In making a tool for encouraging creativity and fuel it where the starting skill base is low or new, I’m working on patterns that are made up of only squares. Squares are basic and even when someone has just started knitting can knit squares. Most ‘easy’ knit patterns aren’t actually very easy for the beginner knitter, this squashes interests in creating through frustration. I want to try and create patterns that truely are ‘easy’ and also encourage people to go beyond the pattern. By this I mean people have a tendency to keep exactly to the pattern, not even changing the colours of a pattern which means they don’t draw on there own creativity or develop it.