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: