Warm and Comfy Afghan

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The afghan in my daughters and son-in-laws apartment in Manhattan.
A close-up of the afghan pattern and fringe.
The afghan in my daughters and son-in-laws apartment in Manhattan.

The afghan in my daughter's and son-in-law's apartment in Manhattan.

Photo: Photo: Lamson Lam

I made this afghan for my daughter and her new husband.  They chose the pattern and the yarn to coordinate with their living room decor.  Because my son-in-law is extremely tall, I made it extra long.  

The design appears to be a difficult one to knit, but it's actually easy. The yarn colors are alternated—two rows of the first color, followed by two rows of the second color. There are lots of slipped stitches that give the appearance of two colors within each row. The Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn was wonderful to work with, and the size 15 circular needles made it go quickly.

The "fringe" is not a typical fringe—each fringe is actually a series of cast-on stitches followed by a series of cast-off stitches. I didn't like the fringe at first, but it definitely grew on me as I worked on the afghan. It was much more interesting to make than a standard fringe. 

Pattern or design used: Tweed Treasure as found in the book
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Comments (4)

JenniferStern writes: April,it looks so cozy--I especially love the way you did the fringe!
Posted: 10:47 am on October 30th
CompletelyCoastal writes: Very inspiring. Knitting is something that I could do while watching TV..., then I'll have a fabulous throw too -for next winter though!
Posted: 6:31 pm on October 29th
LindaPermann writes: I love it- it's so pretty and classic!
Posted: 3:44 pm on October 29th
Tina_Hilton writes: You have successfully blended style and comfort with your lovely throw. Looks like it would be fun to knit too!
Posted: 3:21 pm on October 29th
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