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The Great American Aran Afghan

The Great American Aran Afghan
The Great American Afghan Collection
Knitter's Magazine 62, Spring 2001
Knitter's Magazine 63, Summer 2001
Knitter's Magazine 66, Spring 2002
Knitter's Magazine 67, Summer 2002
Knitter's Magazine 61, Winter 2000
Knitter's Magazine 64, Fall 2001
Knitting
January 2001
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using US 7 / 4.5mm needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4000 yards (3658 m)
20 square afghan
Errata available: knittinguniverse.com

1 skein of yarn was needed for each square.

From the Knitters description of The Great American Aran Afghan pamphlet:

“Knitters were challenged to design a square using one color and some type of Aran patterning. In response, we received so many wonderful squares that it was extremely difficult to choose just 24, and even more difficult to choose just one grand prize winner.

The first four squares appeared in the Winter 2000 issue, followed by more squares in each of the next six issues. The designs feature a wide variety of techniques, from basic cables to more innovative (and challenging) stitch configurations.”

Notes: Gauge and needle size vary from square to square. Patterns include use of straight, circular, double pointed, and cable needles.

Knit Along: Great American Aran Afghan Along

Pattern for alternative edging: The Rainey Sisters blog.