I wanted to use the garter carriage and not only have squares of different colours but also of different textures. I started with the blue and knit a square with my garter carriage in plain garter stitch. After some trial and error, I decided to make a square of 42 sts x 85 rows and after settling this measures as a 5 inch square.
|Blue garter square on machine|
Next I used the cream and knit squares 45 sts x 64 rows in stocking stitch which curled a lot at the ends.
So, I had to spend yesterday morning blocking them out and steaming them - a job I hate doing as I am always a bit unsure what may happen to the wool.
I will get 5 squares out of the 50g ball, so should end up with 30 squares.
I still have the pink wool to use and hope to make a pattern of a heart which will be knit in my garter carriage. Will update later. Enjoy the sunshine.