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Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever Community Knit/Crochet Project

Alrighty, sweet crafters!

As we know, one of our members can't wait for his grandchild to arrive - let's reward his envolvement with a baby blanket!

10 cm x10 cm squares, knitted or crochetted, mid-weight yarn, if possible.

I tried to figure out a color scheme, but honestly, as diverse as your stash and our community is - just go with what you have.

For now - get crafting, I will post details on delivery later, also looking for somebody (preferably not fulltime employed, single parent stuck in study books like me) who would sew it together, but if we don't find anyone, it's ok.

Children's craft is welcome (my kid will chip in, maybe students as well), and men - don't be shy. 10 x 10 cm, that's all.



This is exciting - let's create this thing together for slammer's Pokemon!
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Big thumbs up to Belgianmum who offered to sew our squares together!

Wow, this is fast!
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Old 16.03.2017, 22:59
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I'm not in CH but am willing to help sew if need be. We'd have to do a lot of recorded delivery posting I suppose!
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Old 16.03.2017, 23:09
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Re: Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever Community Knit/Crochet Project

We are going international! Wow, that's great, Roof!

We can see how many squares we end up with, it would merit getting together for a Blankie day camp/retreat to pile them together and sew, but I think if we manage to collect them all first, it is a starting point. Then see how to sew them together so colors/textures get distributed evenly.

I will start knitting them with my little knitter tomorrow.
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So is it any colour now? Neutral-ish or candy colours? Are good quality acrylic mixes ok?
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Re: Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever Community Knit/Crochet Project

Girls and boys, if somebody has been thinking about picking up needles/hook and starting to craft - this is a perfect occasion! (Plus it is so trendy, too!)

Some knitting tutorials if, by any chance, an emerging fiber artist feels like starting today, the vids are well done and she has a bunch:

https://youtu.be/nWJQvsZ6kT0



Hipster guys! EF has been such fresh, trendsetting, sassy community! Let's find our inner crafter together!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/think...-new-yoga.html

"Men who knit" is a fab, helpful site! http://www.menwhoknit.com/

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So is it any colour now? Neutral-ish or candy colours? Are good quality acrylic mixes ok?
I would opt for pale-ish colors but people were trying to use their leftovers, I think it is not a bad idea. I wanted a white-gray range just to give it unified look, since the squares will be coming from all over but let's just be grateful and hope Pokemon's parents will like it.

Acrylic is not bad, 100% wool is so warm and usually lasts less.
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Hahahah...you knittin' yet?
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Re: Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever Community Knit/Crochet Project

I would have offered to do the sewing together (a degree in Textiles has some uses), but like RufusB organising things would have involved rather a lot of complicated cross-border postal deliveries.

So, seriously; bravo and 'ta gradely' as my MiL would have said to BM!!!!

I'm sticking to shades of grey as that's what I've started with, but most pale pastel shades will go with that.

For those doing crochet, perhaps use a stitch that's fairly close, lacey and babies fingers aren't a good mix.

Really looking forward to seeing LiB's contribution..... apart from the sark that is.

MC; stop posting knitting porn...
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Re: Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever Community Knit/Crochet Project

I was going to do a double stitch (US terms, UK trebles) or some sort of wave thing: close together anyway on a 4 mm ish hook. It's worked for baby blankets before, or at least I've not had complaints yet!

Suggestion: maybe we could post pics of our finished squares so we can all get a feel for the overall blanket?

LiB: if you're itching to crochet, I can recommend bellacoco, happyberry or persialou, all to be found either on their own websites or on YouTube where they post many a useful tutorial. You're welcome.


EditEd to suggest we make sure our yarn is machine washable!
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Good idea, I'll finish a few more, block them and then attempt to post a picture.... which should keep me occupied for most of the coming weekend.
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Good idea, I'll finish a few more, block them and then attempt to post a picture.... which should keep me occupied for most of the coming weekend.
Oh ... blocking...I'm not very good at that...
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Oh...my...goodness, this is really going to happen?
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Very bad at crotcheting etc and I do not have any stuff here but happy to participate and help with postage cost?
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So, seriously; bravo and 'ta gradely' as my MiL would have said to BM!!!!

I'm sticking to shades of grey as that's what I've started with, but most pale pastel shades will go with that.

For those doing crochet, perhaps use a stitch that's fairly close, lacey and babies fingers aren't a good mix.

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It will be fun.

I'm sticking to shades of grey too as I've found a few balls of those and I think the shades of grey theme is quite cool.

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I was going to do a double stitch (US terms, UK trebles) or some sort of wave thing: close together anyway on a 4 mm ish hook. It's worked for baby blankets before, or at least I've not had complaints yet!

Suggestion: maybe we could post pics of our finished squares so we can all get a feel for the overall blanket?


EditEd to suggest we make sure our yarn is machine washable!
Mine will be trebles too as that gives a close, even finish.
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When some of you have done the knitted squares can you let me know:

*which size needles
*the weight of the wool
*double plain knit or double purl, or knit/purl plain - I guess I'll see this once you post pics.

An ex-art student here so I can knit, but have never followed set rules/patterns () so need to know the needle size and the weight.

Machine washable wool, as Rufus wrote, is very important.
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I'm going to do single or seed which is alternating double/single. Might try a Tunesian square as well. I have some blue and lavender cotton.

I guess my terminology is US so it might be double/treble.
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I found gray! It's a cotton blend. Ok, will do a single crochet.....now to find a ruler.
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Now how I wish I sat with my grandma when she offered to teach me knitting . Any kind soul near Zurich willing to part some of their knitting knowledge to this clumsy one! I promise I'll be an attentive student

Oh, what a fantastic initiative! EF at its best
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