Aug 7, 2016

Pattern | Angletyn Afghan

With wide bands of color and large scale chevrons, Angletyn makes a striking statement. 

Versatile and completely unisex, this fast, easy afghan is all about angles and color. As an added plus, a few simple adaptations produce jaunty, slanted stripes, so the directions for both versions (chevrons and stripes) are included.

The simple crossed stitch produces a subtle texture on the front and plush texture on the back, and colorwork is a cinch, because only one color is worked on a row.

In addition, strip construction means Angletyn is comfortable to work in any season, compact for knitting on the go, and a breeze to seam.

A speedy, satisfying knit, Angletyn delivers on every front

Briefly, the:

  • Crossed stockinette stitch is easy to execute and produces a subtle texture on the front and a plush texture on the back.
  • Colorwork is a cinch and both versions are equally easy, because only one color is worked on a row.
  • Strip construction keeps your project compact and portable, so you can work on it anytime and anywhere without the weight of a blanket on your lap or needles. 
  • Seaming method uses a simple variation on a three-needle bind off, so assembly goes quickly and smoothly.
  • Pattern is simple enough for any moderately experienced beginner. Concise but complete, it includes a basic schematic along with directions, stitch counts, yardage and dimensions for three sizes.
  • Yarn is bulky weight or the multi-strand equivalent, so your project grows quickly.
  • Unisex design suits everyone young or old, so have fun and experiment with different color combinations, yarn textures and strip arrangements. 

It's your choice: You can work the pattern as written, or tailor it to your tastes using the included tips, tricks and easy modifications. The handy Quick Reference guide provides detailed yardage estimates, so customization is easy.

Just change the colors and you can make Angletyn for every person on your knitting list from little ones to beloved grandparents. Try soft shades for babies, rainbow hues for kids, school colors for teens and college students, harvest hues for guys, or rich jewel tones or ombre shades for family and friends.

Angletyn | Fast & Easy Afghan

Skill Level 2: Easy
Yarn: Bulky; adapts to any weight and multi-stranding
Shown: Korall (Laines du Nord), Torino Bulky (Tahki), Superwash Bulky (Valley Yarns)
Needles: US 11 (8 mm)
Sizes: SML (baby, lapghan, throw)
Yardage (approx.): 710 (S), 900 (M), 1160 (L)

The pattern includes three sizes and instructions for wide, medium and narrow chevrons and stripes. With bulky weight yarn, your project grows at a swift pace, but the pattern readily adapts to any yarn weight and multi-stranding.

The end result is a design that's so fast, easy and versatile, you may find yourself making it over and over again for family, friends and loved ones.

Whether you're ready to cast on today or planning ahead for future projects, you can buy the Angletyn pattern 
and view the Ravelry description here. (Remember, you don't have to be a Ravelry member to buy patterns.)

Want to know more? See FO | Angletyn Vivid and FO | Angletyn Rainbow.
Wrestling with color choices? These articles offer ideas and inspiration.
Considering a multi-strand strategy? See this helpful conversion chart.
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  1. Very striking, love the over-sized chevrons!

    1. Thanks much, Noni. Stop by tomorrow and you'll be able see Angletyn in rainbow hues :)

  2. Barbara, Thank you for this great pattern. I’m getting organized and deciding what colors to do where. One question, I don’t see instructions for the final triangle in the Main Color? I am going to do the chevrons as pictured and the pattern says to do a wide triangle with CC3 and then follow bind off directions. But the picture shoes another triangle in the MC. Am I missing something?

    1. You're welcome, I'm so glad you like it, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing the colors you choose.

      You're right, there is a final MC triangle. Just follow the bind off directions, which due to the bias construction, will shape the upper corners and top edge to create the final MC triangle.

      Hope that helps. Happy knitting!


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