The secret to aesthetically pleasing granny squares

Baby Boy’s blanket

I just came across this blanket on Flickr. I love the colour use in this blanket – the squares are kept in only a few colours that are carefully coordinated: brown, beige, cream, three shades of blue. It really is the only way I know of to keep anything granny-squared from looking like a 70s leftover.

Garnstudio has a pattern for a granny square baby blanket in which the samples have similarly well-coordinated colour schemes. They look beautiful, clean and professional.

Of course, this principle really defeats the stashbusting side of grannysquaring. But however many orphan skeins I had lying around, I wouldn’t want to spend my time making something that doesn’t look good.


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