Monday, September 17, 2007

The Endless Afghan - The Fifteenth Square

This square is from the The Great American Aran Afghan and was designed by Meredith Morioka. It consists of an intricate center cable and a seed stitch and lace pattern as the side borders.
I finished this square last week but apparently I misread the instructions and used a needle size too large. Previously, all of the other squares I had knitted were fairly consistent as to size. In fact, all of them had blocked nicely at twelve square inches each. But this square was huge...... and I do mean HUGE! When I measured it, the tape measure revealed the thing was fourteen inches wide and fifteen inches tall.

After mumbling a few choice knitting words, I frogged the entire thing, reduced needle size, and started over. The re-knit version happily was right on gauge so I have added another finished square to the stack! Twenty five more to go!

5 comments:

zquilts said...

Now THAT is patience ! This is going to be an awesome piece when it gets finished - providing you are not stark raving mad by that point !

Nora said...

Thank you for your condolences. I miss Sheeba very much.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Alriiiight, Quail hill! I KNEW there had to be somebody else who read Bloom county too!!! You get the one thousand pound gold chocolate star and a week at de-tox with Bill the cat. CONGRATS!

Danielle said...

I love it! Too bad about having to rip...

whidbeyknitter said...

Hi Quail Hill Knits! I hate it when I have to rip out, but I have done it more than once. My husband doesn't get it when I mumble ARGGHH! and tear out with gusto! Whidbey Knitter