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!
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!
- 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
- 2 stitches to 1 inch in stockinette
- 51″ x 57″
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- YO – Yarn Over
- K2tog – Knit 2 Together
- PSSO – Pass Slipped Stitch Over
- Sl – Slip one stitch purlwise
- 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