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« on: July 09, 2010 12:42:42 PM »

For a dear friend's wedding I wanted to make her a geeky afghan, but a little more subtle than my last one. After buying and flipping through Crochet Stitch Bible I got it in my head to stick to one or two colours and play only with texture and raised stitches, so this is what I came up with:

I had intended to make the brown boarder bigger so that the afghan would be a good size for two, but my procrastination got the better of me and as it was I had all the fans in the house trying to dry it out from blocking and weaving in the ends the morning of the wedding. Oh, well. I'm still happy with it, and hope she was too.

It's made from Lion Brand Fisherman's wool. The raised stitches are various combinations of post stitches in the right places (I think that's what you call them - where instead of going into the normal part of the stitch you go around the post either from the front or back, depending on which side I was working). I had a lot of fun coming up with this (especially since I don't do well with reading patterns still) although I think I'm going to do a few smaller projects next which don't take as much time. Smiley
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010 12:46:55 PM »

Amazing.  I applaud your dilligence.  I tried to start an afghan once and gave up after a foot or so.  Smiley

It is just so stinkin' addictive!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010 01:14:33 PM »

Just amazing. I love this I love the one color look. Great job.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010 01:22:12 PM »

Wow, that's amazing! That must have taken so long! I really admire your knitting skills.  Cheesy

I'm sure your friend loved this unique and beautiful present!

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010 02:57:42 PM »

It's beautiful!  Geek chic!

How did you do the raised parts that run horizontal?  Front/back loop only? (ETA: or was it just a case of back-post when the RS was facing you?)
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2010 04:31:19 PM »

I have to comment, but I don't have the words to describe how much I love this. 

Thank you for sharing this.  It is just beautiful, I would hang it on a wall.
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010 04:48:28 PM »

Thanks everyone!

How did you do the raised parts that run horizontal?  Front/back loop only? (ETA: or was it just a case of back-post when the RS was facing you?)

I tried doing just front/back loop which I know gives a bit of a raised line, but it's not quite definite enough so I opted for going around the post (so if I wanted a horizontal line on the front, I would work the back of each post all the way along). Vertical lines are worked on the front post (rs) and horizontal lines back post (rs). I did a number of samples of each of the 'intersections' of lines up to see which would be better - should I continue the horizontal line or the vertical line and in the end it worked out best to just do a normal DC at the intersections instead.

The horizontal lines aren't as well-defined if you're viewing them head on, but on even a bit of an angle they standout just as much as the vertical lines so I'm happy.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010 07:09:56 PM »

Unbelievably awesome!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010 09:16:59 AM »

i love it. subtle geekiness (or as i like to call it, 'undercover') is my favorite thing to achieve Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010 11:02:07 AM »

The incredibility of this piece is melting my brain!


Edit: I'm sure by now you know, but this afghan made it onto the craftster blog! Which is where I found it. ^_^
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