Jambo Afghan by Celeste Pinheiro

Jambo Afghan

December 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
42" x 42"
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I am very inspired by tradtional textiles. This afghan is based on African kente cloth, which is woven in strips and sewn together to make the yardage. I chose the traditional colors of yellow, saffron, green and red, but this would also look great in mudcloth colors--spicy browns and ivory. A chart is included to show the order of blocks in the strips and to show how to sew the strips together. Jambo means HELLO!

Plymouth Yarns “Encore Worsted”
100g, 3.5 ozs, 200 yds, 75% acrylic, 25% wool
2 skeins EACH #1386(A), 4045(B), 1014(C), 54(D), 1606(E), 1382(F)
1 skein EACH #217(G), 208(H)
#7 and #8 needles, or size to obtain gauge.