Monday, February 8, 2016

Norah's Vintage Afghan

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Norah's Vintage Afghan

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I saw this pattern on Facebook a month or two ago and pointed it out to my friend, Belinda.  I had no intention of making this project since I just started teaching a year long class using a different pattern (Building Blocks Afghan). 

Belinda suggested we should make this afghan along with the Building Blocks Afghan.  Next thing I knew, we were picking out colors and ordering yarn.   The colors we selected are Mochi (off white), Smoke (light grey), Cracked Pepper (dark grey with pale grey specks), Cast Iron (black), and Black Currant (a heathery dark purple-red with black undertones).  We will make 20 blocks total (4 of each color).  The pattern is by Norah Gaughan and is available on the Berroco Yarn website (  The yarn recommended is Berroco Comfort or Berroco Vintage (both of which are worsted weight). We are using Berroco Vintage.

Here is a sneak peek of Block #1 (terrible photo... just me curled up on the couch in my craft room with my knitting on my lap).  The funny thing about the pattern is that the only photos in the pattern are the two photos above so you don't exactly know what each block is supposed to look like. It's almost like a Mystery Knit Along. There is very little written instruction for each block; the instructions are the charts.  I look forward to sharing my progress on this project. I think it's going to be a really beautiful afghan. 


affectioknit said...

I love it...and the pretty muted colours too...

~Have a lovely day!

Sheila said...

I just started block one tonight and I'm happy to see what it should look like. I'm new to chart reading and hope when I get a few more rows done that it looks like yours! Thanks for posting.