Boy have I been busy! The new collection is almost ready to go, and I’ve been hard at work on holiday projects. One of them was so much fun, I thought you’d all like to knit it too! I wrote up the pattern and now it’s available for free.
This cozy afghan is knit in modular pieces in garter stitch for a soft, cushy blanket. The modular design makes it very easy to adjust the size for a lap afghan or a baby blanket. You could even change the yarn weight and needle size and just knit it until it’s as big as you want it. It’s also a great way to use up all those scrap yarns!
This afghan is worked with modular pieces that are picked up and knitted from the existing pieces, beginning with the large mitered square in the bottom right corner. Each full square consists of a large mitered square, two rectangles and a smaller mitered square that completes the full square. Squares on the left and top edges are not full squares, but consist of one or more modular pieces as described in the pattern. Work each square in number order according to the diagram, working from Square 1 to Square 48. When all 48 squares are complete, a border is picked up and knitted on using the longer circular needle, plus 4 small mitered squares in each corner of the border.