This is the Christmas present that I gave to my Mother-in-Law this year. I just love this pattern, it’s so pretty. I’ve done three of these now, one for my Aunt Becky, one for my Sister for her wedding, and now one for Mom. The thing that makes this afghan is totally the edging. The first time I made this I had never done picots before. I initially found those pretty challenging, but now I’ve also made them with thread. I hate making them with thread, but I find making them with yarn to be much easier.
The pattern didn’t call for it, however I used cones of cotton yarn instead of worsted weight yarn. It gives this afghan a really great weight and looks very nice with the picots.
I’ve been trying to think of something really amazing that I could work up to enter in the CGOA contest at the conference in July. Looking at this I think it would be really neat to create similar pattern for a wrap or a shawl. I’ll keep you posted on that front.
Stitched in Love,
UPDATE: I had someone ask where they could get this pattern. It’s from a Leisure Arts pattern book: “Best of Terry Kimbrough Afghans.” The pattern name is “Timeless Lace.” I did not find the book on Amazon, but you can get it on the Leisure Art’s website for $12.50. There are 26 afghan patterns in this book and I have made several of them. Click on the picture for the link to the book on the Leisure Arts website.