Honeymoon Afghan

A wonderful woman I know has recently gotten engaged and I thought it would be great to make an afghan for her and her fiance.  When I looked at various patterns on Ravelry, most afghans have a finished dimension of approximately 3 ft x 4 ft.  A great size for one but not for snuggly newlyweds.  So, I pulled out my trusty knitting stitch pattern book and went in search of an easy pattern that  I could adapt to an afghan. I found this lacy vertical zig zag pattern.  Simple enough for TV knitting!

So, now it was just a matter of casting on and knitting up an afghan.  My finished measurements are 51″ wide by 57″ long.  Perfect for some snuggly newlyweds.  Since it is so large, I decided not to add any fringe.  Take a look!

Do you think she’ll like it?  It took about 2 weeks of knitting….I think I’ll be knitting another one.  Here’s the pattern in case you’d like to knit one up yourself!

Honeymoon Afghan

Materials:  
  • Sample Used 18 skeins of Nashua Creative Focus Bulky (54yds/skein) but you could also use 9 skeins Wool Ease Thick & Quick (108yds/skein)
  • US 15 (10 mm) 29″ or longer circular knitting needle
  • Tapestry needle
Gauge:
  • 2 stitches to 1 inch in stockinette
Finished Dimensions:
  • 51″ x 57″
Knitting Abbreviations:
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • K2tog – Knit 2 Together
  • PSSO – Pass Slipped Stitch Over
  • Sl – Slip one stitch purlwise
Instructions:
  • Cast on 108 stitches
  • Knit 4 rows
  • Begin 4 row pattern
    • Row 1 (RS):  K8, *YO, Sl, K1, PSSO, K4 repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4
    • Row 2 (WS):  K 4, Purl to the last 4 stitches, K4
    • Row 3 (RS):  K8, *K2tog, YO, K4 repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4
    • Row 4 (WS):  K 4, Purl to the last 4 stitches, K4
  • Repeat the 4 row pattern until your afghan measures approximately 55″ (For me, my final 4 row pattern repeat as one right after I added my 18th skein of yarn).
  • Knit 4 rows
  • Bind off
  • Using your tapestry needle, weave in ends
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Comments

  1. says

    how lovely, I recently bought myself wool and needles, I know the basics of knitting, but I saw in Molly Makes beautiful pulse warmers with an owl on it and as my son went to Germany on Wednesday (I am from Namibia)I love to make them for him, but still trying to figure out all the abbreviations though, hope I can figure it out….
    Think I found a nice blog to follow here…
    Love Claudia

  2. says

    It turned out great! I wish I could knit better, I’d attempt making one. :) What a great gift for newlyweds!

    Thanks for linking this up to our Sweets For My Sweetie link-up. It’s perfect! :)

  3. says

    I wish I could knit! This is great! Thanks for submitting this to our Sweets For My Sweetie Link-up on Natural and Free, Glued To My Crafts and Vanessa’s Place! :)

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