Cascade Knitterati KAL was released only yesterday and we were stunned to see on Ravelry this morning the amount of progress knitters made overnight! You are certainly a creative bunch! It’s so interesting to see you coming up with your own different ways to approach the different stitches, and then sharing your tips! If you’ve not been following the Ravelry thread for this KAL, you definitely should be!

Block #5 required a little less intense pattern following than some of the previous patterns, which was warmly welcomed. Make no mistake, we love a good, challenging pattern, but we also get great satisfaction from a simple pattern that gives outstanding results.

This delicate pattern was fast and pleasing to knit. We feel this is an excellent pattern for someone new to knitting from charts. The explanation of “no stitch”, something rookie chart readers find so daunting, was so well explained in the pattern notes that any new knitter could tackle this without fear. We really love the attention to detail in these patterns.

Block #6 is an introduction to lifelines for those who have never used them before. Knitted short rows combined with picked up stitches created a raised, textured surface. Lifelines are inserted to assist in identifying stitches when creating the welts.

Marsha has been knitting away at her KAL blocks but assures us that the time frame is just perfect. With three weeks to complete each block, she never feels overwhelmed by pressure and still finds time to work on other projects. “Block #6 is a fun knit and works up quite quickly. The pattern is easy to memorize and follow, and it’s been interesting learning another new technique.”

We’re getting in to some bolder colours in our colour scheme now and it’s going to be fascinating to see how all the different patterns and colours come together. We are loving the colours of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in our blanket but we can also imagine all the other possible combinations. With over seventy colours available the options are endless.

What colours did you pick for the Knitterati KAL? Did you purchase a kit of the suggested colours by Cascade, or did you choose your own colours of 220 Superwash Merino? Let us know in the comments section below or send us a picture, we love hearing from you!

The Cascade Knitterati Lapghan KAL┬áis absolutely perfect for a summer project! Small squares that you can take anywhere and complete in a short time, what’s not to love? Don’t miss out on all the excitement this summer, register here to receive the patterns via email and take a trip to your LYS to pick up some Cascade 220 Superwash Merino. Let the fun begin!

Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!


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