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Jun 11, 2017

WIP | Valere Summer Rainbow

Knitting time has once again been quite limited, but slowly and steadily progress is occurring. The last time we saw this summery rainbow Valere afghan, it looked like this.




Since then, the strips have been seamed ...




and the afghan body has been assembled. You can also clearly see the jade and mint banners that depleted two favorite greens and temporarily put a planned gradient project on hold.


At this stage, with all the lumps, bumps and curling edges, I always have to remind myself not to panic. The vivid version looked like a hot mess, too, until the borders corrected the curl and blocking eliminated the lumps.

The combination of fresh rainbow shades, cottony feel and light drapey fabric make this the perfect choice for cool summer mornings and evenings. Between that cheery prospect and the fact there are multiple projects standing on the sidelines clamoring for attention, I'm eager to turn this WIP into an FO and get it into the rotation.


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Want to learn more about this design? Click here to see the pattern release post.


6 comments:

  1. Pretty! Looking forward to seeing the FO.

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    1. Thanks, Anne. I, too, am eager to see this move from WIP to FO :)

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  2. Beautiful afghan! hope you finish it soon :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I'm taking the time to weave ends carefully to maintain reversibility, but with luck it will be finished soon.

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  3. I have never seen joining like that .. is it a knit join? if you have specific name I would be very interested in looking it up to give a try. Lovely

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    1. Hi, Helen. It's one of my favorite techniques, a modified three-needle bindoff. It produces a strong, flexible seam and adds an interesting design detail.

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