Back at the afghans, again. There’s a new baby in the family among the cousins, and both the yarn and pattern are terrific for a baby afghan.
I’ve knit this afghan several times, and used this specific yarn and color – it looks great, feels soft, and is easy to knit.
Pattern: Fanciful Rose, from Leisure Arts, “Our Best Baby Afghans” book. The book contains a number of lovely afghan patterns for baby, and is well worth the investment.
Yarn: JoAnn’s Rainbow Classic, in color Blue Rainbow. Unfortunately, the yarn is discontinued. I purchased several afghans’ worth several years ago, and after this afghan (which uses two skeins), I have two skeins left, in color Rose.
Adjustments: I made the afghan narrower than called for in the pattern by two repeats. An adjustment to accommodate the yarn more than an issue with the pattern.
Minor Annoyances: This yarn reminds me of annoyances I have with self-striping yarns — frequently, there is a “break” in the yarn which throws the pattern off. In order to keep the pattern consistent, a quantity of yarn is wasted. I recognize that this is what happens when you purchase mass-manufactured yarn, and that it’s simply part of the manufacturing process, but it is still annoying. Yes, there was a break in this skein.