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Arizona, United States
I'm a work-at-home mom who enjoys the beautiful sunsets here in the high desert.

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For the free patterns for these afghan squares I designed for My Reading Afghan, click here.

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 1 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 1

Ravelry CAL Afghan 2 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 2

Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 3

Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 4

Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 5

Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 6

Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7ARavelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7B
Ravelry CAL Afghan 7

Ravelry CAL Afghan 8 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 8

Ravelry CAL Afghan Blocks:
Dream Catcher
Cross My Heart
Cygnus
Chocolate Delight
Flower Burst

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Handmaid's Tale Square Pattern


The Handmaid's Tale Square by Tuppence

Design inspired by The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The description of the design components (and what parts of the book inspired them) includes possible spoilers, so I won't include that description and explanation here. It is available in a post on the Ravelry Book Club group page on Ravelry:




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Size: Approximately 8" x 8"

Materials used--

Red Heart Super Saver yarn (or any worsted-weight yarn) in White, Burgundy, Black, Royal, Cherry Red, Paddy Green and Grey Heather

Size 8 knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Yarn needle

Gauge: 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4" x 4" in stockinette stitch

Cast on 34 stitches with White. (Odd-numbered rows are the right side.)

Knit 4 rows in garter stitch (knit each row).

Then commence chart, counting the stitches currently on needles as row 1 on chart. The chart is worked on the center 30 stitches in stockinette stitch, odd-numbers rows being the right side and even-numbered rows being the wrong side. The first 2 stitches and the last 2 stitches of every row (both right-side rows and wrong-side rows) are knitted in garter stitch and not included in the stockinette stitch chart. The chart is worked for 38 rows.

The stitches of rows 1 and 2 and the stitches of rows 37 and 38 of the chart are all White.

The Burgundy bricks are knitted in stockinette stitch at the same time along with the White, alternating colors along those rows as you knit.

The letters of the word 'FAITH' are embroidered in duplicate stitch after the knitted chart is completed. The stitches in rows 14 through 25 should be knit in stockinette stitch with White during the knitting phase and then the duplicate stitches in each color added later.

Once the knitting of the chart is completed, knit 4 more rows in garter stitch (knit each row) in White across all 34 stitches, binding off on the last row as if to knit.

After all knitting is completed, add duplicate stitches for the letters of the word 'FAITH' according to the chart. Weave in all ends.

38 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 38
37 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 37
36 WWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBW 36
35 WWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBW 35
34 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 34
33 WBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBW 33
32 WBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBW 32
31 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 31
30 WWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBW 30
29 WWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBW 29
28 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 28
27 WBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBW 27
26 WBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBW 26
25 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 25
24 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 24
23 WFFFFFWWWAWWWIIIWTTTTTWHWWWHWW 23
22 WFWWWWWWWAWWWWIWWWWTWWWHWWWHWW 22
21 WFWWWWWWAWAWWWIWWWWTWWWHWWWHWW 21
20 WFFFFFWWAWAWWWIWWWWTWWWHHHHHWW 20
19 WFWWWWWWAAAWWWIWWWWTWWWHWWWHWW 19
18 WFWWWWWAWWWAWWIWWWWTWWWHWWWHWW 18
17 WFWWWWWAWWWAWWIWWWWTWWWHWWWHWW 17
16 WFWWWWWAWWWAWIIIWWWTWWWHWWWHWW 16
15 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 15
14 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 14
13 WBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBW 13
12 WBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBW 12
11 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 11
10 WBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWW 10
09 WBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWW 09
08 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 08
07 WBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBW 07
06 WBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBW 06
05 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 05
04 WBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWW 04
03 WBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWBBBWW 03
02 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 02
01 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 01

Key:

W=White
B=Burgundy
F=Black
A=Royal
I=Cherry Red
T=Paddy Green
H=Grey Heather

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