Susan's Afghan

Bear Hands's picture

I made this afghan for my friend Susan who was diagnosed with cancer. My challenge with this afghan was my inability to count. I spent as much time un-knitting as knitting.

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It's a pretty colour and it looks toasty cosy - just right for this weather.

TomH's picture

Beautiful. What pattern did you use? And what stitches make up the diagonals?

Bear Hands's picture


I got the pattern from Leisure Arts: Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans. The name of the afghan is named Congenial. The afghan is only knit and purl stitches. It was the counting of the stitches that creates the diagonals. That is why I kept having problems, one mistake and everything was off.


Bill's picture

It was worth all the effort!
...a very handsome afghan...

RickeScott's picture

Very nice!! I love knitted afghans and your's looks beautiful.

NewfieKnitter's picture

Beautiful!!! You have more patience than I do!!!

Man enough to knit, Strong enough to purl!!!... Does a bear knit in the woods???

"You want me to knit you a pair of socks??? Give me your foot!!!!"

Bear Hands's picture

I'm not sure, I've never tried. I'll get back with you!

bkeith's picture

Wow, that's beautiful. Great job!

crmartin's picture

Beautiful afgahan! The color is gorgeous. Best wishes to your friend Susan for a quick and complete recovery.