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Knit4Pie
03-13-2008, 07:50 PM
I want to make some curtains for my daughter's room, because in the summer I hate having blinds or a shade that bangs in the breeze. She hates sleeping as it is and that doesn't help.

I was looking for an afghan pattern to use as curtains. I really love this pattern (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=lover%27s+knot&search=Search&craft=0&cost=&subcategory=&categoryKey=&edition=&size=&searchType=0&publisher=), but not sure how it would look as curtains. Also, I don't want to spend too much for the curtains, so do you think just an acrylic like Bernat SuperSaver or TLC Heathers would be okay?

Ingrid
03-13-2008, 08:50 PM
My concern would be that it would be so heavy that no breeze would come in. Maybe something in a bit lacier? It would look beautiful, but you mentioned summer.

Knit4Pie
03-13-2008, 09:05 PM
Yeah, I kind of thought of that later. I would want it to let the air in, but also block out the early morning light. I'll think more about it. I want some kind of design on it to be pretty, without lining it.

I'll keep on browsing patterns and see what I come up with.

A thought...would using a lighter yarn like a DK, but with the same size needles as worsted, totally destroy the pattern?? I would think yes, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

princessbonniejane
03-13-2008, 09:28 PM
here is a pattern http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5284270,00.html

Lisa R.
03-13-2008, 10:35 PM
Mason-Dixon Knitting has at least one curtain pattern in it, as I recall. You might check at your library--that's where I found it. :)