This free knitting pattern is for a very basic 20cm or 8 inch square. This is a great starter project for a beginner knitter as they knit up very quickly. Even experience knitters will love churning out the squares and you can make so many things with them. They can also be a great way to use up scraps of wool/ yarn and create such a rainbow of colours.
Materials: 8 ply yarn and 5mm needles
Cast on 35 stitches.
Knit stitch every row (garter stitch) for 60 rows (30 ridges) or until work reaches 20cm long (depending on your tension)
If desired, change colours at the start of a ridge to form stripes.
Cast off neatly. Leave a tail of 1m if you want to join to other squares, weave in all other ends.
Watch out for future posts for ideas about what you can do with your squares.
- UPDATE 1: give your squares to charity