Photo of Pat Ashforth


from Woolly Thoughts
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Amazement

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter stitch
  • Knit two together
  • Knit into front and back
  • Handling several balls of yarn in a row (Intarsia)

Pattern Description:

Can anyone resist following the path of a maze? This one is so tactile you feel compelled to touch. Small children love to trace the lines with a toy car!

The design is based on a maze that used to exist at Chevening, Kent, England.

It can be knitted using any yarn and needles and can be used as an afghan, throw or wall-hanging. Changing the thickness of the yarn will change the overall size. The one in the photos used two strands of Double Knitting yarn throughout.

This is not a conventional knitting pattern. If you can knit garter stitch you can make this. You do not have to be able to decipher a knitting pattern as these instructions are in simple words. You do not have to work to a particular gauge. A colouring-in sheet is included so that you can try out your own colourways before you begin.

The maze is knitted in four triangular pieces starting at the centre. You do have to be able to handle several balls of yarn across the row, in some places. It is not recommended for an absolute beginner.

The designers, Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer, are mathematicians and educationalists. This is just one of a large collection of afghan designs. Look out for more.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 125 cm (50") square


  • DK (Used double) : Approximately 1600 metres (1750 yards) in each of two colours.
  • Circular needle to hold approximately 180 stitches

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