20 Squares to Celebrate America’s Yarn Store Designed and Knit by WEBS Staff
The 40th Anniversary Knit Blanket eBook from Valley Yarns is a collection of 20 afghan squares designed, written, and knit by the wonderful employees here at WEBS! We chose 4 colors of Valley Yarns Northampton to work with, required a 12” square, and gave everyone a theme of “What’s The Best Thing You’ve Made?” We wanted to show off how WEBS has enabled each of us to do our best work. Then we brought all the squares together with a ruby red color in honor of the ruby anniversary.
It’s been so amazing working with all the talented people who work here at WEBS. From all levels of experience, each square is a unique representation of the role of knitting and crocheting in our lives, and it’s stunning to see them all together.
In this ebook, the patterns for each square are given in the order they’re assembled, not necessarily in order of skill level, so we encourage the knitter to read through the book and work the squares in the order they most prefer. Since tension varies from knitter to knitter, we provided the needle size each designer used to make their square, making it even more essential to check the gauge on every square to ensure they’re all the right size. Whether you work all the squares as written or add a few of your own, we’re so proud to have you join us in celebrating the anniversary of America’s yarn store with your own creations to cherish.
Finished Size: About 48” x 60” Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton (yarn requirements are approximate and will likely differ if deviating from the blanket as shown)
2 skeins color 18 Burgundy
3 skeins color 06 Dark Grey
3 skeins color 50 Medium Grey
4 skeins color 05 Light Grey
4 skeins color 02 Natural Needles:
for squares: US size 7, 8 or 9 needles, varies, see individual patterns
for border: 2 US size 7 (4.50mm) 40” circular needles or size needed to get gauge Gauge: for squares: varies, see individual patterns; for border: 5 sts = 1” in garter stitch