Great American Aran Afghan

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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby pinkshoes » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:23 pm

I'm sure you're right Phantomknitter, because some people on the "other place" managed to complete. I think it will just take a bit of jiggery-pokery to get them to fit, but that will be part of the fun. I think. ;)
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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby stressedbutknitting » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:52 am

Petronella wrote:I'm still a bit cross at how different in size my squares are. I'm considering frogging this, and switching to the burridge afghan.

I've started a couple of other things, so I'm not going to make a decision on it yet.



Try not to worry, so long as they are knitted on the corect sized needles they should fit. A lot of the work is done in the blocking and the rest is in just easing the sqaures together when sewing up. I was really worried they wouldn't fit together but it did all work in the end.

Remember some look quite small when finished, the spiders web one for instance looked tiny to me (first one in the book) but some of the section is a lace pattern and we know how much they grow when blocked.

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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby Zyle » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:43 pm

The intro section says something about it being quite forgiving - I was worried as the one I'm ploughing through is only 11" instead of 12, but was reqssured when I read the intro page again.
I managed a few more rows last night without incident, but then noticed there's an error a row and a half ago so need to try to fix tonight.. I don't want to frog down AGAIN even though it's not very far, I'm just so sick of it not growing! But I think I can sort it from above... else it might just have to stay wrong. I'll see how I feel about it tonight - it was lucky it didn't fly across the room last night. :banghead:

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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby Poison_kitty » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:27 pm

Which square are you doing Zyle?

If someone could flick to the sweater square a minute, where it's on about doing the body for the sweater - the decreases for the armholes I'm taking to read knit one stitch in, knit/purl two togther on even rows, am I right? or do i bind one off at the sides or something?

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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby pinkshoes » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:32 am

I've not done the wee sweater, though it's my favourite and Zyle wants to do it too, but hey that's OK - no one says we can't have two. Looking at the pattern, I'd do the one stitch in, k/p 2tog. Maybe someone who's done it will happen along soon, but I'm pretty sure you're right.

Zyle is doing Carol Adams, I'm on Hannah Burns and making better progress now I've got my system in place :D

Let us know how the sweater progresses.
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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby Poison_kitty » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:12 pm

I'm up the bit now where i have to set in the sleeves - how do I do that?

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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby Poison_kitty » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:36 pm

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all done! starting the meredith Morioka square now :)

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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby Wildpurl » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:46 pm

oooh! That looks great!

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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby pinkshoes » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:51 pm

Aw fantastic! What yarn are you using - it looks lovely and silky? Well done for finishing.
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Re: Great American Aran Afghan

Postby Poison_kitty » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:50 am

Stylecraft special aran with wool! it's 80% acrylic and 20% wool, so thats where the silky shiney affect comes from :P It was about the cheapest option to go with knitting this thing - a woolier yarn would have put the price up to around £100!


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