Permission to change my mind

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

It didn’t seem terribly sensible to take on a new craft (crochet) with a project the size of a small island. However, I am not afraid to knit something the size of a small island -  particularly when it comes to mostly garter stitch and this neat “new” stitch: knit one below (k1b).

Several of you gave me your opinion on color combos for an afghan. If you remember, my starting colors were Chocolate Taupe and New Teal and while I had some ideas of what else I might like I took your suggestions to heart. This pattern calls for 11 balls of yarn by using five of the main color and three each of two contrasting colors. While I have nothing against that idea I really want something reminiscent of my great grandmother’s granny square “crazy” afghans. She made them with many different colors using up her scraps I suspect. So instead of going for only three colors I chose six.

Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New green, Claret, Navy

Now should I knit a gauge swatch or just dig in? What would you do?



If it was me? I'd cast on and go. It's blanket it'll fit.

Go for it! Gauge isn't terribly important with giant flat things anyway. I acquire about three to five pounds of yarn and jump in, hook-first.

Even with my gauge issues of late, I agree with everyone else: go for it. Some things just don't require that much precision. :)

Oh, and I LOVE your colors.