I had been searching for an afghan pattern that takes advantage of Kureyon’s long color runs. This block pattern is based on Barbara G. Walker’s Short-Row Stripes square in her Learn to Knit Afghan book. The original idea was to knit a square occasionally as I came across new colors of Kureyon, finishing the afghan in time to send it to college with my daughter, who is also a knitter and who loves Kureyon. Unable to stop once I began, she instead received it for her 15th birthday.
Version 1 – Multicolored squares:
Noro Kureyon 100% wool; 109yd/100m per 50g skein; color: various, 1 skein/square (for 24 squares, I used 21 skeins, making up 3 squares with leftovers)
Yarn for seaming (I used navy Cascade 220 [100% merino wool; 220yd per 100g skein] - Kureyon tends to come apart when used for seaming)
Version 2 – Knit in one piece:
Noro Kureyon 100%wool;109yd/100m per 50g skein; color: #157, 20 skeins
Both versions - less than one skein of Cascade 220 for crocheted shell edging.
Kureyon colors used in original Lizard Ridge:
From top to bottom and right to left in the picture on the bricks (top of afghan is at top left of that photo):
Row 1 - 165 139 87 126
Row 2 - 153 147 53 170
Row 3 - 163 52 90 74
Row 4 - 40 166 159 134
Row 5 - 156 92 115 ***
Row 6 - 154 *** *** 102
the *** blocks are made up of leftovers from the other blocks.