Looking for a pattern – hand-knit afghan

I’m wondering if any of you recognize this pattern. I may be able to figure it out from the photos myself, but a pattern would help with the beginning and ending.

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This is an afghan my Aunty used to make lots of from memory, but she doesn’t remember the pattern now. I’d like to make one for myself. If you can help, I’ll be very grateful.Ā  ~ Linne

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10 thoughts on “Looking for a pattern – hand-knit afghan

    • Thanks so much! I will check it out, but not tonight. I’ve been half-heartedly ‘trying’ to get off the computer before Mum comes and kicks me off! Thanks for taking the time to send me the link. ~ Linne

  1. I hope that one of your dear constant readers knows because this Johnny-come-lately is somewhat devoid of knitting patterns and all I know is that it looks difficult! ;). Good luck and fingers crossed that someone can help šŸ™‚

    • Thanks. It think it was rabid who recommended I check out Ravelry; I will, but haven’t had time yet. Thanks for the good wishes, though. If it doesn’t surface, I will go over it and figure it out. ~ Linne

    • BTW, not difficult; look at it like this: crochet is one stick and a piece of string; knitting is two sticks and a piece of string . . . I used to teach people in the store, just standing around by the yarn. I devised sort of 15 min lessons; I’d cast on, knit a few rows, supervise their first rows, then send them home to continue. When they came back, I’d teach them to purl (opposite of knit), supervise, send ’em home. When they were done, I’d cast off. Then I’d show them the cast-on again but make them do most of it themselves. By this time, most of them could invent a sort of pattern, you know: 3 rows knit, 3 rows purl, or similar; this time when they brought the work back, I’d show them the cast-off, then supervise them doing most of it. After that, they were buying wool, needles and books . . . worked for everyone! I can teach you, you know . . . even from here . . . ;-P ~ Linne

      • My grandmother spent a long LONG time trying to teach me šŸ˜‰ She said I knitted strangely and that I crochetted the German way (whatever that means) because I couldn’t work holding the hook and thread like she did. I am terrified of the mere mention of “cable” and when I saw that you had cabled in that lovely bright poncho I deflated.

    • Thanks for the reminder. I have a membership there, but rarely remember to go there and check stuff out. I’ll make a note to try that, too. ~ Linne

    • Thanks, Stacy! I know it’s got to be fairly old. Aunty’s been making that pattern forever, it seems. I should have asked her to make me one a couple of years ago, I guess. Thank Heidi for me, too, whether she has the pattern or not. I appreciate both of you taking the time for me. ~ Linne

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your comments. ~ Linne

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