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Feather and Fan Afghan
Created By: V Veekay
Pattern Source: other:

I had planned to knit an afghan for my niece's wedding shower, but I really had trouble finding yarn that I liked and that wouldn't empty my wallet. Also, I had a specific pattern in mind. Since I'm a beginner knitter, it couldn't be too difficult, but also not so boring that I'd have trouble keeping interested.

I found Lion Brand Homespun and fell in love with the texture and knew that it could be perfect for this project, except that the pattern called for worsted weight and I wasn't sure about the bulkier yarn. After knitting a test swatch it became clear that with one strand of yarn and size 9 needles I would be knitting well until my niece's 2nd wedding anniversary before finishing.

I decided to try knitting the same pattern with size 15 needles and two strands together. Since the pattern repeat was 18 stitches and 4 rows, I adjusted it from CO 252 stitches down to 108 stitches. Instead of repeating the rows 4x before changing colors, I repeated 2x. It moved along very quickly and is thick and beautiful!

I plan to knit another one for myself or as a gift, but next time I'll use various shades of blue and green. Instead of starkly switching between 3-4 colors, I will combine different yarn colors together to gradually move between colors.

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