Abigail's Afghan by Pam Grushkin

Abigail's Afghan

September 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Spring Lace Pattern Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
575 - 657 yards (526 - 601 m)
24.5" x 29"
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I designed and knit Abigail’s afghan for my granddaughter before she was born. The stitch pattern has long been a favorite of mine from Melissa Leapman’s book, The Knit Stitch Pattern Book, and I was just waiting for an opportunity to knit it.


The pattern is all garter with a simple lace pattern that becomes easy to remember and read. I love that the afghan is completely reversible.

I knit the afghan with Berroco Pima 100, a lovely light worsted weight yarn perfect for warmer climates, spring/summer babies, and cotton lovers.

Pattern Notes

Since this is an afghan, gauge is not critical. However, if you don’t have the same gauge as the pattern, it will affect the size and yardage usage.

If you want to modify the pattern, it is a multiple of 12 sts + 1.

The afghan can be finished in one of two ways and the pattern has pictures and written directions for both.

Path of least resistance: The cast on edge of the blanket is scalloped. If you bind off “regularly”, the bind off edge will be straight.

Scalloped Edges: If you knit a separate piece, you can graft the afghan and extra border piece together with the Kitchener stitch. Then both edges will be scalloped. There will be a visible line where the two pieces are joined.

A special thanks to my testers, Anne, Michelle G., Taryn, Cindy, Boni, Stella, Betsy, and Michelle W. I appreciate your time, effort, and help.