Friday, October 24

Handmade: Quaker Rib Afghan

This design can hardly be called my own since Quaker Ribbing has been around for eons. However, I've made it into a blanket whose stripes run opposite of your normal rib pattern. I think it's lovely.

Materials:
Any size yarn (I used Yarn Bee Luscious, a bulky weight - some of the most deliciously soft acrylic your fingers will ever feel!)
Circular Needles to match yarn size (I went with 8mm/US 11 circulars)
A cozy place to sit and enjoy!

Pattern:
Cast on as many stitches as you'd like for the length of your blanket. With my bulky yarn, I cast on between 100-150.
KNIT rows 1, 3, 5 and 6
PURL rows 2 and 4
KNIT rows 7, 9 and 11
PURL rows 8 and 10
KNIT rows 12 and 14
PURL row 13

Esentially,
K P K P K K
K P K P K
K P K

And repeat! 
Keep going till you've got yourself a nice sized blanket. And really, I do suggest this yarn. The pattern gets a little lost since the yarn has some flyaways, but it is so so snuggly soft.

1 comments:

Selina said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I have it on the needles now and it's knitting up really well.