It's meant to form a watermelon design when you knit a pair of socks, presumably in stocking stitch and with at least 60 stitches, or so I am thinking. I wasn't sure how this yarn would turn out when done in garter stitch and continually decreasing until all the stitches are gone. As you can see, the watermelon-y appearance is still there regardless of the size of the block. I couldn't be more surprised or pleased.
|Top left - large watermelon block and at the top of the afghan is a small watermelon block|
I received a box of Amy's leftover sock yarns and I really appreciate it. I'd like the afghan to contain lots and lots of colors and patterns so I'm very grateful for the help. Thank you, Amy!!
I was curious as to how much yarn it took to make one of the small blocks, so I knit one and then unravelled it. I measured, without stretching the yarn and it came to about 23 feet, just under 8 yards. That's a very small ball of yarn, perhaps about the size of a cherry tomato.
I've woven in all the ends for the blocks that are "landlocked". Any that are on the edge might be needed later, so I'll leave them until the border is worked.
My enthusiasm for this project hasn't diminshed. As a matter of fact, it grows as more blocks are added.