To further these ideas having just watched Kaffe Fassett's 'Glorious Colour' (whilst making pom poms for my chair) he showed how frightened people are to just try and knit without a pattern. One episode followed a class he was teaching. He had asked them all to bring along a variety of colours and types of wool and an image they liked. From this image they were then to knit using the colours from the image. The results they produced, although I must say a little dated as the program did air in 1988, we're fascinating to see.
Originally when thinking over my idea of these series of blocks I had thought to only try geometric forms. After seeing this program I think I shall now experiment with more arbitrary forms, trying for the first time to knit in intarsia without a pattern. This will only be the second time I've knitted intarsia.
In total at the moment I envisage at least 16 small squares. My only issue is where to put them without putting 16 holes in the wall. So I may have to hang them off 4 hocks on a series of strings. This is a problem I shall come to later as my ideas always seem to evolve as I go along.