Illicium by Christine Guest


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December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
542 - 3172 yards (496 - 2900 m)
Cradle, Infant, Porta Crib, 6 Year Old, Lapghan, Small Adult, Adult
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This afghan is knit in medallions, then sewn together using the tails of the motifs. A construction chart shows how to arrange the motifs to avoid extra ends to weave in. The pattern includes blank diagrams to color if you want to design your own colorway.

My Mother says, “Seaming up is where projects go into the closet to die.” I want you to enjoy all the parts of your afghan experience, so if mattress stitch isn’t your thing, here is a JAGO (Join as you go) for knitting. It will require about 3 yards more yarn per octagon.

Illicium verum is the Latin name for the tree which grows star anise, though most of the ones in my spice cabinet are missing at least one of their eight arms, unlike the stars in the middle of the octagon motifs.

finished measurements:
Shown in size small adult afghan 42 1/2’’ / 108 cm x 59 1/2’’ / 151 cm

suggested yarn for sample as shown in photo:

7 hanks Classic Elite Liberty Wool in Crimson or 7853
4 hanks Classic Elite Liberty Wool in Ebony or 7813
5 hanks Classic Elite Liberty Wool in Midnight Blue or 7879
6 hanks Classic Elite Liberty Wool in Bleach or 7801
4 hanks Classic Elite Liberty Wool in Aubergine or 7895

Yarn needs for different sizes:
Cradle 542yds, 495m
Infant 808 yds, 738m
Porta Crib 1021 yds, 933m
Stroller, 6 year old, 11 year old 1679yds, 1535m
Adult 3460 yds, 3163m