I am taking part in the Knit-a-block-a-week challenge which is being hosted on Linda's Crafty Corner blog. We are knitting blocks from Jan Eaton's "200 Knitted Blocks For Blankets, Throws and Afghans". This week I knitted Block 197 which is called "Harris". It is a very effective multi-coloured block that looks more complicated than it really is. It is a mixture of knit stitches and slip stitches with absolutely no purl stitches. Here is the front of my block:
Despite appearances, each row is knitted with just one colour yarn and the other yarn is held at the side until it is needed. This gives a very neat appearance to the back of the square:
There are no long threads to get caught on anything or to trap fingers and toes.
I have used yellow as the main colour and 2 other shades as background colours. I like the ribbon effect. It would look great in any colour combinations....pastels, neutrals, or brights.
I couldn't resist giving this blog post a cheeky title!