Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Endless Afghan - The Ninth Square

Look....actual knitting! This is the latest square I completed for the afghan. It is from the second book from Knitter's Magazine called The Great North American Afghan.This square has a lot of texture to it and really stands out on the blocking board. However, if knitted according to the directions it was 12 inches by 10 inches (30 centimeters by 25 centimeters for my Canadian friends) instead of 12 inches (30 centimeters) square. I ended up changing to smaller needles and added an extra pattern repeat to make it square up.

I liked the lace work surrounding the body of the knit. It adds interest and also helped prevent the edges of the square from curling.This square has great possibilities. I would like to re knit it in a larger version of 36 inches x 36 inches (92 centimeters square ) as a baby blanket. It would also make a beautiful full size afghan. I can see the same version using stripes at each junction of the triangles. I'll have to get out my graph paper and see what I can design.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful, Kathleen!

I adore diamond lace. Once I tried to make bobbles, but I think I sprained something. ;) You're right, that square expanded would make an awesome baby blanket or afghan.

knottykitty said...

Another beautiful square completed! That is going to be one unbelievable afghan! BTW, I'm still giggling about the javalinas...

kay said...

Gorgeous square! And perfectly blocked, too!

sophanne said...

That is definitely something to curl up in on a cold winter day- with a few more of course. That pattern is beautiful.