Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Great American Aran Afghan

Pattern: Great American Aran Afghan, originally published in Knitters magazines. I'm using the compiled booklet
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool worsted weight. Recycled yarn from the coat, plus lots more in my stash.
Needles: US Size 8. The pattern requires different size needles, but I'm too lazy to keep swatching and changing needles. If the squares come out in different size I'll just have fix them in blocking and edging.
Size: I will knit all the squares in the booklet. If there is yarn left, or if I feel like making it bigger, I will add more squares accordingly. We have a supersized blanket that I knitted in Lion Brand Fisherman Wool, that measures at least six feet by seven feet (the idea was it had to be big enough for The Man), and we all fight over it. Blankets need to be big, Big, BIG.

 

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

I look forward to your progress on this. It's a terrific project. I am a big fan of Paton's classic merino - such nice wool at a great price, especially for big projects.

Now, will the dogs want their own cabled afghans?

Sue said...

I made an afghan years ago with each block being a different stitch. It was a good learning experience.

GoldenTracks said...

I've been thinking about starting that one. I love Aran stitches. Can't wait to see the progress.