The Mystery Blanket Challenge Square Six: Diagonal Purls
We’re now halfway through our mystery blanket and in this sixth instalment you’ll be adding a repeated purl pattern. This creates eye-catching diagonal lines that not only look good, but keeps the square from rolling in on itself, too. Rosie demonstrates this textured technique in the video hub which is much easier than it looks – head over now to see how it’s done!
It just so happens that stocking stitch has a natural tendency to roll up at the edges, which can be undesirable for flat projects. The garter stitch border that you’ve added around the edge of each of the blanket squares goes some way to preventing this, but adding extra purl stitches to the right side of a design, as in this square, also helps too.