Color and Texture Afghan by Jo Sharp
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Color and Texture Afghan

October 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (knit every row)
6.0 mm (J)
1407 yards (1287 m)

Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “This warm, soft afghan might lure you to settle your head for ‘a long winter’s nap,’ as the poem goes. It works up quickly with large needles in simple garter stitch, making it a great gift that even a beginning knitter can handle.”

Finished Measurements: Approximately 30” Wide by 60” long before adding fringe


  • Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed (85% merino wool / 10% silk / 5% cashmere; 93 yards/ 50 grams): 9 balls #124 jewel (A)
  • Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Infusion Kid Mohair (80% kid mohair / 15% polyamid / 5% wool; 95 yards / 25 grams): 3 balls #613 chamomile (B), and 3 balls #606 swamp (C)


  • One 32” circular (circ) needle size US 9 (5.5 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge

Notions: Crochet hook size US 10/J (6 mm) for fringe, yarn needle.