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Topic: Ga Ga for Grannies Granny Square Swap (Sign ups: 4/18 - 5/3, Send outs: 6/6/11)  (Read 11478 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2011 09:40:56 AM »

From the first post, it looks like this is for crocheted grannies only, not knit ones...

but there are questions on the questionaire about whether you can make and would prefer to recieive crochet and or knit squares.


I'm eager to know more about what will qualify as a granny square for this swap. Is it just the good old fashioned basic one that was linked in the original post or could any 7 inch knitted or crocheted square work?
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2011 09:43:23 AM »

Ah, good point!  I haven't filled out the questionnaire and must not have read it thoroughly. Good catch!

I'm also curious as to what we're counting as "granny squares" here, because in my mind, that is a very specific pattern (and shape!).
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2011 09:53:37 AM »

I'm quite excited. The boyfriend was like you have to make how many squares?  Shocked

I can't think of a better swap for my second time.
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2011 10:45:52 AM »

i would really like to be a part of this swap, but im not sure if i will have time...we will see closer to the deadline.
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2011 01:02:28 PM »

I put on my questionnaire that I wanted solid colored granny squares, crocheted, basic granny squares. I hope I wasn't too picky.  Undecided
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2011 01:33:11 PM »

I'm considering this swap for sure, will make a 7 inch granny tonight to see how long it would take me to make 30. Do people tend to prefer squares made out of all one yarn or are squares where the color changes every round good too?
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2011 03:19:28 PM »

If you look at ravelry under the knitted afghan squares, there's a million ways to knit a square that won't roll. There's tons of intricate patterns that would go well with crocheted squares. I would think that the lines would match up, I don't know much about crochet to tell you that one. I love all of the different motifs and whatnot that crocheters make, but I can't crochet for the life of me...Strictly a knitter which is why I'm waiting for a little bit before I decide about joining this swap.

I think I want to join this swap. Just a few questions, though...

1.  What pattern do we use for a knitted square? My very limited experience in knitting is that a straight knit stitch will cause your work to roll inside itself. What stitch would I use to prevent that?

2. With swapping both knit and crochet squares, do the stitches line up correctly when trying to sew them together? Or are we going to have a knitters group and a crocheters group?

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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2011 03:21:15 PM »

On the questionarre, it asks if you want different motifs or not, so I'm assuming its based on preference.

To clarify: is this for Granny Squares, specifically, or for any square motif?
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2011 04:52:43 PM »

I'm considering this swap for sure, will make a 7 inch granny tonight to see how long it would take me to make 30. Do people tend to prefer squares made out of all one yarn or are squares where the color changes every round good too?

I would be happy with solid colored squares or squares where the color changes every round...so long as the yarn itself is a solid color and not variegated. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2011 06:40:56 PM »

Allow me to clarify on the what constitutes as a granny square question:

A basic granny square is the pattern that I linked to in the first post. The basic granny is the jumping off point for this swap. Now, if you are open to recieving a different square motif or a knitted square (as long as it meets the size requirements) chose the appropriate answers in the questionnaire. Then as a crafter, if you get a partner that is open to recieving those types of squares, you have the option of creating those for your partner.

Now, if you are strictly a knitter and wanting to join this swap, I have a suggestion. Wait until close to the close of sign ups and messsage me. I can take a look at the participants questionnaires and see if there is enough swappers open to knitted squares to go around.

On color choices, there seem to be a lot of variety so far in the  turned in questionnaires. Some are more specific but for the most part its still a broad range and are more guidelines than anything.

I hope this helps. If not please keep asking questions! I will do my best to answer them for you!

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