| I LOVE this project! This is a great 1st or 100th afghan that knits up fast even for a SLOW knitter like myself. I've made scarves, fingerless gloves, hats and socks so I'd consider myself an intermediate knitter.
I knitted one up for my daughter in 5 days while I stayed with her and her husband to help after the birth of my 1st grandchild. I was only able to work on it for 1-2 hours per day and knitting with speed stix takes a little getting used to.
I used a yarn comparable to Wool-Ease Chunky (their nearest craft store didn't carry the colors I was looking for) that gave it a soft feel and a heavy weight to it.
***I knitted the first and last 5 rows as well as the 1st and last 3 stitches of every row to avoid having the throw curl up, as stockinette stitch tends to do.***
When my husband picked me up at the end of the week he was surprised to see I had finished a throw in less than a week since I've been working on an afghan for the past year that still isn't finished. He loved this simple throw so much he asked that I make one up for him to match the colors in our RV.
This project knits up so fast that I will have no problem with getting it done for his birthday which is 2 weeks away. Thank you for this wonderful pattern!