Heartless Afghan Block Square by Margaret MacInnis

Heartless Afghan Block Square

October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
5.5 mm (I)
10" in DK, 12" in aran-weight
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This is the easier of the two feature blocks in the Power of Love Afghan, presented here as a stand-alone.

The technique of working 2 rounds below in the FLO is an advanced technique, but easily mastered with a little practice. Alternate rounds are worked BLO, to keep the front loop available for future work as the rounds progress.

The designer has perfected a technique of hiding the join point, and the whole block is done in two colours, with only 4 ends (2 from each colour) as the yarn is carried expertly from round to round while you work.

Have fun!

Skill Level: moderate to advanced
Techniques: Carrying yarn round to round, BLO, FLO, hdc in FLO of previous round, dc in FLO of previous round, fp work.
Terms: US
Sizes: vary to yarn. The block was tested 10 times by various testers and their work varied form 9-10” for DK, 11” for worsted, and 12” for aran-weight, with accompanying suitable hook size (4.5 mm/US G for DK, 5.0 mm US H for worsted, and 5.5 mm US I for aranweight.

Please see Power of Love for the use of Heartfelt and Heartless in one complementing afghan.