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My First Slip-Stitch Afghan

with Rhonda Fargnoli
My First Slip-Stitch Afghan
Learn six slip-stitch patterns as you create an heirloom-quality afghan with rich textures and breezy, breathtaking colorwork.

With knitwear designer Rhonda Fargnoli as your guide, create a sampler afghan featuring colors of your choice and six slip-stitch patterns that are tempting to the touch. Begin by knitting a textured central square in two colors – without ever having to carry both colors in the same row. With your central square bound off, you'll knit your first log with right- and left-twist cables. During class, you'll create five more logs, each with its own slip-stitch patterning. When you're finished with your first full square, you'll have all the techniques you need to finish an afghan that's as intricate as it is inviting. Plus, you can even use your new slip-stitch skills to create beautiful garments and accessories alike!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Laying Down the Ground Work

  • Get started! Learn about color combinations and structure, and meet your instructor.


Lesson 2. Knitting the Afghan: Center Square & First Log

  • Get started knitting your afghan! Make your center square and start attaching logs to make a block.


Lesson 3. Knitting the Afghan: Logs 2-6

  • Now that you've got the afghan started, begin knitting more logs to build a beautiful blanket. Learn how to do the twist and continue your slip-stitch.


Lesson 4. Assembly

  • You've finished your block! Now go ahead and make more, then learn how to assemble your afghan by connecting the blocks and maybe even adding a lining.

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