Banyan Love and Double Love Baby Afghan/Lapghan by Margaret MacInnis

Banyan Love and Double Love Baby Afghan/Lapghan

December 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1190 - 1700 yards (1088 - 1554 m)
Depends on yarn, varies from 34" wide to 54" wide, length adjustable
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


Available in Italian--thanks to Cristina Baretta!
Which one do I download?
Top left is the single set of trees in the middle—all versions in sizing
Top right is the same but in ‘vision enhanced’ or large print
Bottom left is the ‘vision enhanced’ with the four sets of trees
Bottom middle is the four sets of trees with 168 sts
Bottom right is the Italian version.

Banyan Love and Banyan Double Love incorporate the ever-popular ‘Trees’ cabled pattern originally developed in Barbara Walker’s Stitch dictionaries, into a surrounding mesh of vertical strips of garter alternating with stockinette, to make a heavily textured blanket. Knit in one piece, no seaming.

Why do you have two versions? Due to popular demandrequest of people who wanted more trees and less background.

Which version should I make?

BANYAN LOVE---as in photos left--very oriented to beginners with little experience with cabling, heavily tutorialed and descriptive.

BANYAN DOUBLE LOVE---has four sets of trees as in schematic at left (and the lilac photo) and has been thoroughly tested; the counts are triple checked and accurate. This version is for more experienced knitters, or very brave beginners :). If you made The Dishcloth practice piece, and want to try it, you probably are ready~!

SKILL Rated: Adventurous Beginner

Tutorial Support
Current tutorials are found from the links in the pattern. I have developed an exhaustive tutorial on the working of every aspect of the trees, and beginners who were only able to knit and purl before, were able to do it. There are also links to helpful videos and online references.

I am available on Ravelry pretty much every day.

Starts December 3, 2013--End February, 2014.

1/1 PLC and 1/1 PRC are the same as PLC and PRC without the numbers preceding them.