Afghans: More Than 50 Beautiful, Affordable Designs by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team

By Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team

Photographs through Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Styling by means of Karen Schaupeter


For many people, afghans are the epitome of convenience. colourful and welcoming, they're a staple of the house, with no which a front room or bed room simply wouldn’t believe whole. And no matter if you’re making one for your self, as a housewarming present, or to welcome a brand new child into the realm, the method of constructing a home made afghan could be as lucrative because the entire product.

Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans gains 50 styles for those comfortable blankets, made with Berroco convenience yarn—an reasonable, ultra-soft acrylic/nylon blend—and designed via the Berroco group, headed by means of Norah Gaughan.

The booklet contains whatever for everybody: The designs diversity from present day to standard, from spare to decorated, and are encouraged by way of assets as diverse as Scottish tweeds, jap Ikat, and Delft pottery. meant for knitters and crocheters of each ability point, this assortment brings new existence to the well-loved and flexible afghan.

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Note: The k2togtbl decrease is frequently substituted for the ssk. The k2togtbl is worked like the k2tog decrease (see page 38), except that you will insert the needle into the back of the loops of the two stitches. It achieves the same result as the ssk-both slant to the left. 4. Knit the stitches together through the backs with the right needle. 5. Slide the two stitches off the left needle and knit the rest of the row as usual. An ssk decrease from a knR We row SLIP KNIT PASS (SKP) This is a less-than-subtle left-slanting decrease and is usually used only in lace patterns or textured stitches.

But in knitting other garments such as sweaters and vests, it is necessary to change the shape of the garment; to either add or subtract stitches in order to make armholes, collars, or cuffs. You can also use increases and decreases for decorative purposes (see the Bay Side Scarf on page 61). There are various methods of increasing and decreasing the number of stitches in a garment. The main ones are covered below. Increases BAR INCREASE The simplest and most common increase method is called the bar increase.

It is worked very similarly to the slip knit pass above. 1. On a purl row, purl to the point in the row that you want to work the decrease. 2. Slip the next stitch by inserting the tip of your right needle into it as if to purl, but instead slide it onto the right needle without purling it. 3. Purl the next stitch of the row as usual. 4. Insert the tip of the left needle into the slipped stitch and lift it up. 5. Pass the slipped stitch over the purl stitch and slide it off the right needle. Try not to stretch the stitch if possible.

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