February 20, 2007

Past the halfway mark

Here's the latest batch of square for my mom's afghan. I am really enjoying working with this yarn (Dark Horse)- it's incredibly soft and quick to knit. Plus I'm still managing to get a bit more than three squares out of each skein, so the ten skeins I bought will be more than enough.

These first four squares are stitch patterns from a very, very old Leisure Arts booklet that, unfortunately, I already returned to my knitting mom, so I don't have a pamphlet number or publication date. I suspect, however, that these stitch patterns are likely available in a number of other places. The first two did not have names, just numbers.

This next one is called, I think, Diamonds and Lace. I really like this and could see it as an inset on a cardigan, or even worked down the sides of a sock. I've been pondering whipping up a few extra baby sweaters, to use up some stash yarn and also to have on hand for the next time an acquaintance has a baby, and this would be really cute for either a boy or a girl.

This Flame Chevron pattern would also look nice on socks (can you tell I've been missing making socks?)

And finally, I found this stitch pattern somewhere online, and decided I liked the back view much better than the front, due to the way it creates just the suggestion of diamonds.

Posted by Jenipurr at February 20, 2007 08:21 AM

What a great way to explore new stitch patterns! I think that it will be beautiful when it is finished.

Posted by: marti at February 22, 2007 11:19 AM

well, now they're cream-colored. I think your camera just doesn't like yellow.

Posted by: Frances at February 22, 2007 08:12 PM