Angletyn has been an extraordinarily satisfying project because it hit those buttons and more. Forgive the lumps and bumps, but even in its current unblocked state, I freely confess I love everything about it:
The vivid colors and contrasting lines of the seams and trim.
The subtle texture on the front and the plush texture on the back.
The large-scale angled color bands that transform into mega chevrons once the strips are joined.
I'll try to get better images once it's blocked, but for now these will have to suffice.
Yarn: Bulky weight
Black & Red: Korall (Laines du Nord)
Purple: Torino (Tahki)
Turquoise: Valley Superwash Merino (Valley Yarns)
Needles: US 11 (8 mm); US 13 (9 mm)
Yardage: 700 yards (approx.)
This was a fast knit in terms of actual time, about six weeks in all. Calendar-wise, it's a very different story. This project has been on the needles since early spring, but knitting time has been so scarce entire weeks have passed and I've not worked a single stitch (a true rarity for me).
Luckily, the strip strategy made it possible to pick it up and work a few quick rows whenever time permitted. The bulky merino yarn helped the project grow steadily and produced a finished afghan that's light, lofty and pleasantly substantial. As an added plus, the bold colors and clean lines are appealing and completely unisex.
Angletyn was such a fun, easy knit, you don't have to be psychic to predict what's coming next: Yep, another version in rainbow hues is already on the needles.
To learn more, check out the pattern release post: Pattern | Angletyn Afghan.