Learn-To-Knit Afghan

I've been working on Barbara Walker's Learn-To-Knit Afghan off-and-on since the Spring. When it's done it will be a gift for my husband, Joe. In the meantime it's been a great learning experience. The yarn is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in silver blue, dusty blue and navy. I've finished 24 of the 63 squares so far. The sections on Knit-Purl Combinations, Mosaic Patterns and Slip-Stitch Patterns are done, and I'm into the Twist-Stitch Patterns right now.

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Kerry's picture

What a great way to learn such a variety of stitches, and I love the colour selection.

Mnjack's picture

I love the different patterns & stitches and your color choice. Your work is very good. Your husband is lucky to have you knitting for him.

murfpapa's picture

To quote Arte Johnson, "Verrrrrrrrry interesthink". It's gorgeous now and will be gorgeous-er when it's done.

albert's picture

Very, very nice! The color combo is really appealing. The colors in Vanna's Choice are magic for me- I just wish Lion Brand would do them in wool as well. This afghan is going to be spectacular!

ronhuber's picture

Very beautiful. The colours are right on. Our Crafty Andy is doing one as well. I have often looked at Walker's book and might attempt one myself.

Bill's picture

I'm impressed!!!
beautiful work...I have the book...and have tried soe of the great patterns... not sure if I'll make the coverlet...
but your squares are tempting me to start!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great looking knitting. Lucky husband to have such a nice afghan. I've looked at a bunch of her patterns in the book but haven't taken the plunge. Some good inspiration there, though. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

I am very impressed. I love the way the blocks turned out and the color scheme. It seems well worth the effort.

TravelGuy's picture

Are the patterns written for Continental knitting? I still feel like a beginner knitter after 2 years so it sounds fun, but I tried Continental and it didn't happen for me!

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