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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

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Friday Night Knitting Club Square Pattern

The Friday Night Knitting Club square by Tuppence

Design inspired by The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

In the story, the central character lovingly calls her daughter 'muffingirl', presumably because she likes to bake muffins and other goodies and does so throughout the story. So I decided that this square would have a muffin to remind me of this book.

Size: Approximately 8 x 8 inches

Materials used:

Red Heart Super Saver yarn (or any worsted-weight yarn) in Fuchsia (color A), Turqua (color B) and Cornmeal (color C)

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

Yarn needle

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

This square is knitted with Fuchsia in stockinette stitch for the background, Turqua in 1/1 ribbing for the muffin cup and Cornmeal in seed stitch for the muffin top.

Cast on 34 stitches with A. (Even-numbered rows are the right side.)

Rows 1-4: With A knit.

Row 5: With A knit 2, purl 12, drop A, attach B and purl 5 with B, attach new thread of A and with A purl 2, pass B thread over A thread (in preparation for next row), then with A purl 11, knit 2.

(Note when looking at the right side of work before beginning row 6, counting from left to right, there will be 14 stitches A, 5 stitches B and 15 stitches A on the needle. Dropped yarn and yarn changes are always kept on the wrong side of the work.)

Row 6: With A knit 13, drop A over B, pick up B and knit 3, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3, drop B over A, pick up A and knit 2, pass B over A and then with A knit 10.

Row 7: With A knit 2, purl 8, drop A over B, pick up B and purl 3, (knit 1, purl 1) three times, knit 1, purl 3, drop B over A, pick up A and purl 9, knit 2.

Row 8: With A knit 11, drop A over B, pick up B and (knit 1, purl 1) six times, knit 1, drop B over A, pick up A and knit 1, pass B over A and then with A knit 9.

Row 9: With A knit 2, purl 7, drop A over B, pick up B and purl 2, (knit 1, purl 1) five times, knit 1, purl 2, drop B over A, pick up A and purl 8, knit 2.

Row 10: With A knit 10, drop A over B, pick up B and (purl 1, knit 1) seven times, purl 1, drop B over A, pick up A and knit 9.

Row 11: With A knit 2, purl 7, drop A over B, pick up B and (knit 1, purl 1) seven times, knit 1, drop B over A, pick up A and purl 8, knit 2.

Row 12: With A knit 10, drop A over B, pick up B and (purl 1, knit 1) seven times, purl 1, drop B over A, pick up A and knit 1, pass B over A and then with A knit 8.

Row 13: With A knit 2, purl 6, drop A over B, pick up B and (purl 1, knit 1) eight times, purl 1, drop B over A, pick up A and purl 7, knit 2.

Rows 14, 16 and 18: With A knit 9, drop A over B, pick up B and (knit 1, purl 1) eight times, knit 1, drop B over A, pick up A and knit 8.

Row 15, 17 and 19: With A knit 2, purl 6, drop A over B, pick up B and (purl 1, knit 1) eight times, purl 1, drop B over A, pick up A and purl 7, knit 2.

Row 20: With A knit 9, drop A over B, pick up B and (knit 1, purl 1) two times, drop B, attach C and (knit 1, purl 1) four times, knit 1, drop C, attach new thread of B and purl 1, knit 1, drop C over B, pick up B and purl 1, knit 1, drop B over A, pick up A and knit 8.

Row 21: With A knit 2, purl 6, drop A over B, pick up B and purl 1, knit 1, fasten off B, pick up C and purl 1, knit 2, (purl 1, knit 1) three times, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, drop C over B, pick up B and knit 1, purl 1, fasten off B, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 7, knit 2.

Row 22: With A knit 9, drop A over C, pick up C and (knit 1, purl 1) eight times, knit 1, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 8.

Row 23: With A knit 2, purl 6, drop A over C, pick up C and (knit 1, purl 1) eight times, knit 1, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 2, pass C over A and then with A purl 5, knit 2.

Row 24: With A knit 7, drop A over C, pick up C and knit 3, (purl 1, knit 1) seven times, purl 1, knit 3, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 1, pass C over A and then with A knit 5.

Row 25: With A knit 2, purl 3, drop A over C, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) eleven times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 4, knit 2.

Row 26: With A knit 6, drop A over C, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) eleven times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 1, pass C over A and then with A knit 4.

Row 27: With A knit 2, purl 2, drop A over C, pick up C and purl 2, (knit 1, purl 1) ten times, knit 1, purl 2, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 3, knit 2.

Rows 28 and 30: With A knit 5, drop A over C, pick up C and (knit 1, purl 1) twelve times, knit 1, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 4.

Rows 29 and 31: With A knit 2, purl 2, drop A over C, pick up C and (knit 1, purl 1) twelve times, knit 1, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 3, knit 2.

Rows 32 and 34: With A knit 6, drop A over C, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) eleven times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 5.

Row 33: With A knit 2, purl 3, drop A over C, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) eleven times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 4, knit 2.

Row 34: With A knit 6, drop A over C, pick up C and purl 1, pass A over C and then with C (knit 1, purl 1) eleven times, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 5.

Row 35: With A knit 2, purl 5, drop A over C, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) ten times, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 5, knit 2.

Row 36: With A knit 7, drop A over C, pick up C and knit 1, pass A over C and then with C (purl 1, knit 1) nine times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 7.

Row 37: With A knit 2, purl 7, drop A over C, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) eight times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 6, knit 2.

Row 38: With A knit 8, drop A over C, pick up C and purl 1, knit 1, pass C over A and then with C (purl 1, knit 1) seven times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and knit 9.

Row 39: With A knit 2, purl 9, drop A over C, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) six times, purl 1, drop C over A, pick up A and purl 8, knit 2.

Row 40: With A knit 12, fasten off this thread of A, pick up C and (purl 1, knit 1) four times, purl 1, fasten off C, pick up A and knit 13.

Row 41: With A knit 2, purl 30, knit 2.

Rows 42-45: With A knit across.

Row 46: Bind off as if to knit.

Weave in all yarn ends.

(Knitting this square up was a lot easier for me than writing up the pattern, so please let me know if you discover any errors in the pattern so I can correct them.)

2 comments:

knitphomaniac said...

hey, I love this :D I'll be adding it to ravelry's Read~Knit~Cook group as a *love* project! Awesome job!

Tuppence said...

I'm so happy you like it--it was upon joining the Read~Knit~Cook group that I was prompted to read the book!

 

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