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Re: Need Help! Basket weave afghan
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: November 18, 2008 02:06PM

It reads as if you are doing the equivalent of what is called intarsia color work in knitting. You are doing blocks of colors and you DO NOT want to strand, or carry, your other color along the back.

Based upon a stitch multiple of 27, you will have 7 blocks of color on your first row. This means you will want to have 4 balls of Color A and 3 balls of Color B. And since this is a basket weave pattern, at some point you will change color positions so you will need 4 of B and 3 of A. This does not mean you need to have 4 skeins of each color. You could wind-off smaller balls or work from both the inside and outside of your skeins. If it turns out that the color changes actually are relatively short, you could even cut long strands of your colors to work with.

When you instructions tell you to drop the old color and pull through the last two loops with the new color do exactly what you are told. You will need to work carefully to even out the tension of your yarn. What will happen is that when you work the next row you will pick-up the old color you had dropped on the previous row to start working over those stitches in the same color.

I am going to assume that you have a picture of the finished afghan -- you should see alternating blocks of color stacking up on each other -- you create this with your color changes.

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  Need Help! Basket weave afghan Nisilynne 11/18/2008 09:58AM
  Re: Need Help! Basket weave afghan KT 11/18/2008 02:06PM
  Re: Need Help! Basket weave afghan Nisilynne 11/18/2008 03:24PM

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