By Nicky Epstein
Nicky Epstein - whose blockbuster «Edge» books have bought greater than 125,000 copies - provides a treasury of amazing knitted afghans and its bound to develop into one other hit for this always-popular writer. those masterpieces, taken from her own assortment, variety from the based to the actually marvelous: theyll completely enthral and encourage Epsteins many fanatics and knitters far and wide. those that favour simplicity will love the monochromatic White Sampler, in addition to a blue Wedgewood Afghan. For knitters who prefer to stroll at the wilder part and paintings with brilliant colors, theres the irresistibly problematic intarsia of a Musical afghan, or the unique panels of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
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Shown here: Quince & Co. lark (100% american wool; 134 yd [123 m]/50 g): #125 Carrie’s yellow, 2 skeins. S. 5 mm): 16" (40 cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. S. size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle. GaUGe 27 sts and 32 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in Semolina Cable patt, unstretched. 5 cm) head circumference. Semolina Cable Pattern (multiple of 9 sts) Rnd 1: *K8, p1; rep from * to end. Rnd 2: *Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn, k4, p1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *P4, LT, RT 2 times, p4, sl 1 pwise wyb; rep from * to end. 88 sts rem. Rnd 8: *P2, RT 2 times, LT, p2, sl 1 pwise wyb ; rep from * to end. Rnd 9: *K1, RT 2 times, LT 2 times, k2; rep from * to end. Rnd 10: *P1, LT 2 times, RT 2 times, p1, sl 1 pwise wyb; rep from * to end. Rnd 11: *K2tog, LT, RT 2 times, ssk, k1; rep from * to end—72 sts rem. Rnd 5: *K5, LT, RT, k6; rep from * to end. Rnd 12: *P2, LT, RT, p2, sl 1 pwise wyb; rep from * to end. Rnd 6: *P6, RT, p6, sl 1 pwise wyb; rep from * to end.
I like the combination of the geometric checkerboard edging and the floral OXO border pattern that references the colorwork knitting traditions of Norway, Peru, Scotland, and the Baltics. In this instance, the X has a starlike quality. SHAPE CROWN Note: Change to dpns when there are too few sts to work comfortably on cir needle. Rnd 1: (dec rnd) With A, *k8 (9, 10), k2tog; rep from * to end—90 (100, 110) sts rem. Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10: Knit. Rnd 3: (dec rnd) *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end—72 (80, 88) sts rem.
Cover Up with Nicky Epstein Knitted Afghans from her Personal Collection by Nicky Epstein