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My First Slip-Stitch Afghan taught by Rhonda Fargnoli

Learn six slip-stitch patterns as you create an heirloom-quality afghan with rich textures and breezy, breathtaking colorwork.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Home Decor
Yarn Weight Aran (10 ply), Worsted (10 ply)
Style Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Classic
Althea Snow on

What needles did you use? US 8 / 5.0 mm / UK 6

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I too have struggled with the shape of the logs. I am a tight knitter so I have had to be very conscious about the tension of my knitting. After tearing out the 3rd log three different times I gave up, finished the log and then blocked it before going on to the next log. I have continued to do this for each log. . The shape of the square is not perfect but much improved due to this extra step.

03/18/2014 Flag

I think if you generally have issues with tension then you will all the more so with this block because of all the different patterns. I just knitted my first one and to my huge surprise it is more or less square. I didn't think it would be as I knitted it, but once I did the final bind off it seemed to have worked! Will post a picture when I've done the borders later today - which I hope won't screw it up!

04/01/2014 Flag

Same here !! I am so disappointed in this class. I was hoping for a more detailed view of adding new colors & picking up stitches.

04/10/2014 Flag

I had tension issues with block 3 on my first square, so I am going to try going up a needle size for that block only to see if that will help.

11/07/2014 Flag

I had to measure before I picked up the stitches and divide it into equal sections using stitch markers. Even then it was a challenge to pick up satisfactorily when it was not a bound off edge. The slip stitches at the sides make blooming great holes, what are you supposed to pick up? I loved this project but I think the difficult bits were skipped over. I am committed to making three of these afghans for my sons, I will have to find ways of easing these frustrations! I think there could have been a section on problem fixing. Maybe the lovely Rhonda could make a freebie short for less experienced knitters? In the UK there are limited choice of the recommended yarn so I chose a wool mix. This may have been a mistake as it knits up softer and floppier. But I will persevere, having bought a barrow load!

01/30/2015 Flag