Saturday 15 April 2006

Pinwheel Afghan

I started a new afghan tonight called a Pinwheel. Here's a pinwheel gallery so you know what it will look like when it's finished. It's a bit tricky to get started but once you get going, it's easy.

It can be either a bulky weight, worsted weight, or double knit weight.

Size to work with your yarn. Both double points and a circular.

Cast on 5 stitches, knit around. Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Next round, make 1 stitch in each stitch (10 stitches).
Round 5: *k1, yo* around to marker. (20 stitches).
Round 6: knit
Round 7: *k2, yo* around to marker.
Round 8: knit
Round 9: *k3, yo* around to marker.
Round 10: knit

Continue this pattern of adding a stitch in each section- there are 10 sections, 10 more stitches. When needed, switch from using the double points to a circular needle.

When the blanket has reached the desired diameter, cast/bind off. Now your blanket is complete, unless you want to embellish it with an edging.

Now for your edging: You can add fringes or tassels or even pom-poms. Or you can crochet a bit of a lace edge around. You can also knit in stripes, and on the even rows, throw in some purl stitches for a bit of texture. It also works well with a variegated yarn.

Source: Knit List

Finished ~ June 13


Susan said...

That is really very cool looking. My kids would have it ripped up in no time flat. I can only sit and admire yours.

Isabel said...

Ok, I missed this post. I just noticed this on your side bar. That looks very cool.