Jul 30, 2017

Pattern | Valere Reversible Afghan

With striking triangles and clean geometric lines, Valere is a versatile unisex afghan packed with possibilities.

Latin for valiant or worthy, Valere features jaunty banners perfect for every occasion. Whether you’re valiantly knitting for a worthy little knight or princess, anticipating a new arrival, or celebrating the heroics of a favorite team, simply shift the color strategy to adapt Valere to any circumstance or recipient.

Fast, easy and reversible, this afghan sports a subtle texture on the front and plush texture on the back. The compact triangles are great for mini or partial skeins, and one easy color change per row creates crisp diagonal lines. Strip construction keeps your project contained and portable, while the modified three-needle technique makes seaming a breeze and preserves drape.

With Valere, the:

  • Crossed stockinette stitch is easy to execute and creates a stable fabric with an appealing texture.
  • Color work is a breeze and one easy color change produces crisp diagonal lines.
  • Strip construction keeps your work compact and portable, so you can work on your afghan anytime and anywhere.
  • Elements like simple accent stripes allow you to tailor each pair to your tastes or those of the recipient.
  • Pattern is simple enough for any moderately experienced beginner. It's concise but complete, and includes directions, stitch counts, yardage and dimensions for three sizes.
  • Yarn is worsted weight or its equivalent, so your project grows quickly.
  • Design is versatile and unisex, suitable for all ages, and can be worked in different yarns and countless combinations. 

Skill Level 2: Easy
Yarn: Worsted weight; adapts to any weight and multi-stranding

Shown: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Sizes: 3 sizes (baby, lapghan, throw)
Yardage (approx.): 765 to 1315 yards                                   

The pattern includes three popular sizes from baby and lapghan to throw. Written for worsted weight yarn, it readily adapts to other weights and multi-strand strategies. Work the pattern as written or use the handy Quick Reference guide, schematic, tips, tricks and easy modifications to tailor it to your tastes.

The version shown features cheerful rainbow shades worked in year-round Cotton Fleece, but the design adapts to whatever yarn and color strategy suits your style. Work the banners in one color and background in a closely related shade for a tone-on-tone or ombre effect. Choose soft shades for a baby or team colors for your best guy. Or create an eye-catching effect using self-striping yarn for the banners and a solid, contrasting color for the background.

Vivid and bright or subtle and sophisticated, the only limitation is your imagination. 

This pattern is ideal for mini-skeins and partials, so head to your favorite yarn store to select precisely the colors you prefer, or use partials and leftovers to turn it into the perfect stashbusting project. Whatever approach you take, the end result is a striking afghan so inviting and versatile, you may find yourself making one for everyone on your knitting list.

Ready to get started? Just click here to buy the pattern now. Enjoy!

To read more about this design, see FO | Valere Summer Rainbow and FO | Valere Vivid Rainbow.
To explore different rainbow color schemes, see 7 Cheerful Rainbow Color Combos.


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