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Old 03-13-2006, 03:39 AM   #1
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help! need "modern" throw/afghan pattern
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?!?!
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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www.knittingpatterncentral.com has lots of free patterns, but I don't know if any would qualify as modern.
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:09 PM   #3
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: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!
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:17 PM   #4
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I think the Fish Afghan looks pretty modern.
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a

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

Psychedelic Squares Afghan
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...hans/st_st.htm
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:51 PM   #5
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oh cool, i like the fish one.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:58 PM   #6
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Totally Psychedelic Squares! Tripy dude.
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Here's a great one from knitpicks:
http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Pr...yarnid=5420121
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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/...tml?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!
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Me likey the psychedelic squares!
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Originally Posted by knitqueen
Here's a great one from knitpicks:
http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Pr...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!!!!!
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