I wanted to share a pattern for a afghan I came across several years ago. It is a cable and bobble pattern. This was my second project with cables but first one with the bobbles. It’s really easy once I got the hang of it. There are several tutorials out there to help. It looked a little complicated but it was easy once I actually worked it up. Here is a video tutorial for beginning bobbles. Here is a link for a tutorial on knitting cables for beginners.
I love my swing. I have come to enjoy knitting here as well as my back porch. I found this pattern on Ravelry. If you are not a member you are missing out. It’s free to join. This is my favorite site I go to first when I am searching for something. I usually find it there.
The pattern can be found HERE through ravelry. You can see suggestions of yarn used by others and their pictures. It is also a Red Heart pattern and it’s free. I do have plans to knit this up in a dark red color. I have other projects going on now; it will just have to wait.
I did come up with measurements for a baby size afghan. I had several other knitters to help me on this. I went to a knitting facebook page and we came up with the cast on numbers. I cannot remember the finished size. I believe it was around 35 inches. I made it square but it can be any size.
I used Knitpicks yarn for this. I love this yarn. I wanted something that can be machine washed and dried. Also, it is very soft. It has a lot of textures going on for any baby. The yarn I decided on is the Brava Worsted in alfalfa green. The cast on stitches for this baby size is 148 and follow the pattern as usual in the link above.