Friday, October 9, 2009

Shirley's Lap Afghan is done!

Shirley's lap afghan is finally done! While I enjoyed this project, I am pleased to be done so I can move on to other things I have been dreaming about making. This afghan was made with two cable patterns from The center cable is from a project called "Cable Scarf" and the other broader cables are from the pattern called "Sutter's Mill". On the right and left outermost panels, I included 15 stitches of garter stitch so that the project would lay flatter. I was dreading sewing the panels together but it actually came together really easily. Each panel is bordered by garter stitch so it was easy to sew the "bumps" together. The Sutter's Mill pattern is an 18 stitch repeat (and I repeated it 12 times) and the Cable Scarf pattern is a 12 stitch repeat (and I repeated it 18 times) so it ended up that that I had the correct number of rows for the panels to stitch together perfectly. Pretty good for someone as mathmatically challenged as me! I did crochet (single crochet) around the entire project (with two strands of yarn held together) in an effort to make the edges look a bit more finished. The entire project was knit holding two strands of yarn together. All said and done, I think I used 13 skeins of worsted weight yarn. This is one WARM afghan and I hope Shirley will enjoy it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! - Carrie