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Yggdrasil Afghan

Feb 18, 2010
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An afghan worked from the center out, beginning with a square panel. Borders are worked out from the center, allowing for three sizes in the pattern—baby blanket, afghan, and large counterpane bedspread. Cables, grafting, and charts.

Designer Lisa D. Jacobs
Finished Size 38 (58, 74)" square. Blanket shown measures 74" square.
Yarn Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton (100% organic cotton; 103 yd [94 m]/85 g): #124 pecan, 9 (22, 37) skeins.
Needles Size 10½ (6.5 mm): 16", 24", and two 47" circulars (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Markers (m);
• waste yarn;
• removable markers or safety pins;
• tapestry needle.
Gauge 13 sts and 17 rnds = 4" in St st; 22 sts and 211/2 rows = 4" in patt from Large Braid chart; 26–30 sts and 36 rows in patt from Leaf Braid chart measure 6" wide and 8" high; 91 sts along each side of center square measure about 30" wide after being joined to border.


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goldneedle wrote
on Jul 16, 2010 4:08 PM

Finished the triangles and now ready to start the Large Braid but I'm stumped. I've started several times and have ripped it out each time because I don't think I'm doing it right. After putting the 23 CO stitches on the left needle, do I use the old yarn as my working yarn or do I use the yarn that I used to do the cast ons? Am I to follow the Large Braid Chart or the LB Corner Chart?  If someone can help me get started on the right foot here, I would sure appreciate it!

Rhiann wrote
on Jun 6, 2010 12:27 PM

First of all for those of you asking about the missing stitch in the center pattern. If you'll notice you are making a knit or purl 2 together which will take that stitch away. So just ignore that space and continue on.. If you've finished this center and are stuck on how to start the next part. I put about 40 to 50 of my first stitches off the needle and I string them on a waste yarn and take them off your needle. As you work the next part of the pattern you will use those stitches. You use one stitch every other row from the stitches on the needle.  That way your needle with all those hundreds of stitches is out of the way and you only have the string to handle. Once you've worked the stitch into the pattern you can take the string out.. You have you no chance of losing any stitches. Hope this helps. 

SueK@22 wrote
on May 29, 2010 4:57 PM

re starting the first braid. I cheated!

I just could not handle the provisional method of co so just cast on the normal way. At the end, I grafted the open stitches on the needle to the original permanent co stitches and you can'y see a thing!

It doesn't seem to make it clear, but start the braid on the first stitch beside  a marked corner stitch.

Most times, (except for row 9) you'll be attaching the braid to the main work on the even rows.

Hope that helps

Sue

speerless wrote
on May 27, 2010 7:03 PM

Hi All: I finished the center 4 triagles and I am at a loss as to how to start the first "Large Braid" row. Help please. Susan P

dcxmyers wrote
on May 26, 2010 1:40 PM

No stitch dilemma--calm down folks, just don't knit the stitches that aren't there--to make the charts with all the make stitches, there are "extra" blocks in the chart (this applies to crochet charts, too).  The main trunk area is 6 stitches wide--the grey "no stitch" areas are just ignored when following the chart.  Honest--trust me--I'm past that part and almost have my center square finished.

Dusty

dcxmyers wrote
on May 26, 2010 1:35 PM
dcxmyers wrote
on May 26, 2010 1:27 PM

To Cindy Rego:  How do you think you get from intermediate to advanced?  Review the charts and key, make sure you have some quiet time and elbow room and give it a shot!!  I started mine in cheap acrylic, just to see if I could do it, my double pointed needles were too slick and kept falling out, and it took me two days to get it big enough to put on the circular (started it about ten  times, honestly, and I've been knitting for 40 years).  The prototype will go to charity, and THEN I'll make mine.  I'm always up for a yarn challenge in knit or crochet.  What's kept me going all these years is the new challenges and finally, after much trial and error, finding SUCCESS!!!

Dusty

dcxmyers wrote
on May 26, 2010 1:27 PM

To Cindy Rego:  How do you think you get from intermediate to advanced?  Review the charts and key, make sure you have some quiet time and elbow room and give it a shot!!  I started mine in cheap acrylic, just to see if I could do it, my double pointed needles were too slick and kept falling out, and it took me two days to get it big enough to put on the circular (started it about ten  times, honestly, and I've been knitting for 40 years).  The prototype will go to charity, and THEN I'll make mine.  I'm always up for a yarn challenge in knit or crochet.  What's kept me going all these years is the new challenges and finally, after much trial and error, finding SUCCESS!!!

Dusty

tess1929 wrote
on May 22, 2010 8:52 AM

This is a great pattern.  I'm about halfway through it.  However, I have found some errors in the charts which were frustrating until I realized that no pattern is perfect and I needed to change the mistakes on my own.  The ones I have found (so far) are on the first two rows of the Large Braid, where two dots were left out in the right-hand groups of four purls; and in the Large Braid Corner, where the cable on the outer edge of row 51 seems to be worked backward.  When I changed it to match the other one on that same row, the pattern of cables went neatly into the chart for the Large Braid on the following side.  If anyone is ahead of me in this beautiful afghan and has found any other glitches, I hope they will tell me before I get to them.

 

 

SueK@22 wrote
on May 12, 2010 7:14 PM

Weds May 12

Just wondering how everyone is doing. Slow but sure for me. I'm almost to the second corner of the first cable section.

I made extra copies of the stitch legend and cut and taped the stitches I need right beside the pattern. All the info is in one place.

Hope everyone is progressing nicely.

The cool weather here is perfect for knitting.

Sue

voodoocoll wrote
on May 11, 2010 5:53 AM

Does anyone have the line by line instructions written out that they would like to share?  Can you share the link with me?  I would GREATLY appreciate it.  I am going to try to knit this but with three kids, a dog, cat and other obligations, I fear I would need a line by line to track where I am and where I leave off.  Thanks all. 

SueK@22 wrote
on May 5, 2010 8:07 PM

Referring to the loopin the middle at the beginning-- you can just make sure you start in 4 sections and you don't really need the provisional caston as this section does not join to anything. It is the middle of the square so do whatever works for you

Sue

JuelH wrote
on May 2, 2010 1:05 PM

This is one fabulous afghan!  But I am having problems with the first instructions.  CO 12 st in the loop???  What the heck does that mean????  I will be using circ needles and know the provisonal CO, but this loop thing has me confused!

Thanks,

Juel

auntduck wrote
on Apr 28, 2010 7:02 PM

Planning on making the middle size as a "better-than-baby-blanket" but out of Lion Brand pounds of Love in Antique White.  The Largest is going to be my bedspread. Can't wait to start!

gail maureen wrote
on Apr 21, 2010 3:23 PM

How cool - I want to make this after I finish a few more projects.

mimim1980 wrote
on Apr 17, 2010 3:15 PM

Someone on Ravelry said there were errors in the pattern and a new version would be available. Is the download that is available now  the corrected version???

I haven't tried again to download this so the print is larger, waiting for the corrected version.

if anyone has any info on this please email me at: mimim@hargray.com

 

Thanks.

mimim1980 wrote
on Apr 17, 2010 3:13 PM
mimim1980 wrote
on Apr 17, 2010 3:04 PM

Berryl,

9 is the color number, 22 skeins is for the size 38; and 37 is for the 58 & 74 inch blankets, which I question how the same amt of yarn is used for the 2 different sizes.

M

hrhowell wrote
on Apr 15, 2010 6:37 PM

I have finished the center square but cannot figure out how to start the first large braid border. Please help.

hrhowell wrote
on Apr 15, 2010 6:36 PM
zygonut1 wrote
on Apr 15, 2010 5:03 PM
SueK@22 wrote
on Apr 15, 2010 4:52 PM

I'm having a heck of a time enlarge the pattern so I can see it and work at the same time! Any ideas?

NikkiMeria wrote
on Apr 13, 2010 6:05 PM
First of all let me say what a meaningful peice of art, there are know words to describe its beauty. I am having difficulties pulling up the glossary to this pattern. If anyone has the time please email me the glossary at moondweller06@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!
jackiestu wrote
on Apr 10, 2010 8:10 PM

IN READING THE DIRECTIONS YOU STATED THAT WE SHOULD PURCHASE TWO 10 1/2 47" CIRCULAR NEEDLES.

CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW YOU WORK ON TWOR CIRCULAR NEEDLES AT ONCE.

PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT JACKIESTU@EMBARQMAIL.COM

THANK YOU

JACKIE

Donna Hanson wrote
on Apr 8, 2010 9:19 AM

Would someone advise me on yarn?  The pattern calls for 3 sts per inch on 10 needles, I thought I should match the gauge so I bought a bulky weight yarn.  Was that a mistake? I ordered Asland Trends Guanaco, 60% alpaca/40% wood, bulky, 3-4 sts = 1" on US 10-10.75.  Do you think this will work, or should I return it and buy a worsted weight yarn?  Thanks for any help.

SueK@22 wrote
on Apr 7, 2010 9:48 AM

ordered the yarn today!! Very excited. This will be a wedding present for my son and his fiance!

Using Patons Shetland on 5.5

Donna Hanson wrote
on Apr 6, 2010 10:59 AM

Has there be a KAL started for this beauty?

Mrs Smarf wrote
on Apr 5, 2010 1:35 PM

Someone commented that it had been hard to get going - I agree, I had many false starts until I found my rhythm too. And now I've moved to doing the first large braid border and it took me a few goes to get my head round that too!

Nice to have a challenge though and the end result looks so very worth the effort - gorgeous.

JocelynS@2 wrote
on Apr 4, 2010 7:12 AM

To Jackiestu:

W/T (Wrap and Turn) is described on the first page of downloaded pages, under the photograph of the afghan under the label Stitch Guide.  No Stitch has been described by me immediately above your first post on this forum and by several other posters in this forum.

jackiestu wrote
on Apr 1, 2010 7:23 PM

I DOWNLOADED YOUR YGGDRASIL BLANKET AND LOOKING OVER YOUR STITCHES I NOTICED THAT SOME OF THEM SAY SEE THE STITCH GUIDE WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS DOWNLOAD SUCH AS W&T AND WHAT IS A NO STITCH CAN YOU CLARIFY THIS TO ME BEFORE I GET STARTED...................THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

JACKIE

jackiestu wrote
on Apr 1, 2010 7:22 PM

I DOWNLOADED YOUR YGGDRASIL BLANKET AND LOOKING OVER YOUR STITCHES I NOTICED THAT SOME OF THEM SAY SEE THE STITCH GUIDE WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS DOWNLOAD SUCH AS W&T AND WHAT IS A NO STITCH CAN YOU CLARIFY THIS TO ME BEFORE I GET STARTED...................THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

JACKIE

jackiestu wrote
on Apr 1, 2010 7:22 PM

I DOWNLOADED YOUR YGGDRASIL BLANKET AND LOOKING OVER YOUR STITCHES I NOTICED THAT SOME OF THEM SAY SEE THE STITCH GUIDE WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS DOWNLOAD SUCH AS W&T AND WHAT IS A NO STITCH CAN YOU CLARIFY THIS TO ME BEFORE I GET STARTED...................THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

JACKIE

JocelynS@2 wrote
on Mar 29, 2010 7:15 PM

About the No Stitch blocks.  These are commonly seen in lace and cable charts.  Due to increases and/or decreases, the number of stitches per row may change from row to row.  In order to deal with this and still present a chart that makes visual sense, ie.  having the stitches on a following row be right on top of the stitches in the preceding so you that you can easily see what you doing row by row, designers use a no stitch block.  This means, quite literally, that there is no stitch here.  When you come to this block, simply skip it and following the instructions for the next block.  For example, on row 17, there is a ssk, then no stitch, then a knit stitch.  So, do the ssk and then the knit stich and then the rest of the row!  

Hope this makes sense!

RobynS8971 wrote
on Mar 27, 2010 9:08 PM

I feel I am an accomplished knitter (two fisherman knits compelted)  but this one is kicking my butt! I have started 6 or 7 times and 'unknit' it each time. First the provisional cast-on is new to me, and I think I found a way in YouTube that will work for me, but after 6 or 7 rows it is so gappy and the ladders are HUGE. I am considering needling down, even though my swatch was spot on. Anyone else find the hardest part is the beginning? Tips, encouragement needed! I am tempted to knit this from the edges in! Cast on a couple of hundred stitches and make the increases decreases and the cables run the other way!

Mystik wrote
on Mar 27, 2010 5:11 PM

I still can not find something to explain the no stitch part of the pattern.. Do we have an answer yet to this part of the pattern????

 

 

Thanks

goatlady1 wrote
on Mar 23, 2010 1:33 PM

absolutely incredible. i've been knitting over 30 years and am going to be challenged by this one!

NatalieN@6 wrote
on Mar 19, 2010 2:17 PM

This afghan is going to be gorgeous in my living room!  I'm thinking that I will swatch with Lamb's Pride's Cotton Fleece ( which is a smaller gauge) and make the largest size.  I also think that using Elizabeth Zimmerman's circular cast on will make a less fussy start.

mo hall wrote
on Mar 17, 2010 7:58 PM

Just the thing for knitting in our warmer weather.Still too hot to use wool so this is perfect.many thanks from australia

Jeanne@60 wrote
on Mar 16, 2010 8:53 AM
SherryCole53 wrote
on Mar 15, 2010 10:03 PM

My compliments to the designer, she is Brilliant!  I agree with wishing for a full size picture.  I realize this is all nice and artistic looking but....  a full view of it would be a lot more helpful.

Mary A and dmh both asked about the gray space so I wrote out most of line 19, hoping that it might help with the gray areas. 

p,k,p,p,k,p,p,p,k,p,k,p,k, k2tog, k, sl 1 onto cn, hold in back, k1, k1 from cn, k,p,k,k, see prev, k, see prev, k.  Do you see how I just ignored those gray spaces?  Where did they go???  Into the k2 tog decrease.  See, now wasn't that just too easy?  Happy knitting and much success.

Sherry

p.s. If I got it backward, I apologize.

snippetyfob wrote
on Mar 15, 2010 1:39 PM

I just want to know how long it took Lisa Jacobs or Eunny Jang to knit the entire thing! Not that the answer to that might keep me from undertaking the project--I'm hugely curious!

wanderson330 wrote
on Mar 15, 2010 11:51 AM

This fits right into my Celtic heritage, and my family search efforts.  It's great!

dmh wrote
on Mar 15, 2010 9:38 AM

This is an absolutely georgeous bedthrow in full size.  However, I have read over the instructions and am lost when reading the "no stitch" box which would appear to be the truck of the tree.  Can someone clarify.

dhowell@egi.ca

Rooty_Tooty wrote
on Mar 14, 2010 6:26 PM

Gorgeous is an understatement!  I can't wait to use this pattern but I just can't decide which size to make.  So seldom do we see a really nice bedspread sized pattern but I'm afraid that I might never finish such a large project.  Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to use this as a baby blanket / lap robe or sofa sized afghan, too.  Decisions, decisions...

Sasser wrote
on Mar 14, 2010 10:53 AM
Cora Shaw@2 wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 9:25 PM

Anyone can do this...just take your time.

 

Cora

Cora Shaw@2 wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 9:25 PM

Anyone can od this...just take your time.

 

Cora

Sa310 wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 11:52 AM

Just had to comment: Absolutely wonderful design and artistic interpretation of the Yggdrasil!  This project has really got my creative juices flowing! I am definitely thinking about reconfiguring the Yggdrasil focal design and minaturize it for use on a shawl or even a scarf [really challenging]! (This can be done as I've seen similar sized Celtic motifs minaturized beautifully!) Thank You Knitting Daily! >^-^<

SoulSocks wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 11:13 AM

Wow!  This is absolutely beautiful.

lina_lucchi wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 5:25 AM

Wow, this is truly beautiful, will definitely attempt on doing this after I finish my tunic.  Thank you for the download.

a.logger wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 3:30 AM

Wow, Love this pattern as a Tolkien lover. The best pattern of the Knits Spring Issue and I am certainly going to knit it. But to spin first the cotton is maybe a little bit to much.

justin121 wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 12:20 AM

i live that i will get it

rachonline wrote
on Mar 13, 2010 12:14 AM

I think this is the most beautiful blanket I have seen in such a long time, I love the trees - very sublime and glorious

jordana2 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 10:26 PM

Oops...pressed the add button accidentally.  This is absolutely gorgeous.  I didn't look at the gauge closely, but I'm thinking Lion's Fisherman's wool.  I am rather enamored with that and it is pretty affordable.  Not sure when I would actually have time to get this done, but I'm thinking it would be great to start.

jordana2 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 10:24 PM
pegruth wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 7:38 PM
nelsongrc wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 7:23 PM

You asked if we downloaded to comment on how we would be knitting this!!! So beautiful - I will knit in my dreams - I am just learning but this is one to aspire to!!!

MaryA@40 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 6:57 PM

I too am looking for an answer to what the No Stitch means.  Please help as I want to understand it before I start on it.

louise@32 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 6:08 PM

Thank you Knitting Daily for such a beautiful pattern. My daughter has been asking me if her grandmother & I can knit her a rug. No matter where I have searched I haven't been able to find a rug that is not only beautiful, but a pattern that will have significance for my daughter. My mother has Alzheimer & in the past she could knit anything, but the time is coming, if we are not already there, that she will no longer have the concentration or the short term memory. This rug will not only be beautiful but a lasting memory of her Grandmother & who she was. I will do the fancy stitiches & my mother will do the stocking stitch (with a little watchfulness on my part). Also my daughter has a Southern Irish heritage (the Aran/Celtic cable pattern) on her fathers side & a Viking heritage on mine (the tree) & her great love is nature. Also " The Tree of Life" is a part of almost every spiritual belief I can think of. Again,thank you so much.   

KIMB wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 2:54 PM

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! i am really excited about this project and want to run out and get the yarn...too bad stitches west was 2 weeks ago. Here is a project I could have bought the yarn for and got a great price.

on Mar 12, 2010 2:48 PM

Does anyone have a written pattern and not the chart pattern?

Carol

on Mar 12, 2010 2:47 PM
gfdelen wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 12:13 PM

STUNNING!  GORGEOUS!  EXQUISITE!   Dare I attempt it?

Zaz wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 11:26 AM

interesting question the "let us know how you'll be knitting it".

maybe handspun wool, if any colors then natural dyeing, i think i'll knit the Norse world tree only and put that in a frame of wood in silver carved with cables. < this mythology is so close to "Avatar"!!!

if i could find "washed away" beach wood then i'd use that but i've never seen any so i leave that to someone who has some around. 

Zaz here and on ravelry

on Mar 12, 2010 10:58 AM

This is amazing!  I've just started my first foray into lace knitting so it will be quite awhile before I get to this, but I can't wait! As a treehugger, I love the ecological inspiration, as well.  I don't think I'd want to give this away.  A gift for me!  :)

Georgette@2 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 10:45 AM

This is a great, classic, pattern respectful of traditions.  However, I have yet to see a picture of the full item.  Why should we have to jump from picture to picture to fill in the details and edges?  How about a full view!

Georgette@2 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 10:44 AM

This is a great, classic, pattern respectful of traditions.  However, I have yet to see a picture of the full item.  Why should we have to jump from picture to picture to fill in the details and edges?  How about a full view!

margeshelton wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 10:33 AM
ccduff wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 10:23 AM

To GailJ:

I do not understand the Split 2/4 LPC instruction:  Slip 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p1, k1 from cn, p3, knit rem st from cn.

Although I have not started this pattern (but, boy, is it GREAT) I think that I can help with your confusion . . .

Slip two stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front of the work.  Purl one stitch from the left needle.  Knit one stitch from the cable needle.  Purl three stitches from the left needle.  Knit the remaining stitch from the the cable needle.

Sometime it is all about where the commas are in the pattern :-)

 

realjuel wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 9:48 AM

I think just the center square with a different border would be a gorgeous shawl so that's what I plan to do.  Maybe a lace weight or the silkywool I really like.

on Mar 12, 2010 9:43 AM

If you use Cotton-Ease, the wt for the large is little over 4 lbs ... in wool-ease, it comes to about 3 3/4 lbs .... while the afghan may have been presented to show off the characteristics of Nature's Choice, and to push the Organic Cotton ...

I think ANY size 4 (aran//worsted weight) yarn could be substituted ... as long as it works up to gauge.  Be sure to check your row height gauge as well for a pattern like this, otherwise instead of getting a lovely square you could end up with a whacky rectangle.

Actually I think you will find too that with the other yarns you will need fewer skeins (I suggest going by yardage not wt; also buy a couple extra skeins incase some run 'short'.) at a lower cost .... saving $$.

I would love to hear from anyone who has worked this up ... does any one know if there is a Ravelry KAL for this yet?

Jo-AnnB wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 9:32 AM

My current passion is genealogy and this would make a super great gift on that theme.....family trees....coming together....I LOVE it!!!  I'm not the greatest (or fastest) knitter but I can follow a pattern.  What a fun challenge this will be.  Thank you for sharing it.

Jo-Ann

Lisa K@3 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 9:25 AM

Thank you very much for this.  It's stunning

on Mar 12, 2010 9:23 AM

I have started this beautiful blanket.  It is for my daughter.  After Christmas she gave me 54 balls of variegated Nashua wool in different colors.  I have four or five balls of each color.  I started the centre with a brown, yellow, earthy blend.  I will make the cables in a greeny, foresty blend of colors and who knows where I will go after that.  I can't wait to see how it turns out.

on Mar 12, 2010 9:07 AM

Blessings upon you!  I love this afghan, and as a Modern Healthen I can see it is going to make it inot my major TO DO wish list.  Gods Smile Upon you and thank you for celebrating an often misunderstood & overlooked religious theme

on Mar 12, 2010 9:00 AM

I haven't knit a big blanket yet but this looks like something that I just might want to tackle.  Wow thanks!

GailJ@14 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 8:59 AM

I do not understand the Split 2/4 LPC instruction:  Slip 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p1, k1 from cn, p3, knit rem st from cn.

If you only slip 2 sts to cn and purl 1, knit 1, from cn, how would you have any rem sts to knit?  Why would you put 2 sts on cn and work them before sts on left needle?  Could someone please clarify the "split" instructions for me.

Thanks.

 

 

Beadiebiz wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 8:59 AM

I haven't knit anything quite as complicated as this pattern, but I do know that the gray squares are there to make it easier to read the charts - just skip over to the next square on the graph that has a symbol and keep on knitting.

GailJ@14 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 8:55 AM
Jeleraki wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 8:38 AM

Amazing.  I have two dear (married) friends who are of Norse extraction and enjoy mythology.  This wll make a wonderful gift for them.

BarbaraG wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 8:30 AM

I've been knitting for years, but only recently started woring with charts.  What does it mean when the gray square (no stitch) appears? Do you skip that area and jump to the next square that has something in it?  Or is there really no stitch there? Please clarify. TIA

I think this is a project that I'll keep next to my chair and work on it when I'm between other projects. I think to do it all at once would be a massive undertaking - and I'm a relatively fast knitter.

ColleenB@13 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 8:22 AM

This is an amazing pattern and I can't wait to get started on it :-) I LOVE that it is made of cotton rather that yarn or wool. Yarn wouldn't hold the pattern/shape properly and I am allergic to wool. Living in Nova Scotia our winters can get cold so the weight of the cotton is another bonus for me. I have wanted to do a blanket made out of cotton for some time but was worried about doing "any" project in it. Thanks.

Sandi@11 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 8:14 AM

Beautiful!!  Not sure how soon I'll get to working on it, but I'm definately downloading it, and putting it in my cue!!

on Mar 12, 2010 8:08 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Hopefully will find some time soon to knit it! Thanks for sharing this pattern.

on Mar 12, 2010 7:30 AM

Not being able to print the glossary must have something to do with your Adobe settings or your printer settings. It printed well for me. I am using Adobe Reader 9. The magnification of my page is set to 104% and I have the viewer set to fill the window with each page and scroll through pages continuously. When I click to print,  set Page Scaling to "Shrink to Printable Area". Check off Auto Rotate and Center. I would email you the glossary/key, but I can't copy and paste the images with the text. Maybe I would need Adobe File Maker for that? Sorry!

cocoisa wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 6:25 AM

Hola:Muy lindo el punto lo veo un poquito dificil, bueno por que soy aprendiz .Muchs gracias.

Besitos.

 

Floraanita wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 5:40 AM

Wow is all I can say.  This is truly a great pattern.  I am going to make this and proudly display it on my couch. Thank you so much for sharing this.

berryberyl wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 5:38 AM

Can the amount of yarn be correct?  9 skeins for the smallest, then 22 skeins for the next size?

LindaB@208 wrote
on Mar 12, 2010 5:27 AM

I can't believe how excited I am about this.  I am a 4th grade teacher at the Tucson Waldorf School, and in Waldorf schools worldwide, 4th graders study Norse mythology.  At the moment, I am completely immersed in this as we are putting on a play of one of the myths in a week.  In fact, we are making Yggdrasil ourselves as part of the set.  I really hope to make this afghan as a reminder of this special year.

on Mar 10, 2010 11:04 AM

I was so happy that this issue of Interweave Knits had cotton yarn as a featured yarn.  I have been working in cotton for a while (the first sweater I ever knit was cotton) because it is inexpensive and a fiber that could be comfortably worn in Phoenix.  I normally use Peaches & Creme yarn because it is availble at Wal-Mart and I don't always have time to run out to my LYS.  I have not made an afghan before but I think I will attempt this one. Thank you for inspiring me to leap out of my comfort zone yet again.

on Mar 10, 2010 11:04 AM

I was so happy that this issue of Interweave Knits had cotton yarn as a featured yarn.  I have been working in cotton for a while (the first sweater I every knit was cotton) because it is inexpensive and a fiber that could be comfortably worn in Phoenix.  I normally use Peaches & Creme yarn because it is availble at Wal-Mart and I don't always have time to run out to my LYS.  I have not made an afghan before but I think I will attempt this one. Thank you for inspiring me to leap out of my comfort zone yet again.

Donna New wrote
on Mar 7, 2010 3:38 PM

I love this pattern!!!!! It is gorgeous!!!!!!! It is hard to read the glossary. Can anyone help me with this problem? If you can help me I would very much appreciate it. If you can help me, send it to my email address armymom_59@yahoo.com Thank you so much. Some of the things for the patterns is hard to understand. They could have done this better in more detail.

CarliejoW wrote
on Mar 5, 2010 7:44 PM

   After enlargeing the images the key to the charts still are not coming out right. Can someone please e-mail me the key to the charts.    Thank you  Vhoghead@msn.com

normaann wrote
on Mar 5, 2010 4:39 PM
mandyangela wrote
on Mar 2, 2010 9:38 AM

CarliejoW - to enlarge the image on screen, do this.

cursor 'pointer' should be somewhere in the image boc, i.e. not in the toolbar or side bar - sorry I don't know a better technical way to describe this!!! :)

hold down the 'ctrl' button, while at the same time moving your mouse wheel up/down (or move up/down on the mousepad  'bar' if you use that) 

This will enlarge/decrease the screen image so you can see things the way that suits you best.

on Feb 26, 2010 12:55 PM

This is gorgeous.  I am always on the look out for a new and challenging afghan pattern.  However, I think I shall make it with Shetland weight wool instead of cotton.

CarliejoW wrote
on Feb 24, 2010 4:14 PM

  After downloading the pattern it came out clear, but the glossary of the symboles for the charts are not readable!  Has anybody else had this problem?  I need the abbreviations  for these  in order to knit this pattern.

on Feb 23, 2010 1:09 PM
JudiW wrote
on Feb 20, 2010 9:03 AM

What a wonderful learning challenge.  Beautiful!  Downloaded, printed and anxious to get started.  Thanks

BettyJ@6 wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 10:51 PM

If I didn't already have afghans started for my sons' wedding gifts this summer, I would start this today.  Maybe I'll make it as a spread for my own bed after gifting blankets are done. So many projects, so little time.... I love it!

Lili wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 10:18 PM

Fascinating pattern. But -- COTTON? Really?  The middle size would weigh over 4 pounds, and the large size would be 7 pounds.  SEVEN POUNDS!!!  Maybe as a carpet, not a blanket.

SuzeeS wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 5:46 PM

I received my new mag yesterday & waited all day (2.19.10) for this to be posted so I could download it & start working on it. To Lisa Jacobs: BRILLIANT! I love it!

I'm going to make mine with 'I Love This Yarn' & can't wait to throw it over my bed!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

To Cindy Rego: I'm not quite an expert, so what I do is go thru the pattern charts line by line & write them out in MS Word, then enlarge the font to 18-20; then just go stitch by stitch & line by line. You'll be an expert before you know it!

PieraN wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 2:31 PM

It's an absolute masterpiece!!!! BRAVA!

Tee@3 wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 12:21 PM

Absolutely STUNNING!  Just learned of a new baby coming in June, I will give this a try as my gift...sure to be a show stopper!

AZKnitter wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 11:34 AM

How gorgeous!  Quite stunning and would make a wonderful heirloom gift.  Downloading now....

Cindy Rego wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 9:23 AM

do you think an intermediate knitter can handle this?  i'm already thinking about gifts for next christmas but i am not experienced.

SBiswas wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 9:15 AM

WOW !! Very nice.I am going to download the pattern.