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Afghan Appeal

Free PatternThis week we are posting 2 free patterns. Madrid is from an archive of favorite afghans from our past and Alora is a newly created throw in Comfort™. Comfort has become the hands down choice of knitters and crocheters who are looking for a modern alternative to the basic acrylic worsted. I am certain that having experienced the superior qualities of Comfort’s super fine acrylic and nylon fibers and its multi-plied, sophisticated construction, knitters and crocheters will never settle for that old standard. Change is good and quality and innovation at a moderate price makes Comfort irresistible.

Alora is a throw or lap rug that is knit in Comfort. A rectangle of cables rhythmically interlaced is surrounded by a bold frame of garter stitch.

For the crocheters we have resurrected an old favorite, Madrid from our library of home decor patterns. It’s a wave stitch afghan made in beautifully contrasting shades of Softwist™. For the non-wool enthusiasts, we have composed two alternate choices in Comfort; purple or green tone on tone incorporating a variegated shade in each swatch. We have photographed 2 large swatches for you to see. I know that there are many of you who will enjoy recoloring your own afghan. Why not bring a swatch of drapery or upholstery fabric to your yarn shop to choose your own 5 color composition in Softwist or in Comfort?

Speaking of afghans, I was presented with the most beautiful and original Ultra®Alpaca masterpiece for my birthday. Carla Scott, Adina Klein and Norah Gaughan each knit a strip in earthy spice tones. This afghan, inspired by African textiles, was presented to me at a dinner in Long Beach. I was so surprised and thrilled. I have knit many a piece for an afghan that was a communal gift for others, but never before had anyone made one for me. I was touched by all the time and love that went into this piece. It looks right at home in the living area of our loft and resonates with good vibes. For a look at this wonderful gift, go to Norah’s blog.

Knit in Comfort
Skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions

Crocheted in Softwist
Skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions

Crocheted in Comfort
FREE pattern instructions

All the best,

Margery Winter
Creative Director

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