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Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan



Even if you've only been knitting for a few years, chances are you've got a good amount of scrap yarn piled up. Thanks to this simple knit afghan pattern, you can dwindle down that yarn stash by making a Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan. Designed using the log cabin knitting technique, this striking pattern creates colorful squares using strips of knit rectangles. Make a statement with this afghan that's as much a piece of art as it is a practical piece of home decor.

Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan
Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan
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Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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May 22, 2014

This looks beautiful. I can hardly wait to finish my current project so I can start on this one.


Mar 23, 2014

My horizontal gauge is right on, but my vertical gauge is too short. I've looked in 3 books and they all say that if you are doing squares, you have to be exact both ways. How can I do that? If I know looser my horizontal gauge will be wider?


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Sep 26, 2013

I would love to try this pattern but my anti virus keeps blocking the pattern, others beware. If you could check it out and resend, would appreciate it.


Jun 6, 2013

I made this fabulous Afghan for a Grandchild. About 118 thousand stitches!!!!!It looks amazing. I did use all new wool as I don't have a stash any more.. In the process of getting one! Using the left over odds and ends to knit a small cot rug..Wish I could post a photo just so I can show my afghan off.


Apr 12, 2013

This pattern works up beautifully. I only changed the pattern to make all the squares match like a quilt. I love log cabin quilts and had been looking for a knitted pattern that looked like them.


Apr 12, 2013

I'm almost done with mine. I made all the squares the same, though. I love the pattern and intend on trying one with varigated or ombre yarn to see how that turns outl


Apr 12, 2013

I think I would like to see the pattern.


Nov 12, 2012

I love the idea, but the link to the pattern does not work for me. Please help.


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