Widely spaced cables give Sastrugi the texture of ripples in the snow. Worked on large needles, this project knits up quickly into an afghan that is lightweight yet warm and snuggly. The I-cord edging is knit along with the afghan, giving the piece a finished look without a lot of fuss. This pattern uses cables, I-cord cast on, and I-cord bind off; these techniques are explained in the pattern, as is the light fulling technique used for the sample. Instructions are both charted and written out.
9 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
800 yards of Bulky weight
Elizabeth comes from a long line of fibre-obsessed women. She has recently taken up spinning, which fascinates her husband and confuses her cat.
A transplant from the wilds of Canada's west coast, Elizabeth is adjusting to life in the Dirty South with the help of her very Southern husband. She writes about her adventures in fibre at thecusserknits.com