Saturday, October 22, 2011

Knit Afghan - "Stroll Through an Irish Wood"

I have finished my lastest project that I've named "Stroll Through an Irish Wood". 

The design is orginal and I've combined cables and lace work for the first time.  The edges are knit with cables that give the image of tree trunks and branches complete with dangling leaves.  Through the center is a Celtic Knot pattern, which is the path for your stroll. 

I used over 2,400 yards of worsted weight yarn and it got pretty heavy while working it near the end, but I kept snuggly and warm!  I knit with 2 strands of slightly different shades of yarn that give just a hint of highlights through out the afghan.

One of my luck children will get this for Christmas this year... now which one has been really, really good?


Tall Cottage Thoughts said...

Erin was a lucky lady. What a project you took on. I love the cables you chose used together with the Celtic pattern, and to think you did 2 strands. Hats off to you!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful afghan! Are you selling the pattern for this, or would you be able to share the pattern for the center braided design?