The original suggested yarn for this pattern has been discontinued. I’ll be reworking it in another yarn and will release a revised version with the new information in the fall of 2013. If you already have the pattern, you will automatically receive the updated version.
This afghan uses cables to create the look of ripples in the snow. This is a quick, easy knit, and works well in regular bulky or super-bulky yarns as well. Held with the Suri Dream, the laceweight adds a bit of structure and some tonal variation; laceweight is not necessary if using a regular thick yarn. The I-cord edging is knit along with the afghan, giving the piece a finished look without a lot of fuss or finishing. Using the suggested yarn, the entire piece weighs less than a pound, making it perfect for gifts that need to be shipped.
Pattern uses cables, I-cord cast on, and I-cord bind off. These techniques are explained in the pattern. Both charted and written instructions are provided. Exact gauge is not essential, but will affect size and yarn requirements.
Yarn: 6 skeins Suri Dream, 2 skeins Shimmer (or about 900 yds/820m Super Bulky yarn)
Needles: 10mm 32”/60cm circular (you may need a longer needle if using regular thick yarn, and you may be able to use 14” straights for the brushed yarn/laceweight combo)
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle.