|Christoper Kane Design|
I used to have a pretty poor opinion of the granny square, I think it was all those 70's garish colours.
However, recently I've started to reconsider. I thought I should at least try to make some before judging them so harshly.
So, not one to spend any money on an experiment, and one to enjoy cutting stuff up I first attempted to make t-shirt yarn from some old cotton vests:
Then to work granny squaring:
Things I learnt:
-Cotton vests that have a slight rib in the weave fray badly, losing lots of bits. Grrr.
-You need a yumbo crochet hook for t-shirt yarn! The one I used was size 10mm.
-I had to simplify my design to a VERY simple square to accommodate my yarn.
-How on earth am I gonna join them together?
-What am I actually making? Maybe a bathroom floor mat?
-Will I ever be able to transfer the skills I have just learnt into making myself the glorious Christopher Kane Granny Square Biker Jacket (not 4 words you thought you'd ever see together!)?