UK HandKnitting Association, consisting of a collection of knitted squares pinned to a huge board to create a wall of hand-knitting and knitters' thoughts. The little bias-knitted blocks, all in cream, will be a living document of the knitters' voice and preserved as a testimony to the unique and special world of hand-knitting.
|Ruth and Belinda in front of the wall of knitting|
This is my block which I dedicated to the memory of my dear old Mum who taught me how to knit and who I always think of when I am knitting. She could knit for England and her favourite saying was 'You can never have too many cardigans.'
Conversations over Knitting page for details and to download the label to record your thoughts and then post your block to them. The pattern is on their website but I've put it below too - it's really quick and easy to do and a good idea for using up oddments to knit a cosy little throw, cot cover or blanket for the dog:
How to make the bias block motif
This magic square has an old, old story to tell, its roots are thrift and love.
Find a pair of needles that feel comfortable with your wool. Size 4mm is good with ‘double knitting’ 5mm for Aran weight, and so on…..
In cream yarn start the tale by casting-on three stitches. For every row: knit two stitches, make one stitch, then knit to the end of the row - until the work on your needle is 10cms wide. Then knit two rows without increasing. Next, for every row: knit two stitches, then knit two stitches together, and knit to the end of the row. When there are three stitches left, cast them off. Your bias block should measure 10cms.