Rambling Rows, again

It’s been a bit quiet lately in the knitting corner of the blog. That’s because I’ve been working on a large-sized Rambling Rows afghan. This wonderful pattern is from Cottage Creations’ Carol Anderson and Pat Penney. It satisfies all the garter stitch lovers among us. Garter stitch is the first stitch we learn as young knitters. Every time I return to it, it feels familiar and soothing.

This afghan has 55 mitered sections and is a major project for sure. This is my tenth Rambling Rows, the fifth full-sized one I’ve made. It is photographed above on a queen-sized bed. This one is knitted of Plymouth Encore. Easy care seems like a good idea with a project of this size.

I am a bit unsure of my color choice. But maybe cranberry, tan, brown, peach and green sort of work well, especially because this afghan will be living in a room with a cranberry accent wall.

Cottage Creations’ booklets are not available (yet) in downloadable form. But lots of on-line shops carry the Rambling Rows booklet as well as many local yarn shops.

4 thoughts on “Rambling Rows, again

  1. Maggie and I love the afghan! Maggie says that she loves the Plymouth Encore. (Sounds like a car to me.)

  2. @”clark j mooney”…thanks so much. Maggie might want to try a small sized baby blankie Rambling Rows. She could even make it in some cotton yarn and use it as rug in her bedroom. It’s a fun pattern. She’s right about loving Plymouth Encore—and so are you (about its name)!

  3. Well I love colors that make me think of orchids and this most definitely does now I have to finish 2 dollies just so I can knit this but my question would be would this work out in dk and how much yarn would I need for a fullsize afghan(It might be my new favorite too as my kids love blankets at christmas time it’s the end of Sept 2018 so that’s not happening this year but maybe next)

  4. @Tonda…thanks! I’ve never been good at translating yardage and yarn weights. I’d probably knit the small square and then weigh that and figure out how many yards it took. The rectangle takes twice as much yardage and the big squares take four times as much. Count in the pattern for how many of each the pattern uses and that will give you the yardage. And remember to add in what you estimate you’ll need for whatever edging you choose.

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