Maggie's Ripple Afghan
is a beautiful knitted 'Feather and Fan' afghan, one fashioned after the
afghans my Aunt
Maggie use to make.
can easily be knitted in lovely Spring Pastels as Easter-time always reminds me of
my Aunt Maggie. Of course, you can always make it in any colors you love for any time of year you love!
finished afghan for adults is approximately 45 1/2" x 56" (Baby
afghan is about 36" across)
need about 1300 yds for baby, 1800 yds for child's blanket, and 2500 yds yarn for adult blanket. Pattern repeat is 18 sts (+ 2 for the knit 1 at each end)
10.5 knitting needles. Circular ones work well..
rows = 4 inches YO= yarn over tog=together
Cast on 110 sts
for infant blanket, 146 sts
for child's blanket (182 sts for adult blanket) Row 1: (This will
be your right side.) Knit Row 2: Purl Row 3: K 1, *[k2
tog] 3 times, [yo, k1] 6 times, [k2 tog]
3 times, repeat from
* to last stitch, k1. Row 4: Knit Repeat rows 1 through 4 until work measures approximately 36", 40", (56") or
desired length from beginning. End with 'Row 4'. Bind off.
BORDERED FEATHER AND FAN AFGHAN
Using WW yarn (I use Caron Simply Soft)
size 8 needles, cast on 120 stitches. Pattern repeat is 18
First row of BORDER: Knit
6, place marker; knit 18 and place marker;
knit 18 and place marker; knit 18 and place marker; knit 18 and place
knit 18 and place marker; knit 6.
Do garter stitch border for a distance of about 1-1/4 inches (which
make the bottom border equal to the side borders). When border is
desired length, start pattern:
ROW 1: Purl
ROW 2: Knit 6; *k2 together 3 times; (k1, yo) 6 times; k2
3 times. Repeat from * to last marker. K6.
ROW 3: Knit.
ROW 4: Knit.
as above 'til the length almost equals the width (allowing 1-1/4 inches
for the top border). When you have completed pattern on row 4,
start your garter stitch border and continue til blanket is just about
square and top border is as many rows as bottom border.