This should be fun.
I am going to start a contest and the prize is an afghan. To enter the contest you must make a square for the afghan. The squares must be made with sock yarn. Great for using up leftovers. Here is what the finishedsquare looks like. The pattern is simple I will write it here and I will post on the yahoo forum. I will put it on my web site soon too.
Square measured 7 1/2" Knit on 5 dp 2.75mm needles
I used 13 grams of Opal Brazil 5003
Cast on 12 stitches - 3 on each of the 4 needles
Round 1: Knit one round plain
Round 2: - Knit1 (K1) yarn over (yo) K1 on the first needle, repeat on the next 3 needles
Round 3: and every alternate round Knit
Round 4: K2 YO K1 YO K2 repeat this on all four needles
Round 6: K3 YO K1 YO K3 repeat this on all four needles
Keeping this pattern you will have 1 more stitch on each needle before and after the YO K1 YO.
until 19 stitches are before and after the increase. Work this round
Now you have 20 stitches between the K1 stitch
Knit last round - Cast off loosely. Block your square. Hopefully it measures 71/2" but if it doesn't don't worry. You don't need to sew in the ends. Attach your name, address and email to the square and mail it to:
Quathiaski Cove, B.C.
You can enter as many squares as you want. The more you enter the more chance you have of winning.