PUFFED WHEAT 2015 AFGHAN CAL by Margaret MacInnis


October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in dc
5.5 mm (I)
3600 - 3800 yards (3292 - 3475 m)
~52-54" square (1.32 to 1.42 m), expansions available to 74 x 74"
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My inspiration is for the puffs and post stitches to be swirling into a beautiful design reminiscent of Canadian Prairies in full harvest.

Puffs and post stitches are the main focus of this afghan, and both can be easily mastered with a little practice. The design is worked in sections and assembled for a final border which reflects the center medallion section.

The Mystery CAL was hosted in my group, Muggin’s Magic Hangout. You can refer to that group for inspiration.

Terms: Design is in American terms
Skill level: Intermediate, doable with help for adventurous beginner; post stitches, puffs, and basic tog work, slipped stitches. Tutorials provided.
Time: Each clue was designed to take from 4-6 hours, depending of course, on your working speed. Finish rounds took more time (8 hours?). Perhaps 40-60 hours altogether for afghan.
Yarn: Recommendations are based on aran-weight or heavy worsted with 160-190 yd per 100 g/3.5 oz. Please note the amounts may change slightly as the testers report in…
Color A: 700 g-25 oz-1200 yd
Color B: 700 g--25 oz-1200 yd
Color C: 700 g-25 oz-1200 yd (light-med solid color works best for this one) or split into
Color C1:300 g-11 oz-500 yd lightest
Color C2:300 g-11 oz-500 yd shade up
Color C3:100-200 g (be safe and buy 200..)7 oz--350 yd shade up

Thank you to all the testers: analea, madaboutpooh, cheysk13, wilmaelee, nitaknits, lissaM, reddoormeg(proof), desma(proof), 44lyndaM(dk), dakotastamper, and grannibarb. Without testing I could not do this.