Monday, July 18, 2011

Cheongju Avenue of Trees

Thank you to everyone who has offered to contribute to this project! We're gonna make it after all (cue the Mary Tyler Moore music)! Ok, it might be a little too early to be tossing my hat in the air but I was very, very pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic response I have received.

Several people have asked for more specifics about what to do, so I thought I would use this space as the HQ for instructions. A note about my instructions - they are guidelines more than actual instructions. I have only two things that I really feel strongly about: that the square be 50 cm/20 inches and that it be of a single colour. The rest is really up to you.

To knit a square:

Using worsted weight wool and size 10US/6mm needles, cast on 62 sts. Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 50 cm/20". Please check your gauge! You may need to change needle size or # of stitches to get the correct measurement.

To crochet a square:

Using worsted weight yarn and a G/4.5mm hook, chain 68, turn. Using single, double, triple, or any variations of those, proceed to crochet until piece measures 50 cm/20". Please check the gauge! I tend to crochet very loosely, so you may need to chain more stitches at the start.

If you want to make a surface pattern on the square, by all means do so! These patterns are for the most basic square - you can improvise as you desire. Only, please use a single colour, although variations within that colour are ok i.e. a darker and lighter version together.

Deadline: September 3rd.

If you need to mail to me, please email me and I will send you my address.

A million, zillion thanks!

To get you feeling inspired, here is a photograph of the Avenue of Trees in Cheongju:

9 comments:

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

I can make a square or two ...no problem..

urban muser said...

great, thanks robyn!

Jan Morrison said...

I'm in and I need your address. My email is mobudgeATnsDOTsympaticoDOTca

JesiStar said...

I would love to send one, I do need your address to get it to you!

mike chambers said...

email me at lisaanne_quilts@hotmail.com with your snail addy and I will mail you a square or two.

Whichy said...

I am the head of "fiber programming" at an upcoming creator type con - do you mind if I try to recruit folks to do this in our fiber salon room?

Robyn said...

Hi Whichy - Do I mind? Not at all! Please do! I can email you my mailing address if you send me your email to thehousemuseum(at) gmail.com.

Thank you so much!!

Steph's Fairy Knitters said...

Wow what a great idea. So inspiring. What made you come up with this idea ? I would love to come up with a couple of squares. Look forward to seeing the result.

Steph's fairy Knitters

Melaine said...

Would love to help you out with a square or more. Send your address to my email. lambem@live.com
Good luck with this amazing project