Here’s a quick-and-easy pattern for a knitted afghan in shades of grey!
Grey is the new brown, you know.
This pattern is a nice lap throw size; approximately 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 feet. I say “approximately” because this afghan is very “stretchy” because of the loose stitch and the way the stitches are put together.
This is a perfect pattern for a beginner who wants to work up something awesome using the two basic knitting stitches (knit and purl).
This is also the perfect pattern for someone who needs to work up something for a last-minute gift because said someone:
a. found out the party they needed the gift for is this weekend when they thought is was next weekend;
b. forgot they promised to make an afghan as the gift; or
c. all of the above.
And obviously said someone was:
What makes it so quick-and-easy, you ask?
1. Using lots of yarn at once; and
2. Using really big honkers for needles:
When you use a ton of yarn all together at once and needles the size of broomsticks, you get a cool-looking afghan that looks like you sweated over it for weeks when in reality it only took a few hours.
Bulky Yarn Afghan Free Knitting Pattern
4 skeins each of:
2 skeins of:
Read Heart Super Saver in Grey Heather where to buy
One pair US size 50 (25mm) circular knitting needles with a 47 inch (120cm) cable where to buy
Note: You can probably get away with an 80cm cable for this pattern as long as you don’t decide to make it bigger- I just used the 120cm cable size because that’s what I had on hand.
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Entire pattern is worked up holding 4 strands of yarn together (one strand of each color).
1. Cast on 42 stitches.
2. Knit 3, purl 3 to the end of the row.
3. Continue to knit 3, purl 3 until the afghan is 4 1/2 feet long or desired length.
4. Cast off, tie off and weave in ends.
You can make this afghan bigger or smaller by adjusting the amount of stitches and the length you work it up; just make sure you cast on in multiples of 6.