It’s week 2 of the knit-along already! The second clue can be downloaded here, remember that you need a free Rowan member account to get the download.
Week 2’s Nordic Star pattern has only a chart, not written instructions as seen in last week’s pattern. If you’ve not worked with charts before, Dayana has posted some great advice in the week 2 discussion thread on Ravelry. Do check it out!
I found that my squares came out more rectangular than actually square and a little larger than the the pattern suggested they would (20 x 20 cm). I was going to struggle to block them to anything less than 22 cm wide and I really wanted them to end up properly square, so I blocked them really hard lengthwise to get a 22 x 22 cm result.
As I was lucky enough to get an early sneak-peek at the week 2 pattern, I have already completed two squares for this week and also blocked them last night. I found that these squares came out smaller than the week 1 squares and also had an even greater disparity between their width and height. Again I was easily able to block them to 22 cm wide but had to stretch them even more to block them to 22 cm tall, but I managed it with some significant effort. I had seriously sore fingertips after all that opening and closing of safety pins!
Here are two squares for this week so far, one in each of my shades:
Update: An early draft of the week 2 pattern had fewer rows above and below the main star pattern. I mistakenly used the old pattern instead of the updated version, which is why my squares were so significantly shorter than they were wide! I will be using the correct version of the pattern for the other four squares I knit for this week.
How have your week 1 squares gone so far? Are you ready and raring to go for week 2?