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I am an independent knitting designer enjoying lots of knitting after retiring from practicing law. I love most kinds of knitting, and I taught knitting in the Sacramento area.

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Through the Years

from Cultured Purl
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Through the Years
Through the Years
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Through the Years

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl, knit and purl in the stitch below (instructions are included.) Also, a single crochet border.

Pattern Description:

I wanted an artistic way to use up lots of left over worsted weight yarn. The afghan is made in separate columns of varied width, which are then put together either by sewing or crocheting. The contrasting colors create blocks of color which vary in size to create an artistic effect. The whole thing is tied together with a neutral yarn, in this case charcoal gray, which alternates with the various colors in the knit below technique. The pattern includes instructions for the knit below technique. The blanket is finished off with a simple single crochet edge.

Your afghan will be one of a kind and will be a sentimental reflection of the many knitting projects you have done over the years.


12.5 stitches/ 4 inches, 32 rows/ 4 inches. Note that the knit below technique alters the row gauge because stitches are elongated. This is explained in the pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 40 inches by 58 inches


  • Worsted weight wool, 950 yards (869 meters) of base yarn in a neutral color, and an equivalent amount of worsted weight yarn in a large variety of colors for contrast and color in the afghan.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers.