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…the following awesome afghan!

I know I was supposed to talk about socks today, but then Kay dropped by the store today to show me her finished afghan.  It’s from the Six-Month-Become-a-Better-Knitter class (aka SiMonBeBeK).  Isn’t it beautiful!  Kay (with support and help in class) designed and knit each square based on the techniques taught in class.  I think my favorite is the intarsia square – the daisy in the corner.

Since each knitter in the class designs her own squares, they’re all very different and it’s so exciting for me to see the finished pieces.  It’s even better when I see them all sewn together!

I love how the "K" looks in this view!

As seen from the top!

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Mosaic

I have a delicious new sock pattern in the works.  It involves mosaic knitting, one of the most interesting forms of colorwork.  It’s deceptively easy.  Only one strand of yarn is used per row and the patterning is done by slipping stitches.  I used to be a colorwork snob and assumed that mosaic knitting was just a wimpy way of doing stranded colorwork, but I was wrong.  There are things you can do with mosaic knitting that are impossible with stranded colorwork and the resulting fabric can be just as exciting!

If you want to learn more about mosaic knitting, I highly recommend Barbara Walker’s book on the subject.  Do a few swatches!  You’ll definitely want to do more!

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