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knithappens
03-13-2006, 03:39 AM
HI everyone,
I want to make an afghan for my brother & his wife, who are in their early 30's... It's going to be a house-warming gift, and their style is very modern - lots of IKEA stuff...
Anyway, I have been searching hi & lo for a more "modern" looking afghan/throw pattern and every book I pick up has old "granny" looking ones... you know what I mean?
Also, I am a poor college student :crying: and don't have tons of money to spend on it - so I'm also wondering what type of yarn to use that won't put me in (further) debt!!!!!
ANY SUGGESTIONS?!?!
Thanks for reading!
~Rheanna

Ingrid
03-13-2006, 04:32 PM
www.knittingpatterncentral.com has lots of free patterns, but I don't know if any would qualify as modern.

hillerkim
03-13-2006, 05:09 PM
:thinking: Well, I like the Lion Brand Homespun. There are a TON of different colors and the skeins are pretty nice sized and not too expensive. You can always go with a solid color with a simple pattern in the knitting itself.

Hope that makes sense! Good luck! :thumbsup:

Shandeh
03-13-2006, 07:17 PM
I think the Fish Afghan looks pretty modern.
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:TZ-QDHV1BZIJ:www.charitablecrafters.org/Tesselating%2520Fish.htm+knit+tessellating+fish&hl=en&client=firefox-a

Short Row Afghan
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/afghans/shortrow.htm

Psychedelic Squares Afghan
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/afghans/st_st.htm

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-13-2006, 07:51 PM
oh cool, i like the fish one.

feministmama
03-13-2006, 10:58 PM
Totally Psychedelic Squares! Tripy dude.

knitqueen
03-13-2006, 11:07 PM
Here's a great one from knitpicks:
http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Projects_Display_Yarn.aspx?itemid=50393220&yarnid=5420121

Treeling
03-17-2006, 01:08 AM
I faced the same dilemma when I wanted to make an afghan as a wedding present for a couple of newlywed hipsters (one with an MFA, no less)

The one I made was this, and it used Lion Homespun which is reasonably priced...

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-throw.html?noImages=0

I believe you could easily convert it into a knit pattern using a loopy stitch on big needles, too.

The end result was lovely and lush and soft and it was a big hit!

CarmenIbanez
03-17-2006, 06:10 PM
Me likey the psychedelic squares! :heart:

feministmama
03-18-2006, 02:11 AM
Here's a great one from knitpicks:
http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Projects_Display_Yarn.aspx?itemid=50393220&yarnid=5420121

OOooooOOOoo I like this one.

Ya know I was at a bookstore today and saw two books called 7 day afgahn and Heirloom afghan by the same authors and they had some funky patterns and it made me think of you!!!!!