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Jun 19, 2016

FO | Angletyn Vivid

For most of us, knitting is about many things: color, texture, the need to create, and the soothing sensation of fiber flowing through our fingers.

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.

Angletyn Afghan
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)
Size: Small
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.

8 comments:

  1. Loving this design! I can see it all in black, blues and greys (my current kick). :)

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  2. I love this pattern - will it be on Ravelry (or anywhere else)? I'm a big fan of geometric designs and this is such a statement piece!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, Laura, thank you. It does make a bit of a statement, doesn't it?!

      Yes, the pattern will be available on Ravelry as soon as it's finished.

      Right now, there's no firm release date, but if you subscribe to the blog, you'll get a pattern release notification in your email inbox.

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  3. This is gorgeous even before it is blocked.

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  4. Oohhh...what a fun design!

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    1. What a nice thing to say, thank you. (It's a pretty fun knit, too!)

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