This sampler afghan gives me the opportunity to practice my knitting and try out several new stitches. Although I'm still a little slow its working up beautifully. I also like that its worked in strips instead of all at once, makes it much easier to handle.
That's really pretty. I love videos, too! It's like having a whole big bunch of friends, sisters, brothers, parents, grandparents, aunts, or whoever around and if the way one shows you doesn't click for you someone else is waiting for you to find them and they'll show you from a slightly different angle. What yarn and color are you using?
You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.
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Due to allergies I using Caron acrylic yarn in off white to match my SIL's decor. Since I'm a pretty new knitter and my tension is a little tight I'm using size 10 needles. Its the only way I could get the gauge to come out right.
It's going to be lovely! I like the off-white for this since it really shows the stitches and just seems right for the Aran pattern. Maybe measure each strip against the others as you come close to the end to make sure they're all about the same length (or close to).
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Each strip is "supposed" to be 54 inches long and hopefully they will be at the end of the repeat. If not I will adjust but I'm wondering if it will make a difference when they're put together. Hopefully I can get all the strips to line up correctly.
You're using acrylic yarn so when washed and dried it will be about the same size as before. The main thing is you don't want enough difference in length that you'll end up with puckering. Other than that, a bit of difference shouldn't be much of an issue IMO. Remember: It's handmade and handmade doesn't equate with perfect. He's gonna love it.