Leaf pattern afghan

This afghan was inspired by a shawl pattern I found on the internet: http://www.magknits.com/May06/patterns/laceleaf.htm. The tricky part was translating the leaf border to the other edge...

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steve kadel's picture

so waht is the pattern in between leaves. it's not the same as the pattern on net, is it?

we put birds on things

RickeScott's picture

Pattern between is simple rib, a wavy rib and seed.

StuartWS's picture

I love the way the leaves form the edge of the afghan! How do you keep it so neat!?

MMario's picture

I wondered about that too, Stuart; so I went and looked at the pattern for the shawl - the edge is done with increases and decreases set in from the actual edge itself....very neat trick.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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RickeScott's picture

For the other edge, I should have pictured that edge too!!, I translated the pattern to work the edge on the back side, one row up. It worked very well. First saw the border in a pattern book a friend loaned to me. Then found the shawl pattern on the net and I was off!

RickeScott's picture

Knitted on long, #10.5 needles over a three week period during which I stayed home, treating a nasty cold. Just followed the pattern, one row at a time, marking each row on my pattern as I went along. Also a bit of obsession didn't hurt...