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Tree of LIfe Afghan
Created By: Carol Todd

I made this afghan twice. The first was in off-white and turned out beautifully. I made a few mistakes, but nothing I couldn't live with in my own living room. When my daughter saw it, she suggested it would be a great wedding gift for my husband's daughter when she gets married later this summer. I agreed and made it again in her wedding colors - blue and brown. The main color is blue, and I personalized it in brown at the dividing patterns with the bride and grooms names and their wedding date. I was a little concerned that the tree and flower patterns wouldn't show up on the blue, but this afghan turned out beautifully.



I eliminated my previous errors and made some improvements. I made the dividing pattern all stockinette stitch on the rows I wanted to personalize. I wrote their names and wedding date with a duplicate stitch on the plain knitting. I knit the other dividing rows according to the pattern.





I attached the tulip-bud border differently than the pattern suggested. I picked up stitches from the edge of the afghan and knitted the border directly onto the afghan. At the corners, I used short rows on the 4-stitch band so that the leaf design would lie flat. I also tried to place the leaves so that the break between the leaves (row 18) was as close to the corner as possible, again to help the leaves lie flat as they turned the corner. When I finished the border, I used a Kitchener stitch to join the border ends to make the seam disappear.



I found a beautiful blue and brown gift box to present this wedding gift. The bride and groom haven't seen the finished project yet, but I imagine they will be thrilled to have something hand made just for them.






 
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