Afghans: More Than 50 Beautiful, Affordable Designs Featuring Berroco's Comfort Yarn (Comfort Knitting & Crochet)
Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Styling by Karen Schaupeter
For many of us, afghans are the epitome of comfort. Colorful and inviting, they are a staple of the home, without which a living room or bedroom just wouldn’t feel complete. And whether you’re making one for yourself, as a housewarming gift, or to welcome a new baby into the world, the process of creating a handmade afghan can be as rewarding as the finished product.
Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans features 50 patterns for these cozy blankets, made with Berroco Comfort yarn—an affordable, ultra-soft acrylic/nylon blend—and designed by the Berroco team, headed by Norah Gaughan.
The book includes something for everyone: The designs range from ultra-modern to traditional, from spare to embellished, and are inspired by sources as varied as Scottish tweeds, Japanese Ikat, and Delft pottery. Intended for knitters and crocheters of every skill level, this collection brings new life to the well-loved and versatile afghan.
Rows 34 and 35: Change to A. Knit. BO all sts. Repeat for opposite edge. BOTTOM EDGING With RS facing, using circ needle and A, pick up and knit 199 sts evenly spaced along bottom edge of afghan. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Rows 2 and 4: K1 A, *p1 B, k1 A; repeat from * to end. Rows 3 and 5: K1 B, *p1 A, k1 B; repeat from * to end. Row 6: Change to A. Knit. Row 7: Purl. Row 8: Change to B. Knit. Row 9: P1 B, *k1 A, p1 B; repeat from * to end. Row 10: P1 A, *k1 B, p1 A; repeat from * to end.
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Begin Offset Broomstick Lace; work even until Strip measures 42" from the beginning. STRIP 2 (make 2) Ch 49. Begin Offset Broomstick Lace; work even until Strip measures 45" from the beginning. Finishing Sew Strips together following Assembly Diagram Short Seam Coverings: (make 5) Ch 150. Work Reverse sc along ch, then turn and work down the other side of ch. Fasten off. Sew over seams with a running st. Long Seam Coverings: (make 2) Ch 160. Work Reverse sc along ch, then turn and work
soft blues and greens to mimic the look of sea glass, or all red dots on ecru for a retro feel. The solid dots are surrounded by a lacy filet mesh, against which the solid dots pop. Finished Measurements 45" wide x 60" long Yarn Berroco Comfort (50% super fine nylon / 50% super fine acrylic; 100 grams / 210 yards): 8 skeins #9703 Barley (MC); 3 skeins each #9728 Raspberry Sorbet (B) and #9748 Aunt Martha Green (C); 2 skeins #9717 Raspberry Coulis (A) Crochet Hook Crochet hook size US H/8 (5
6, 7, 13, and 14: Knit. Repeat Rows 1-14 for Basketweave Stitch. Afghan CO 252 (180) sts. Begin Basketweave st; work even until piece measures approximately 72 (55)" from the beginning, ending with either Row 5 or 12 of Basketweave st. BO all sts. Finishing Block lightly (see Special Techniques, page 158). Composed of three separate garter-stitch strips that are sewn together at the end, this afghan is the ultimate in easy knitting. Each panel is worked in two colors, with the nonworking