Many Afghans!

About: Born in England many years ago, moved to California in 1980, moved to New York in 1993, became a US citizen. Favourite place to visit, besides London England, is Lake Winnipesaukkee in New Hampshire, home o...

My favourite afghan pattern is called American Beauty Rose and is taken from a knitting pattern book called The Ultimate Book of Knit Afghans by American School of Needlework. It's only a two row pattern, but produces beautiful ripples, and you can create your own colour designs however you want. I have knitted 22 of these beauties over the past couple of years (as gifts) and one only takes me about 6 evenings to make on number 11 circular needles. I have used different yarns, including Caron and Red Heart but I like the Lion Brand Homespun best as it is so soft and cuddly. . There are so many lovely colours. However, the first one I ever knitted only cost me $2 - I bought a huge bag of matching yarns at a yard sale and I have never looked back. The seller had been going to knit an afghan but never got around to it! You definitely need a circular needle for these as I first tried using the straight kind and had a lot of problems with the stitches falling off!

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I'd love to try this afghan, all your colours look lovely. I'm new to this site, can I download the pattern at all?


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    how can i get this pattern - i need to make several more afghans for my family before christmas and these must be easy and fast from what you say


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Check out my new afghan which I started on February 6th. It's going well. Hope I can still complete in 6 days!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Those are beautiful afghans. Im absolutely amazed that you can knit that up in 6 evenings. You must be a speed knitter!

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I've taken up your challenge. I'm knitting another one now. I started it on Feb 6 and am getting along nicely. I posted it as an instructable!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Gorgeous! I love the ripple effect, and the colors are fantastic.