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.

Pat said...

Looks better here than the tiny little picture in your camera display. Very neat pattern. Good to see you last night.