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nitwitchgranny57
10-18-2008, 09:07 PM
I would like to see if anyone might have a nice afghan pattern using chenille yarn. I bought a large amount of lion brand suede yarn (was told it was the same as chenille) I have 19 skeins of this yarn, and the weight is 3 oz. yardage is 122 yards, 100% polyester, number 5 bulky weight yarn. Would really appreciate if anyone could recommend a nice pattern (not to difficult) to knit using this yarn. Thanks in advance.
Elaine:hug: :knitting:

Jan in CA
10-18-2008, 10:12 PM
I looked on the Lion Brand site and found several made with that yarn.

http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=&craft=0&cost=Any&subcategory=21&componentCategoryKey=1694539&categoryKey=&yarnClass=Any&size=&publisher=&edition=&searchType=0&I3.x=33&I3.y=7&I3=Search!

Woodi
10-19-2008, 10:24 AM
I made this afghan for my 31-year old DD last year; she loves it. It's just k1p1, changing colors every 2 balls. I used a circular needle, about size 4mm...and cast on as many stitches as 'looked right'. (maybe 80?) Good luck with yours!
http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/SBlankey.jpg

Is this the kind of yarn you have?

nitwitchgranny57
10-22-2008, 10:57 PM
Thanks Jan for links to check, I checked them out and all but one of the patterns are for crocheted afghans. The one that is knit requires a bunch of different kind of yarns besides the suede. Guess I'll just have to keep looking. Thanks anyway.
Elaine

nitwitchgranny57
10-22-2008, 11:01 PM
Thanks Woodi for picture of afghan. Looks lovely and I may indeed try that pattern. Seems like it would be easy enough. Could you tell me how many skeins you had to use and the finished size?
Elaine