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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for AFGHANS, BLANKETS AND THROWS



The beautiful afghan pictured is called AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE and you can get the pattern by clicking on the highlighted title.  Yes, it does look complex and I'm not sure I would start it myself, but anyone who has the skills to do it should.

Why, you ask (other than it starts with A) are we on this topic when Spring is springing and weather is warmer.  I say, the afghan you start and knit in Spring and Summer is the afghan that will keep you or a friend warm and cozy next Winter.  Also many afghans can be done in pieces so that you don't have to drag something heavy and warm around with you..  I'm doing one (see pictured) that is garter stitch, the yarn makes it lovely, and it is done in strips.  Great to take to baseball games.  I don't have that pattern for you as it was from Knit Picks, albeit free, and no longer appears on their website.  If I ever learn to scan and get a scanner, it will be up on this blog.   

Now I do have two afghans for you that look to be to be done in pieces and are really pretty.  Once again click on the titles to get the patterns.



SHORT ROW AFGHAN













                                                               NEPAL 






And finally a wonderful afghan that doesn't look too hard but will look beautiful on your bed or couch or any place at all.  (ALWAYS CLICK TITLE FOR PATTERNS)

 

21 comments:

  1. These are GORGEOUS. Wow! I am so impressed. A beautiful way to start A to Z

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  2. What beautiful afghans! Especially the first one. I didn't know you could crochet like this and so was going to take up knitting. Now I may just go with crocheting.

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  3. All the women I work with knit afghan's! They would really enjoy this! :)

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  4. Woman after my own heart! I'm currently knitting blankets for OXFAM to sell at music festivals through the Summer -the money they make is ploughed into aid projects around the world. (sorry, we call them blankets over here - why DO you call them Afghans?)

    Some lovely examples and ideas here......! :-)

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  5. There is nothing so welcome as a warm knitted afghan on a cold winter's night. And well-done for pointing out that we have to think ahead and start planning early for that cosy reward. The African pattern is amazing. I think a child would especially love the intricacy. Mine would have made up stories and characters to go on the 'roads'.

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  6. Here from the Challenge. I'm an avid knitter (even though my blog is about running) but I haven't knit an afghan in awhile. Your post is giving me ideas.

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  7. Beautiful afghans, Pam; that African one is gorgeous. It almost makes me want to relearn to knit, although I'm sure it would take more years of practice than I can affort to be able to do that. And I love the city one. Feel free to make that one for me for Christmas if you feel like it (lol).

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  8. Still gathering pieces for mine :) nice start on the challenge on this blg as well!

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  9. The African Afghan is absolutely amazing looking. The colors are beautiful and it looks soooo intricate. I found your post through A-Z and I knit, too! I can't wait to read more of your site. :)

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  10. That first one really is gorgeous!

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  11. I love the NYC skyline afghan. I'm working on a log cabin afghan and it's great for using up yarn. You're right- the one I'm starting now will be great int he fall. I saw a couple of knitting blogs on the A to Z list and am so excited to read them.
    A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

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  12. I love the NYC skyline afghan and love that I saw a couple of knitting blogs on the list. So looking forward to reading and following.
    A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

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  13. The NYC skyline is a hit for sure....I'll be waiting for more.

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  14. Hey there! I'm a knitter/crocheter too, among many other things that I do, stopping by your blog courtesy of the A to Z challenge. Love your "A" post-- such lovely work! I'm looking forward to seeing much more from you in the future <3

    *~* Julia *~* http://beautifullywhimsical.blogspot.com *~*

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  15. I have knitted and crocheted many afghans over the years. And you are right there is nothing like curling up with one on a chilly day.

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  16. wow, really gorgeous afghans!! That top one looks really challenging!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

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  17. Beautiful! You know I crochet afghans quite frequently, but it would take me years to knit one. I find it a lot slower and then there's the dropped stitch where you have to rip out and start over.
    Stopping by from the A-Z Challenge, blogging at Ross County Roundup and Write, Wrong or Indifferent.

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  18. These are beautiful! I love what you said about an afghan started in the spring will keep you warm in winter. I always start knitting so late that what I make only gets used for half the winter.

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  19. These are amazing! Great AtoZ theme!

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  20. Really enjoyed your blog and posts. Will visit again.
    Feather

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  21. I don't have this in my collection yet, can I purchase it online?

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