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Norah’s Knits: Knit & Crochet Afghans

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?

14 thoughts on “Norah’s Knits: Knit & Crochet Afghans

  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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. I’m having trouble with the textured knots afghan. The pattern chart doesn’t seem to match up. Are there any corrections to the pattern in the
    Comfort Knitting and rocket Afghans book?

    1. Hi Noreen,

      We don’t have any errata listed for this pattern, but I know some people have had difficulties with this (I haven’t knit it but I hear the publisher didn’t make the chart isn’t as intuitive as it could be). Please email for more assistance.

      1. Thanks… it become so frustrating and I’d like to make it but not at the expense of my sanity!!

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