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A granny square rainbow – 5KCBWDAY3

Granny Square Rainbow

Granny Square Rainbow

I knit an awful lot of socks, which means I have an awful lot of leftover sock yarn.  One day I decided to embark on making a granny square blanket with all my leftovers.  Only, as it turns out, my leftovers weren’t as extensive as they first appeared.  Pictured here are all the squares I have made so far, a grand total of 135.  The only problem is that I need 252 for the blanket I have designed, so there’s a lot of sock knitting in my future!

I am particularly short on orange and purple for some reason.  Does anybody have a favourite purple or orange colourway?  I’d love to hear some ideas – the orange in particular seems difficult to find, but maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places.

Using every last bit

I had a ball of Noro Silk Garden Sock languishing in my stash for a very long time.  It was a gift, and I wanted to make sure that I did the right thing with it.  I completely adore the project that I chose to make with it (my puffin jumper), but I had a little bit left over.  The amount I had, only 28 g, wasn’t really enough to do much with, but I couldn’t imagine not having every last yard of a special yarn in use where I could see it.  So, I opted for one of my favourite projects – I made a granny square.  The finished granny is 24 cm square and I intend to make a cushion cover from it.  Admittedly a tiny cushion cover, but a cushion cover all the same.  If only I could find a use for the last 2 metres.  Any suggestions?

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