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RachelJean
03-06-2006, 05:29 PM
I started this afghan last February and actually finished the knitting in November. I lost interest for a couple months while I made some hats, mittens and socks. This weekend I finally finished crocheting all the squares together and now it is done. It came out a lot bigger than I expected - it covers our queen sized bed.

The pattern is from the book "Learn to Knit Afghan" by Barbara Walker. I hate to say it, but I used Red Heart acrylic yarn :oops: If only I had known about this website when I started, I would have used a nicer yarn. I learned a lot of different stitches and techniques, but from now on I think I'll stick to smaller projects. Actually, even a sweater will seem quick to me compared to this. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Racheljean/afghan1a.jpg

Ingrid
03-06-2006, 05:32 PM
Oh WOW!! That is gorgeous!! What perseverence you must have. Don't worry about using Red Heart on this! It would have cost a fortune for other yarn and it will last forever, anyway. It really is so, so impressive!

sara_jayne
03-06-2006, 05:56 PM
:shock:

I can't imagine how much work that must have been! It looks great! Those smaller pieces are a great way to learn new stiches and patterns.

kayeknit
03-06-2006, 06:46 PM
WOW!!! That is so beautiful! I'm very impressed. It looks amazing. :thumbsup:

knason4
03-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Beautiful, just like a patchwork quilt! thanks for sharing!

Jenelle
03-06-2006, 08:51 PM
You can make a lot of people jelous with that!!!

I am so gonna have to get that book... my aunt wants a blanket for her queen sized bed.

cam90066
03-06-2006, 09:06 PM
That color scheme would look fab with my decor! I'm holding off doing a similar afghan til I come across the sampler patterns I want (may end up designing my own).

cam

Amber
03-06-2006, 09:41 PM
Gorgeous!! That will certainly be the centerpiece of whatever room you use it in!

Angelia
03-06-2006, 11:04 PM
That is beautiful! Wow!! :inlove: :inlove:

schrodinger
03-06-2006, 11:10 PM
That looks great, so much work must have gone into it, no wonder it took you so long! Well done. :thumbsup:

RachelJean
03-07-2006, 09:16 AM
Thanks for all the compliments. I think seeing the afghan that was given to Amy gave me the incentive to finally get mine finished.

KellyK
03-07-2006, 09:17 AM
WOW! :shock:

:cheering:

geekgolightly
03-07-2006, 11:10 AM
your work is inspiring :cheering: :cheering: im trying to figure out how to knit an afghan/blanket in two color blocks in cellular automata, and all of your geometric patterns remind me of my idea and this spurs me on.

its really really beautiful. :heart:

aylaanne
03-07-2006, 11:28 AM
Amazing. I must try this.

Eiline
03-07-2006, 11:40 AM
Really beautiful! Thank you for sharing the picture!

Shandeh
03-07-2006, 12:42 PM
Amazing. You are truly patient and talented! That will be a family heirloom for many years, I'll bet.

Vermilion Sparrow
03-07-2006, 01:34 PM
Wow, I just started on this after getting the book for Christmas... It seems like you even used similar colors to what I'm using. :D

I'm using Encore 75% acrylic 25% wool, which isn't much better than Red Heart I suppose, but I can afford it. I might end up using more colors than the book calls for, but I guess that doesn't matter ;)

But yours looks great! I'm saving the picture to keep me motivated to finish it. :XX:

ecuzzacrea
03-07-2006, 01:36 PM
WOW!!!!


that is fabulous! really amazing work. :thumbsup:

feministmama
03-07-2006, 02:01 PM
Actually this IS a great begginner project. And using Red Heart is good for beginner too. This is great work. .very impressive :cheering:

iwaly444
03-12-2006, 02:04 AM
hi:)
i am into afghans so i know the work that can go into one...
im on my 6th Rambling Rows afghan ( 5- med size-1 baby)...
is it possible to take a closer shot & some close ups, i would love to see the individual squares
thanx

Danielle
03-12-2006, 11:06 AM
Wow! That's alot of knitting! Great job! :thumbsup:

ekgheiy
03-12-2006, 11:16 AM
Nice work Rachel!! :)

The pattern is from the book "Learn to Knit Afghan" by Barbara Walker. I hate to say it, but I used Red Heart acrylic yarn :oops: :fingerwag: Hey now - Red Heart isn't inherently bad; it's okay to use it. ;)

feministmama
03-12-2006, 01:39 PM
hi:)
i am into afghans so i know the work that can go into one...
im on my 6th Rambling Rows afghan ( 5- med size-1 baby)...
is it possible to take a closer shot & some close ups, i would love to see the individual squares
thanx

Me too! I've been looking for this book and its hard to find.

nanonette
03-12-2006, 03:51 PM
What a beautiful blanket!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Vermilion Sparrow
03-12-2006, 04:27 PM
I got the book for Christmas but it's available on amazon.com. This link (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0942018133/sr=8-1/qid=1142195160/ref=sr_1_1/103-2989743-7032667?%5Fencoding=UTF8) should take you right to it.

Tammy6071
03-12-2006, 04:41 PM
Wow, it looks fabulous! I love all the different patterns and colors!

beckyrhae
03-12-2006, 06:16 PM
That is just devine! Congrats on finishing!

RachelJean
03-14-2006, 03:59 PM
Thanks again for all the compliments.

Here's a link with photos of all the square for those of you who wanted to see closeups. This was my first project so some squares are better than others, and the colors aren't very good in the photos for some reason.

http://photobucket.com/albums/v121/Racheljean/Afghan/

CarmenIbanez
03-14-2006, 05:19 PM
Any chance you can upload the pictures to this post? I can't use the links you provided because my computer at work blocks the sites! UGH!

Silver
03-14-2006, 05:49 PM
WOWWWWW!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

RachelJean
03-15-2006, 10:05 AM
Here are some of my favorite squares. I don't want to post them all because there are 63 of them. :shock:

I've now moved on to a much smaller project - socks. Thanks to Silver's tutorial, they're coming out great and it won't take a year to finish them. :happydance:

CarmenIbanez
03-15-2006, 12:32 PM
I don't know why but your pics don't show up for me.

Jan in CA
03-15-2006, 12:36 PM
I see them! They are gorgeous!

CarmenIbanez
03-15-2006, 12:38 PM
Are they links to photos on another site? That may be why I can't see them.

Jan in CA
03-15-2006, 12:48 PM
Are they links to photos on another site? That may be why I can't see them.

The photos actually show, but here is the link.
http://photobucket.com/albums/v121/Racheljean/Afghan/

CarmenIbanez
03-15-2006, 02:04 PM
Yep, that's why. Photobucket is a banned site on our network!!! OY.

RachelJean
03-15-2006, 05:20 PM
I fixed the pictures, so you should be able to see them now.

CarmenIbanez
03-15-2006, 05:26 PM
Wow, thanks for taking the time to do that. I so enjoy looking at the pictures of FOs! Your squares are beautiful. I love the mosaic one!

JoanR
03-28-2008, 03:00 PM
Hi,
I have started Walker's learn to knit afghan and am stuck on square 20. I feel very dense because it seems easy but I just can't get it. The directions say "k1, insert needle from front under loose strand B of Row 1, and knit next st, k1". If I insert my right needle under the loose strand below then I have an extra stitch on the right needle. Is that right? Or am I suppose to lift the loose strand and somehow knit a stitch with it? Can anyone help? Thanks, Joan

Jints
03-28-2008, 03:54 PM
Wow RachelJean that is amazing work. very impressive.

Debkcs
03-28-2008, 06:23 PM
That's really beautiful. I admire your patience and perserverance!

MAmaDawn
03-28-2008, 07:17 PM
Wonderful job! :thumbsup:

Skater
03-28-2008, 11:45 PM
I'd like to see it. It looks like the image was moved.

Suziblues
03-29-2008, 11:02 AM
I'd like to see it too!

TxCynDoll
03-29-2008, 01:12 PM
Me too!!!!!!!