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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter stitch
  • Knit two together
  • Knit into front and back
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

A very effective, easy-to-make, optical illusion. If you can knit garter stitch you can knit this eye-catching afghan..

It can be knitted using any type of yarn, in three colours. The original was knitted in Aran weight in variegated blue and two solid blues. You do not have to work to a particular gauge.

You work with small units and only have a large piece when you assemble it at the end. Use the basic ideas to make it any size from baby blanket to king-size bed.

The pattern includes a sheet that can be used to try out your own colourways before you begin.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 125 cm x 160 cm (50" x 64")


  • 1150 metres (1270 yards) Aran for front of cubes
  • 750 metres (825 yards) Aran in each of two other colours
  • Other yarn can be used
  • Short needles appropriate for your chosen yarn
  • Circular needle for borders (Optonal)

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