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"I am in desperate need of some help. I was very close to finishing the Madison Shawl Knitting Pattern when I knew that I made a mistake on Row 2 but could not figure how I made the mistake. Instead of ending up with only 3 stitches at the end of Row 2, I ended up with 4. I didnt know what to do so I got rid of the extra stitch by doing this yo, s, s k2 pass the 2 slipped stitches over. Of course, this did not work /I followed the directions and cast on 135 /Row 1 says to purl the entire row. 135 stitches /Row 2 says to Knit the first 2 stitches, then yo, skpo and repeat the sequence between the s until there are 3 stitches /My Problembr /When I finished the last sequence of yo, skpo, there were 4 stitches remaining, not /On the last 3 stitches you are supposed to do yo, sk2po (thus using up the 3 remaining stitches). But there is still 1 stitch remaining on the left needle, when there should be none left. I unravelled 4 balls worth of knitting and started over. I followed the instructions, counting my 135 stitches after casting on and completing Row 1, purling the whole /I continued on to Row 2, following the directions exactly. As I finished the last sequence of yo, sKpo, I still had 4 stitches remaining instead of 3 on my left /I have gone over this pattern again and again. I finally decided to write down the number of stitches as if I were knitting the pattern, and still, I end up with 4 stitches remaining at the end of Row 2! I cant continue on with this pattern until someone tells me what I am doing wrong. I bought the wool indicated in the pattern, which was very expensive, now Im stuck because I cant finish Row 2 properly. If anyone understands what I am trying to explain, can you please advise me as to what I am doing wrong? I would love to keep working on this shawl, but I cant continue and its driving me insane. The wool is beginning to look raggedy from all of the knitting, unravelling, knitting, recounting, /I am desperate, so any advice offered to correct my work will be greatly /Thank You."
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Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan

By: Staci Perry from Very Pink

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.


Knitting Needle Size7 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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Thank you very much for this gorgeous free pattern! I have a huge collection of scraps and although I have crocheted many afghans I have never knitted one so I am really looking forward to making this beautiful design. We have just redecorated our teenage sons bedroom, he has asked me to make him a blanket and this one is going to be exactly right for him.

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

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?

I frequently have this problem and have to change needles. Sometimes several times to get the gauge. hope this helps someone. happy knitting.

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.

My anti virus keeps blocking the web site....

If your anti virus is blocking the web site, than you must change your settings on your anti virus. if it is set too high it is simply blocking certain pop ups and not actually detecting viruses. in fact if its blocking you from getting there, it can't actually detect a virus without actually hitting the site. if its set to "high" its blocking just about anything with cookies, you can lower the setting to "medium" and still be entirely protected. hope this helps.

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.

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.

Pity there is not a way to post photos....would love to see other completed patterns.

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

I think I would like to see the pattern.

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

Hi are you logged in? I couldn't get it either until I logged in. Try that.

I love this and it's great that it doesn't need to be finished all at once. I have a few others that I am working on for presents for this year.

I really want to knit this, but, like katogirl says, the link to the pattern does not work! Any solutions ?

Are you logged in when you ask for the pattern? I couldn't get it until I logged in.

Love it - I can't pull up the pattern

Hi Katogirl, to access the pattern, first click on the link above that says "Click here for knitting pattern". Once that page loads, you'll find a linked pdf of the pattern when you click on the text that says: "FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD." I hope that helps!


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