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Re: looking for pattern
Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: January 19, 2009 12:08PM

This may have been what I call a checkerboard pattern. In this one you knit a number of stitches, followed by the same number of purl stitches, repeating across. After doing several rows of these "blocks", reverse the pattern, purling the knit sections and knitting the purl sections. (And a seed stitch section can be added for variation, if one wishes.)

I generally begin with several rows of garter stitch and maintain a garter stitch border as well. Many of these afghans have come from my needles. I use either two strands of worsted weight or a base strand of worsted with a strand of sock or fingering weight yarn (often gleaning from mu stash to come up with coordinating colors). And by varying the size of the needles, from 10 1/2 to 13, the texture will vary as well. Generally 110 to 120 stitches on #13 needles with doubled worsted weight yarn will net an afghan of approximately 48 inches wide, and with this pattern, I've made 5 or 6 foot long afghans to suit the person for whom it is made.

Good luck with your project. Have fun and Happy Knitting!!! Marian



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  looking for pattern cddowns 01/18/2009 09:35AM
  Re: looking for pattern knittingmom 01/19/2009 12:08PM
  Re: looking for pattern cddowns 01/19/2009 08:08PM


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