Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha – Block 5

It’s hard to believe, isn’t it, that we are one third of the way through the Cascade Knitterati Knit Along. Four squares down, eight to go! If ever there was a way to knit a lapghan, this is it! There is absolutely no pressure in knitting one twelve-inch square every three weeks. The patterns are intriguing enough to keep you interested, and small enough to ensure the three week suggested deadline is easily attainable.

Block #4 required a fair amount of concentration, lots and lots of cables! Marsha said she really loved having both the written and charted instructions for this block – it was so helpful to be able to read the pattern row and then have the visual from the chart before starting.When the butterfly emerged in all her glory, it was well worth the meticulous attention paid to this well written pattern. What clever use of cables and twists in this charming design by Shannon Dunbabin.

Block #5 was released Wednesday and Knitterati participants on Ravelry were thrilled by a welcome break from cables!This elegant design by acclaimed designer Susan B. Anderson draws long loops up between decreased stitches to create a pretty, textured fabric reminiscent of delicate Summer blossoms. Clearly an addictive pattern, one Ravelry knitter had her square done in three hours! Marsha did say this block was a faster knit than the previous blocks, you can see below that she got quite a bit done as well.We just can’t say enough about Cascade 220 Superwash Merino. Stitch after stitch it is consistently evenly spun, well plied and a pure delight to work with. It delicately slides through your hands and never dries out or chafes your skin. They say that once you go merino you’ll never go back, and now we truly understand why!

It’s not too late to sign up for the Cascade Knitterati KAL, simply click here to register. Now all that’s left is for you to stop in to your favourite LYS and purchase your pre-packaged KAL kit, or pick out your own custom colours in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino, grab your needles and get knitting! These patterns are so addictive you’ll be caught up before you know it!

Don’t forget to keep sending us pictures of your finished blocks and your WIP’s, we love seeing your progress!

Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!

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