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02-01-2007, 06:27 PM
I've looked and looked but I can't find a blanket/throw pattern made up of sample blocks of different patterns. If I can't find one I'm happy to try making blocks out of the stitch a day calendar but how will I make sure each one is the same size? Thoughts?
02-01-2007, 08:15 PM
Barbra Walker has a book called "Learn to Knit Afghan" which does just what you want.
Here is the book on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Knit-Afghan-Book-Barbara-Walker/dp/0942018133)
If you just wanted to do several stitch patterns just do a guage swatch in stockinette stitch and figure out how many inches you want each square then cast on as many stitches as you need to get that number of inches.
I hope you can find something that works!
02-02-2007, 06:38 AM
There was a Knitty Gritty episode for a baby blanket like this: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_43423,00.html
And another on sampler afghans: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_43410,00.html
Yet another epi on Aran afghan: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_36324,00.html
The Great American Aran Afghan: http://www.stitchesmarket.com/xcart/customer/home.php?cat=214 and The Great North American Afghan on the next page.
A fun colorful sampler: http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/afghans/sampler.htm
02-02-2007, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the great suggestions! I stopped by the bookstore last evening and found a bunch of great resources :)