Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen
This is going to be totally worth it - right? I need your cheers as you might for a quarterback running into the end zone. I admit I have NO idea whether a quarterback runs to the end zone or whether that’s a good thing or not but I was trying to write a metaphor. All I know for sure is I need encouragement to go the distance with this project. Rah! Go knittinjen!
This afghan is going to be so nice. Truly I cannot wait to see it finished. I’ve said it before but will say it again - Patons Decor is a fantastic choice for everyday knitting and I know it will wash up nicely. As far as this pattern, it has been wonderful to have brainless knitting. This project reminds me of how much I like garter stitch. There are many who do not – and I have no judgment upon those – it is true that garter stitch uses more yarn than does stockinette (stocking) stitch. I happen to like the lumpy-bumpy, almost organic texture of garter. Certainly stockinette stitch has it’s place but for a squishy, simple, organic afghan especially made from multiple colors like this one, garter is just the ticket.
Of course I have taken into consideration that I will finish this afghan just in time for warmer weather but I am telling myself that it will be a wonderful surprise to pull out of the cedar chest come fall.
Keep those cheers coming! I will return the favor whenever prompted.