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Jan 17, 2014

FO | Breidan Reversible Afghan (Berry)

Breidan, my reversible cable rib throw, is finished and it's already seeing active service.

Today, the sky is gray and it's snowing again, so on the photo front, we'll just have to make due. The first photo shows it hot off the needles after the last strip was joined. It was also unblocked and strategically folded to hide the unwoven ends, but that issue has been rectified. (I finished weaving ends early this week, but for now, you'll just have to take my word for it.)



The photo below shows the proof: It's still unblocked, but the ends are woven. And strangely enough, the picture actually captures both the cable and rib sides pretty clearly.



Briedan | Fast & Easy Reversible Afghan
Yarn: Four Seasons (Classic Elite, discontinued)
Weight: Worsted
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm)
Sizes: SML (baby-lapghan-throw)
Ravelry: Here

This afghan was made with yarn straight from the stash. Similar to the Cotton Fleece used in the first two, Four Seasons is a mix of cotton (70%) and wool (30%). It knits a bit differently and produces a cushier fabric, since it has a higher wool content. (Breidan Lake is here and Breidan Baby is here.)

On paper it appears this project took about 10 weeks start to finish, but in reality it took about six. The rest of that time was spent knitting last-minute mitts and cowls and assorted small things.

Clearly, I'm still enchanted with the reversible cable rib stitch and how quickly even a slow knitter like me can transform a pile of yarn into something warm, cozy and useful. I also love the fact that this pretty stitch is so easy to execute and produces such lovely, predictable results.

And yes, since you asked, another one is already on the needles.


3 comments:

  1. Gentle inquiry: Any chance you'll be releasing this pattern soon? (You've mentioned how busy things are, so am not pushing just asking.)

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    1. Thanks for asking, Noni. Yes, the pattern is in the works and actually fairly close to being finalized. It takes time to nail down the details, as I'm sure you know, but hopefully it will be released this spring.

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  2. I really love that you used a darker yarn to join the strips -- very nice effect. Great work

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