S&B London got as many groups and individual knitters accross the Uk to knit a square for the Uk S&B Blanket. We wanted it to represent the UK groups in all their diversity. With a map of the UK in the middle, individual knitters made blue squares for the sea and groups made squares that represented their group, which made the edging of the blanket. And what a fabulous result!
I knew that knitting England would not be an easy task, but it took much longer than I thought it would. I also ended up re-doing it until it looked perfect! I started by taking a map of the UK and blowing it up to the size I wanted to knit it. I then used this as a stencil for the knitting. In plain knitting, I knitted, increasing adn decreasing to make the bumpy shapes that make up the island.