Saturday, 17 January 2009

Van freebie - afghan square

I have adapted my original van design to make an afghan square to participate in the Ravelry group "A Year in a Blanket." Here is the pattern:

VAN (afghan square)

Copyright 2007 and 2009 by Val Campbell (
Supplies: Afghan yarn and 5mm needles.
Model stitched in Bernat Berella “4” in “Sage.”
Finished size: 13 1/2” wide by 13 1/4” long.

Cast on 50 stitches.

Rows 1 to 6: Knit across.
Row 7 and all remaining odd-numbered rows: knit across.
Row 8 and all even-numbered rows to row 22: k3, p44, k3
Row 24: k3, p11, k3, p17, k3, p10, k3
Row 26: k3, p10, k2, p1, k2, p15, k2, p1, k2, p9, k3
Row 28: k3, p5, k4, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k13, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k4, p4, k3
Row 30: k3, p6, k4, p1, k3, p1, k15, p1, k3, p1, k4, p5, k3
Row 32: k3, p6, k5, p3, k17, p3, k5, p5, k3
Row 34: k3, p6, k33, p5, k3
Row 36: k3, p6, k33, p5, k3
Row 38: k3, p6, k33, p5, k3
Row 40: k3, p6, k22, p8, k2, p6, k3
Row 42: k3, p6, k22, p7, k2, p7, k3
Row 44: k3, p6, k22, p6, k2, p8, k3
Row 46: k3, p6, k22, p5, k2, p9, k3
Row 48: k3, p6, k28, p10, k3
Row 50: k3, p7, k26, p11, k3
Row 52 and all even-numbered rows to row 68: k3, p44, k3
Rows 70 to 76: Knit across.

Bind off.

Copyright 2007 and 2009 by Val Campbell.

More pattern adaptations and new patterns to come!

Happy knitting!

Christmas Past

I haven't posted on here lately, but I have been knitting constantly. The multitude of Christmastime scarves that I knit as gifts were well-received.

Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf by Jen Reilly (free):

Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf
Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf in Patons Nuance

These were very fun and very fast to knit up. These went to my kids' teachers and I received great raves for them.

Palindrome: A Reversible Cable Scarf:

Palindrome Cable Scarf

Filippi Scarf from the book "One-Skein Wonders" by Tamara Del Sonno:

Filippi Scarf

The Big Little Dude Scarf in linen stitch (my design):

The Big Little Dude ScarfLINEN STITCH: Multiple of 2 stitches.

Row 1: * wyif sl1 purlwise, wyib k1 *

Row 2: * wyib sl 1 purlwise, wyif p1 *
Cast on with darkest colour of yarn and knit 2 rows. Add in second colour and repeat these 2 rows. Continue alternating between two different colours of yarn to achieve desired pattern.
--FO: Cast on 20 stitches. Final finished scarf is 7” x 40”

Cameo Faggot Stitch Scarf (free):

Cameo Faggot Stitch Scarf

Easiest Farrow Rib Scarf (free):

Easiest Farrow Rib Scarf

More photos of these works are on Ravelry

Happy knitting!