Nov 30, 2014

Pattern | Drumlin Reversible Afghan

If you're craving a fast, easy and reversible afghan that's versatile enough for family, friends or your favorite fella, Drumlin fits the bill.

The name comes from an old Gaelic word for ridge and alludes to the fluted ridge stitch, which produces the same gently corrugated texture on both sides of the fabric and offers many advantages.

Choose rich solid colors to keep the focus on texture.

Pair closely related shades in each strip for an appealing tone-on-tone rainbow effect.

Use high contrast colors to create defined stripes on the front and tweedy chevrons on the back.

With Drumlin, the:
  • Stitch is reversible, easy to execute and easy to memorize. It's also fascinating, because small changes in yarn or color combinations make a dramatic difference.
  • Colorwork is simple and straightforward, because only one color is worked on a row. There’s absolutely no stranding involved and the inactive color is carried up the side. 
  • Strip strategy keeps your project compact and portable. You can work a few quick rows on the go, plus you can knit afghans anytime and anywhere without the bulk of a full blanket in your lap. 
  • Seaming method features a modified three-needle bind off. It’s fast, easy and reliable, so assembly goes quickly and smoothly. 
  • Pattern is simple enough for any moderately experienced beginner. Concise but comprehensive, it includes a basic schematic along with directions, stitch counts, yardage and dimensions for three sizes (small/baby, medium/lapghan and large/throw).
  • Yarn adapts to your preferences. Drumlin is particularly well-suited to those with a bit of memory, so worsted weight wool and wool blends are ideal.
  • Unisex design is highly adaptable. Choose rich yarn in a single color, mix it up using rainbow shades, make it tailored in tweeds, or work each strip in a closely related color for an ombre or gradient effect.

Drumlin works up quickly, so it's ideal for any occasion, from new babies and birthdays to holiday gifts or fantastic team-color blankets.

Drumlin | Fast & Easy Reversible Afghan
Yarn: Worsted Weight
Yarn Shown: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm)
Sizes: SML (baby-lapghan-throw)

Yardage (approx.): 900 (S), 1400 (M), 2000 (L)

The versions shown feature mid-weight cotton-wool blends to produce afghans perfect for year-round use, but both the pattern and stitch accommodate almost any fiber blend or weight. For a super-fast knit, opt for bulky weight yarn or adopt a multi-strand approach.

Click here to purchase the Drumlin pattern and view the Ravelry description. (Remember, you don't have to be a Ravelry member to buy patterns.)

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  1. Yay! I've been waiting for the afghan patterns to come out. =)

  2. So glad I clicked over to your blog today - love that pattern, and I think I have a wonderfully cozy yarn in mind. Purchased! Thank you!

    1. Thank you! So glad you like the pattern. Like you, I'm always doubly happy to find a pattern that helps me use yarn I already have. Am looking forward to seeing your version of Drumlin.


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