granny charm square blanket

I’ve decided that I want to make a granny square blanket. As I was sitting on the sofa today, really sick, watching a Flipping Out marathon, I came up with an idea- a granny charm square blanket.

For a while I was really into quilting and one of my favorite quilts was the charm square. The idea behind it is you exchange pieces of fabric with people around the world so that you don't have two of the same pieces of fabric in the quilt. It was so fun sending and receiving the fabric and seeing how the charm would fit.

As knitters and crocheters we always have remnants of yarn from projects past. I keep mine in ziplock bags organized by color. How fun would it be to make granny squares from yarn remnants. It doesn't really matter how little yarn you have because granny squares naturally change colors. The only problem is I don't have enough remnants to make a blanket. That's where the "charm yarn" comes in- a remnant yarn exchange would provide enough yarn to make a blanket and how fun would it be to share where each square came from.

Fiber-wise I think anything, except mohair, angora, 100% acrylic and 100% silk would work and the minimum amount of yarn for the exchange should be 15 yards. So what do you guys think? E-mail me if you want to participate worldknits@me.com. Help me fill in the map!

Update: Because of the popularity of this project I've added the CAL to worldknit's Ravelry Discussion Group. More to come as the project develops.

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