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Norah’s Knits: Knit & Crochet Afghans

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While I’m not ready for the summer to be over, I have to admit I’m enjoying the cool crisp nights in New England this week.  The  thought of having an afghan in progress draped across my lap is suddenly appealing. I just have to decide which one to knit or crochet.

This one?  Meant to allude to the look of a patchwork of Calico fabrics, Calico Hill‘s pieces are knit onto each other, reducing the number of seams, while providing puzzle-like amusment.

This one? Basketweave is easy and quick and that sounds really good to me right now.

Or this one? I love the simple and supple crochet stitch in Meditate. I might change it to brown and grey.

They’re all from Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans.  When I finally make my choice, I’ll probably substitute Vintage.  I’m a wool fan, but practical enough to know I’ll want to machine wash anything as big as a blanket.

Is it ‘afghan on your lap’ weather where you  are?

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  1. I love having a large ‘simple’ knit like this on deck – for when I get upset with or stuck on another project!:) I would do the first one though i love the puzzle like piecing.

    September 16, 2013
  2. I need to do something very classic and find something to do with the trendier ones I already have. You know–the ripple in country colors from 20 years ago.

    September 16, 2013
    • Hmm, retirement time for the country colored ripple afghan?

      September 17, 2013
  3. It’s definitely blanket-in-the-lap weather here in the PNW. It’s like Mother Nature turned the “off” switch on summer over the weekend.:)

    While I do hope you’ll let us know on which one you decide, you can’t go wrong with any of the designs in that book. Absolutely one of my favorites!

    September 17, 2013
  4. Jennifer Jett #

    It’s not quite afghan weather yet, but it is starting to change! I love the fall and with the fall comes larger knitting projects for me. I just started a new project, along with 5 others, we are knitting the Merle sweater! I just wanted to thank you for going against your wishes and designing top down. vol. 13 is a lovely collection of sweaters. I have found several that I need to knit next. I decided to go with a yarn I had on hand. I have Cascade Venezia Worsted in Ruby. It is knitting up so nicely! Thanks Norah for a great pattern!

    September 17, 2013
  5. Jennifer Jett #

    Oops! Being an old quilter, I love the Calico Hill afghan! Looks exactly like an apple core quilt! Is the pattern available yet?

    September 17, 2013
    • The pattern is in the book Comfort Knit and Crochet: Afghans available in your LYS and bookstores. Click on the links in the text to see more from the book.

      September 20, 2013

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