Posts Tagged ‘afghan’
This cardigan was hanging up in my local yarn shop as a sample and I just loved it. I’m using the same yarn that Jane used and it’s a light cotton and alpaca blend. I have the back done up to the arm holes but then put it down until I could figure out the specific decreases that it calls for. I haven’t touched it in probably 3 months. I need to pick it back up again soon. I really want to wear it!
Yarn: Rowan Alpaca Cotton
Needles: US 7 – 4.5 mm
Designer: Julie Weisenberger
I started this blanket for myself after I had learned the basic granny square. The first few were very difficult for me until I got the hang of the pattern. It uses SC, DC, HDC, cluster Stitches, and weird spacing but I think it looks like a sun and love it. I wanted a patchwork blanket (or three) because it would be easy to carry around.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Designer: Margret Willson
Pattern: Sunscape Throw
I wanted this blanket for Jack. It’s really sweet and simple. It’s a free pattern from Spud & Chloe and I get to use my Harmony Straights for it.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool
Needles: US 8 – 5.0 mm
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Pattern: Dream Catcher Baby Blanket
A basic granny square blanket was a great way to learn more crochet. I had this yarn in my stash and decided the colors would be really cute for my nephew, Connor. I think it may be his Christmas gift.
Yarn: Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby
Hook: 4.0 mm (G)
Another monster. No surprise there I’m sure. My sister-in-law has already named him “Chuck the Vomit Monster” because the yarn is disgustingly colored. I didn’t think it would be so bad in the skein but it’s definitely knitting up kind of gross LOL. The magic loop is coming along quite well and I have to say, that Alicia was right. It rocks!
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Ombre c. perpetual sunshine
Needles: US 4 – 3.5 mm
Designer: Rebecca Danger
Pattern: Baldwin the Bathroom Monster
This is my favorite project I have ever worked on. When my friend Alicia said that her and her family were moving to Santiago, Chile, Laura and I immediately decided to knit something for her. We wanted a patchwork throw made up of tons of different patterns and yarns. At least for myself, I purposely used yarn and patterns from projects that I have done, as kind of a reminder of all that we have done during our friendship. We gave it to her on the last night that she could attend our knitting group before her move. Needless to say, it was very emotional and the gift could not have possibly been better received.
I LOVE this pattern! However, it calls for Noro and I kept breaking out in hives on my fingers anytime I would work on it for any length of time. I asked my doctor about it, and she said I was probably allergic to the veggy matter within the wool. Bummer! I had made a few squares, but when I finally got tired of hives, I decided to give them away. My friend Laura was also working on the blanket, so I figured she could get to her end a little quicker. I also gave her all of the unknit skeins I had and I’m glad to NEVER have to work with it again. I am not glad, however, to not have this blanket. So, I am currently on the hunt (with Laura’s help) to find a good substitute which will have a similar look when knit up. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden
Needles: US 7 – 4.5 mm
Designer: Lizard Ridge Afghan
Pattern: Laura Aylor