Here's my winter knitting project. It's made of pure wool - using up scraps and re-knitting an old unfinished project. I used standard 8-ply wool and 4mm knitting needles. It probably wouldn't matter if you varied that, as long as it was consistent throughout. To knit each square: Cast on 51 stitches 1st and alt rows - knit 2nd and alt rows - decrease at the middle 3 stitches of the row, by slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over. Continue until 3 stitches remain. Knit 3 together, and tie off. To join squares: I used 42 squares for this little rug, and stitched them together using a herrigbone stitch on both the reverse side, then again in the contrasting brown wool on the top side.
I like this little rug, and have started another. Joy