Afghaniac

snowflake afghan

38 posts in this topic

Someone here -- sorry I can't remember who -- posted such a great photo of her snowflake afghan that I was inspired to finally make one. I'd had the pattern as a WIM for several years, but sometimes a good photo is the trigger that gets a project going. This is the pattern: http://www.artoftangle.com/snowflake.htm, and I'm posting pictures of my completed project.

 

The edging, which looks like fluffy little snowballs was the nice surprise to me. It was so simple to make and so effective that I'm going to keep it in my file of borders to reuse.

 

For anyone inclined to make the pattern, I changed the layout of the hexagons so that the edges wouldn't be as "floppy," by placing them all in the shape of a large hexagon in this order from left strip to right strip: 4-5-6-7-6-5-4.

post-1473-135897590086_thumb.jpg

post-1473-13589759009_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is gorgeous! I love that afghan and have wanted to try it for a long time....may just be my next project now! Great job! :clap

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That is gorgeous! I love that afghan and have wanted to try it for a long time....may just be my next project now! Great job! :clap

 

Go for it! It is one of those projects that's so much more striking "in person."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that is sooo pretty...I'm gonna have to put that on my "to-do" list too!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This has been on my list for a long time!

Seeing yours makes me want to run to the yarn store!

 

Wonderful!! :cheer:flake:cheer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simply beautiful! I love the border. Although I've seen this pattern before, somehow I just never noticed the border.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your Snowflake Afghan is gorgeous! I love how you put it together. :cheer:cheer:cheer Work as beautiful as this, deserves 3 cheers! Great job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its beautiful. I to am one of those that have been eyeing the pattern for so long I think I even have it in kit form or I bought the yarn to do it and well sadly its still waiting to be made this may be the push or shove I need to get going on it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I, also, have this afghan in my WIM file. Yours is just gorgeous! Very nice job :clap Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've made this afghan (with red background for my niece) and I just love what you've done with it regarding the layout. It is a simple motif to make and I agree, it's so striking in person. Guess it's time to make another one! :lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful. I've admired that pattern for a long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your afghan is just beautiful. I like the way you changed the shape and wish I'd thought of it when I made mine.

 

I finished an afghan from this pattern earlier this year. (it took me several years to actually finish it, because I dislike sewing things together.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, that is gorgeous. I think I need to add that to my 'want to make' list!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your afghan turned out really well I love the colours. I downloaded this pattern a while ago but haven't had time to do it; think at some point this winter I will make time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Your afghan is just beautiful. I like the way you changed the shape and wish I'd thought of it when I made mine.

 

I finished an afghan from this pattern earlier this year. (it took me several years to actually finish it, because I dislike sewing things together.)

 

I'm pretty sure you're the one whose photo of your snowflake afghan inspired me to finally get around to making it. Like so many here, I had it on my WIM list for several years. Now I don't know who will be the recipient of it, but it was fun to make.

 

I don't mind sewing motifs together, because motif afghans are my favorite thing to make and I'm pretty used to it, but this one was a little harder because of the dark color. And, actually, I had quite a a lot of them sewed together before I decided to undo many of them and change the layout! Redoing sewing is even more odious than the sewing because I often forget which ends I started and ended.

 

Anyway, thank you for the inspiration!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now