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Topic: Moose Square *Updated, with cat square*  (Read 2224 times)
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« on: March 15, 2006 06:06:41 AM »

I knitted this piece with with a moose on (can you see him) just as a practise but it came up really well. I don't know what to do with it now, any ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2006 06:07:50 AM »

Also, how do i stop it from curling at the top and bottom?
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006 06:14:52 AM »

Cute! I'm picturing several moose squares knit together into a blanket, but that's a lot of squares. It gives me a log cabin feel. Smiley

Depending on the type of yarn you can block it to get it to stop curling. I usually put my piece on the ironing board, place a damp towel over it and hit the steam button on the iron over it a few times then let it dry. Or maybe you could do a row of single crochet around the edges, that might help, too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006 06:27:02 AM »

I LOVE moose.  Would you mind posting the pattern?
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006 07:11:26 AM »

Moose pillow! Make another square just like it (or in another color, or in plain stockinette, whatever), stitch 'em together, stuff it and bask in your moosey, pillowy goodness.
BTW, the curling edge is because its done in stockinette, and that's just what it does. a border of garter stitch or ribbing won't curl, for future reference.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006 03:00:47 PM »

Here is the link to the pattern http://www.knittingknonsense.com/moosecloth.html
Also i forgot to mention that i used Panda Woolbale yarn (100% wool, 8ply). I love the blanket idea and the pillow idea. I think i might try a few different animals for the blanket. There is around ten on that one website!
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006 05:03:33 PM »

Nice moose!  That will make a good blanket. 

The reason your edges are curling is because of the stitch; it is very common.  Once you sew the squares together, it will lay flat.  Along the edges of the throw, you may want to do a different stitch.  I think a seed stitch would be nice.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006 06:56:10 PM »

I'd sew it onto a sweatshirt. Instant gratification.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006 10:42:57 PM »

that is just awesome!  thanks for the pattern link.  i want to make one for my father in laws 'jaegerhutte' ( hunting cabin) 
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006 03:52:20 AM »

u can make a bag out of it.. Smiley very nice looking.. about the curling issue you can make a garter stitch frame to prevent curling..
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