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thatpricekid
02-14-2011, 11:15 PM
I inherited a few afghans and would like to knit one but no pattern. Does anyone recognize or know the patterns?

Jan in CA
02-14-2011, 11:34 PM
Zigzag one looks like it's a generic crocheted zigzag pattern, but I'm not sure about the green one. :think:

Daylilydayzed
02-15-2011, 12:20 AM
The green looks like the candle flame stitch, the zig zag is crochet and is called a ripple . It involves crocheting a chain and skipping one or two stitches to make the valley holes

thatpricekid
02-15-2011, 10:19 AM
I appreciated each of you taking a look at my post/pictures and lord knows I am not very experienced at this - plus I know nothing of crochet. I am confused now for sure because I thought the ribble looked like knitting/purling.
Thanks so much for your insight into my inquiry.

suzeeq
02-15-2011, 10:22 AM
Thanks for the closeup, you're right it is knitted. It's a ripple or chevron pattern with YOs instead of closed increases.

Jan in CA
02-15-2011, 02:20 PM
Yep, the closeup made the difference. :thumbsup: Here's one, but there are are more patterns out there.
http://revkeltina.livejournal.com/

KatzKnitter
02-16-2011, 12:40 AM
You can also get similar stitch patterns at several pattern directories. But of course they won't match exactly:

http://knitting.about.com/od/stitchglossary/Learn_to_Knit_Knitting_Stitch_Pattern_Glossary.htm

http://knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm

http://knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/stitches.php

wellslipmystitches
02-16-2011, 05:11 PM
I recognize the pattern. I'm pretty sure it's the same and very easy, and a quick knit to do. It's called the 'Envelope Afghan" because it was written and sent on the back of an envelope. It's pretty old. The only reason there's a link at all is because somebody designed some vertical stripes for it. It was given to me from someone on Ravelry.

It has only 3 rows that are repeated and two of those are just K across and P across. Only the first row has any directions and you'll need just K,P,yo and K2tog. skills to do it.

My link, VickiDesigns doesn't respond. Maybe somebody who's on Ravelry can put the link and pictures on for you if it's still available.

Happy knitting. Jean

suzeeq
02-16-2011, 05:48 PM
It's from the knitlist mailing list, but the pages for their archives aren't working and I can't even get into it using the wayback machine.

thatpricekid
02-21-2011, 05:58 PM
It's from the knitlist mailing list, but the pages for their archives aren't working and I can't even get into it using the wayback machine.

Thank you so much ladies for your help and advice. I am sorry I am late in getting back - had to buy a new computer. What a wealth of information and kindness. Again, thanks.

hyperactive
02-22-2011, 09:42 AM
the green one has many simmilar patterns everywhere... they mainly are leave patterns. Just your pattern is drawn out more (not so tightly interlaced)

Look at these socks, for example...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaves-of-spring-sock
(Some adjustment for knitting in the round, of course)

or this here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twin-leaves-2

suzeeq
02-23-2011, 06:40 PM
Woo hoo! I found another wayback machine and was able to get to the 'envelope afghan' pattern on knitlist.
http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20100101194804/http://knitlist.com/00gift/envelope-afghan.htm

thatpricekid
02-24-2011, 01:55 PM
Woo hoo! I found another wayback machine and was able to get to the 'envelope afghan' pattern on knitlist.
http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20100101194804/http://knitlist.com/00gift/envelope-afghan.htm

Holy Moly, you guys on this forum are outstanding. Thank you just doesn't say enough.

wellslipmystitches
02-24-2011, 02:25 PM
suzeeq, That's what I call determination! So happy you found the pattern so that many knitters can have fun doing a pattern that won't make them feel like quitting.

I told you it was old - did the pattern have B.C. on it anywhere?

They can make something quite lovely and alter the drape, width etc. depending on needle sz. and number of repeats. I think you've made lots of people happy. Thanks.
Jean
P.S. While I'm at it - what's the best way to control yarn that's being carried along for rather narrow, vertical stripes, for any afghan? Several colors of yarn can become a tangled mess and I'd like to avoid that.

suzeeq
02-24-2011, 10:05 PM
I saw a post on ravelry yesterday that linked to a different pattern using this way back website. Since I hadn't been able to find knitlist on web.archive.org, I thought I'd try it and it works. The pattern probably dates back to Atlantis or something...