Afghan Pattern

Fellow Dudes of Knitting:
Yesterday, the BF was complaining that we don't have enough comfy afghans in the house and that I should get busy and make some (he said this while I was furiously working on my scarf exchange scarf). Anyway, it got me to thinking that it might be a fun new project. This means that I'm on the hunt for a pattern. The problem that I have is that most of the ones that I like are made in sections that you sew together later. I really want one that's all one piece.
Any suggestions.




gaynnyc's picture

I love Brooklyn Tweed's recently posted throw. It's done in one piece with a Super Chunky yarn and looks like it would knit up fairly quickly.

Pictures can be found here, go to the 1-04-2009 post.

MMario's picture

Square shawls knit in a heavier yarn make great afghans. Or take some Aran panels you like and knit them side by side for a great afghan.

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gryffin2007's picture

Also try,

That have tons of afghan patterns there. I just started the "Lover's Knot" Aran afghan.


YarnGuy716's picture

I've used the Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans by Leisure Arts. All are knit with double stranded worsted weight on large needles. I think I picked up the book at Michaels, it was pretty inexpensive.

Bear Hands's picture

I agree with Vince about the Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans for a pattern. I have made 3 already and they have turned out great.

Thomasknits's picture

Let me just say I started an afghan a year ago planning to knit it in one piece...I lost steam about halfway through... My next afghan is certainly going to be done in pieces and sewn together with mattress stitch.


gardenguy42's picture

Lion Brand has several free and a few pay-for afghan patterns on their website. You have to register with your email addy to get the patterns but they give you the option to opt out of junk email.

The all-in-one-piece patterns that I have collected from this site include: the 6-Hour Afghan, the Winter Lace Afghan, The Knit Sweater Blanket, Weekend TV Lapghan, and Cable Comfort Throw. These are just some of the free patterns available. Almost all are knitted on large circular needles in bulky yarn.

Good luck! I'm finishing up 2 crochet afghans right now and plan on starting a knit blanket next, probably Meg Swansen's Puzzle Pillow Throw.

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YugiDean's picture

Another technique (which I happen to be using on an afghan right now) is finding a stitch pattern in a book that you love and then just using it for your afghan. For example, in my Harmony stitch guide, there are cable patterns, lace patterns, rib patterns, and so on. I found an interesting one and used the stitch number required as well as the gauge of my yarn to determine the proper number of CO stitches.

I don't know anything about Thomabulous's afghan that made him lose steam, but I'm changing colors quite a bit, and it has helped keep me interested. I also picked a stitch that repeats a lot so it's easy to remember, but one that changes at certain points so that I don't end up getting "highway hypnosis." Or should I say "knitting hypnosis"?

I'm knitting on 40" needles and so far, I'm very pleased with how it's turning out.

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daveballarat's picture

Get in contact with RickeScott... he is the master when it comes to afghans... I hope some time soon he will do an exhibition, his stuff is incredible.

Maybe have a look at Ravelry ... they seem to have a pattern for everything.

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I bought "The Little Box of Knitted Throws" by Martingale Company and Staff.

It has a lot of different throw ideas on various flash cards. I like the throws and I love the flash cards. You don't have to keep referring to a book or reprint the pattern because you've crinkled it up too much.

Here's a link: