Building Blocks Afghan
What a fun sense of accomplishment to finish up this project. This past summer, Ann, the owner of my local yarn shop asked me to teach an afghan class in 2016, knowing I was planning to retire from my job. I was so glad Ann suggested this pattern by Michelle Hunter (www.knitpurlhunter.com). The pattern is called "Building Blocks".
I started my afghan at the very end of July 2015, according to my project notes in Ravelry. You can really knit a block in a few evenings, but I've had a lot of other projects going on since July. I was anxious to finally get this done so I finished two blocks in two days this week. I had sewn the first six blocks together several months ago so they could be on display at the yarn shop. Yesterday, I sewed the final six blocks together at home and then brought the second half in to sew it all together.
Harriet was nice enough to snap some photos for me. Thanks, Harriet!
For this project I used Cascade Pacific yarn. I think the color way is called "Latte". The entire afghan was completed with just six skeins of yarn. The afghan is a really nice size. There are 12 blocks and each block is unique. The blocks start out easy and get a little more difficult as you go. In each block, you focus on at least one new skill. The pattern booklet is really excellent and the designer has amazing video support on her blog to demonstrate various techniques. I really enjoyed knitting this project and think it would be a fun knit for all knitters from beginners to very experienced.
If you'd like to see all of my posts about this project and see a close up of each block, you can click HERE.
On to the next project...