Not even a week after I finished my blue crocheted granny square blanket I purchased a new batch of soft yarn for a cabled afghan. Here is a picture of the finished example knitted in Red Heart Yarn Soft, color: wheat.
I love the look of this afghan and could not wait to start. It is designed by Edie Eckman. Edie is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting books. She is also a technical editor and ensures that pattern instructions are as clear as possible. I am a bit partial to Edie…for starters she is a fellow Virginian and she was assigned by the Craft Yarn Council to judge my projects. During the winter months I finished a knitting instructors program and in March I received from the Craft Yarn Council of America my Knitting Instructor Certification.
I have been knitting for many years and this program is not designed for beginners, but if you are familiar with basic stitch combinations, cables, increases/decreases and circular knitting, you should give this a try. For me, it is another achievement to hang on the “I Love Me” wall!
You will find the pattern for this afghan on the Creativebug website. Just click on Knit-Along. I am a bit behind, but this is not a competition and you can just do this as fast or as slow as you like. I choose a lovely shade of deep red, wine red, for my afghan.
Week 1 was the Bias Garter Stitch Square:
Week 2 was a Basic Cables Square:
Week 3 Snake Cables Square:
Week 4 Checkerboard Cables:
And week 5 Stockinette Cables Square:
It was hard to capture the red color, but you get the idea…I am about half way, but it is not boring at all because of the different stitch patterns.
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