Winter Wonderland Afghan
March 15, 2019
August 15, 2019

Winter Wonderland Afghan

Project info
Winter Wonderland Afghan by Bebe Hake Paschke
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
2,811 yards = 14.7 skeins
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers
7.1 skeins = 1420.9 yards (1299.3 meters), 710 grams
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers
7.6 skeins = 1390.8 yards (1271.7 meters), 760 grams

This is a wedding gift for a friend, Erica, getting married in September. We don’t speak much anymore, but for a time she was a very positive influence in my professional life!

I wanted to double-knit a blanket, so I found the book with this pattern on Abebooks, because it’s out of print. Much kudos to this lovely Ravelry user for their detailed notes about how much yarn they used.

May 1, 2019

I have reached the halfway point!! It’s all “downhill” from here, in the sense that now I’m knitting the same pattern, just in reverse order.

August 21, 2019

I finished this after some marathon late-night sessions last week, but I wanted to get it done so I could start a new, smaller project for during a vacation.

I broke my arm on June 3 and wasn’t knitting from then until about mid-July, so that considerably delayed finishing this blanket.

I used a selvage stitch on either side, so added a pair of stitches on either side, per Alasdair Post-Quinn’s helpful instructions for flat double-knitting.

Other than that, I basically followed the pattern as charted. I’m amazed at how few mistakes I have in the final product! This is not a difficult pattern. It’s just tedious and attention-needing.

Final measurements: 4 ft by 5 ft 3 inches, or 1.2 by 1.6 m!

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by Plymouth Yarn
75% Acrylic, 25% Wool
200 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: March 15, 2019
  • Finished: August 16, 2019
  • Updated: September 23, 2019
  • Progress updates: 3 updates