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100 Afghan Squares To Knit - Patterns And Instructions For Afghan Squares For Blankets And Throws

Updated on August 30, 2013

Knitting Sampler Afghans

Debbie Abrahams is a huge knitting designer. She has published many fabulous books. After reading many of her books, I think she really likes things that are square! This book has afghan squares that you can mix and match from the afghans they are shown into whatever pattern you desire. This is not a book to help you create an aran afghan!

The hundred square knitting patterns featured in this book are pumped full of beads and color. Abrahams shows how you can create different blankets by arranging the squares in different ways. I hope you are not expecting 100 unique squares, because some are only slight variations of others. For example, #2 is a flower. #3 is a flower with some beads on the petals. #4 is a flower with circles on the petals. #5-7 are also variations on this theme. These variations are helpful for creating a cohesive blanket with slightly less repetition, but I wish that these squares were all considered to be 2a, 2b, etc. I think that a better title would be 13 colorful afghans, and the 100 squares you need to complete them. You can mix and match these squares to your heart's content, and it always helps to see great examples of the finished product. I was just hoping for more variation for the next time I do a charity knit-a-thon.

The photographed blankets are stunning, but they were photographed in a stylistic way so you cannot see the entire picture. I also wonder what the back of these afghans look like. When I do stranded knitting, the back is not so pretty. I don't want you to think that I do not appreciate these designs. I like these afghans much more than I liked the cushions from the previous book. I would possibly even purchase lithograph or rock-a-bye-baby from a store. Abrahams has a supreme sense of color and distribution to make a blanket interesting without being overwhelming. And this book can also teach you how to knit with sequins!

I do not know what to expect when I read the sequel to this book (100 More Knit Squares), but I'll let you know once I've found out!

100 Afghan Squares To Knit - Patterns And Instructions For Afghan Squares For Blankets And Throws

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