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The beginning of July, my family will be vacationing and I want to take a gift for my friend. Last year I crocheted an afghan for her daughter and now I want to make one for her. It was a few month ago when I decided that I wanted to make one using Bernat Mosaic. I couldn't find more than a single ball in a local store, so I went to Listowel to the outlet store. According to the pattern for Mitered Motifs Blanket (its the one in the top left, if you want to download the pattern you need a free membership), I would need ten balls. I selected the colour called Optimistic. In the first photo are the seven miter knit squares for the first row.
End of row two. Pick up 19 stitches on left side of the last block of row 1 and then cast on 20 stitches.
Each block knits up rather quickly and you can get a lot accomplished if you don't do anything else such as cleaning, laundry or feeding your family. In this photo I have stitched four squares of row four. There will be fifteen rows in total . I didn't originally plan the colouring since this is a self stripping yarn. When I ended a ball, I went and found a ball that started with the colour I was ending in and it kept the established pattern. It looks good that way so I decided to continue with it. Only problem is that I will need twelve balls and there were only ten in that dye lot. This is the second time I have stitched an afghan from Bernat, only to find I needed significantly more yarn. will go back to the outlet this coming weekend and get more, even if the dye lot doesn't match. What can I do at this point.
Paper stitched row on the left and traditionally pieced on the right. I'll use the extra one for a fabric post card one of these days.
Here's the final arrangement of the pieced units. I photographed it on the cutting board so you can get and idea of how small it really is. Now I need to select a border fabric and then on to the quilting. It was a fun project. Thanks Joanne.
Have you stitched a sampler quilt? Send a me a link or the photo and I'll add it here. I love to see how others put together their samplers.