The Long and Winding Road by Woolly Thoughts

The Long and Winding Road

January 1998
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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The Long and Winding Road often attracts people because it has some resemblance to ‘log cabin’ although the method is completely different.

The clever construction is very simple. You only use one yarn at a time to knit stripes. It is made in four sections, then stitched together.

The original used approximately 1800 metres of dark blue Aran and 1400 metres of light blue and measures is approximately 160 cm (64 inches) by 125 cm (50 inches). Any yarn can be used and the size can be adjusted to make the size you want.

The pattern is suitable for beginners and experienced knitters. You can use any yarn and do not have to work to a particular gauge.

The instructions include several variations and a ‘colouring-in sheet so that you can keep track of your own colourways and record your progress.

Read the story of this afghan on Ravelry or on Woolly Thoughts website.

If you like the idea and want to start with something smaller, Roundabouts is a cushion version.

Ring-Road (Anamorphic) is an afghan showing the results of reflecting The Long and Winding Road in a cylindrical mirror.

Note: This very old photo is the only one I have as the afghan accidentally got covered in oil.