Well…I couldn’t help myself and jumped on the Moogly Cal stage coach! I kept seeing all these beautiful squares out in blogland and NEEDED to give them a try.
This square, Tamara Kismet Square, is the first square in the CAL. I really found this to be challenging. I had never done anything quite like it In addition, at the beginning – up until these ladders you see above, the square would not lay flat. It was really “wonky”. I almost gave up and threw it in the trash, but I read all the comments on the Ravelry group and found out that this pattern should work as written. So…I powered on and boy am I glad.
Here is what it looked like after the first set of border spokes had been braided. I was amazed at how nicely the braid framed this piece and also how flat this square had become. I wish I had taken before pictures to show you exactly how rumpled it was before.
I needed my glasses to add the row of DC after the braided row. For the life of me, I couldn’t see the chain stitches between the braids without them. Ah…the joys of getting older!!
My finished Tamara Kismet Square! These are supposed to end up being 12″ square – mine is 12 3/4″ square. I’ll have to keep an eye to make sure they all come out this size.