Saturday, November 12, 2011
Popcorn Stitch Afghan
I couldn't wait to write a blog about the afghan I'm just about to finish. This is one I've been eyeing up for a long time but until lately never thought it was in the cards to make. That's mainly because it's done in all white and it's a popcorn stitch. I probably could have used another color but it just seemed appropriate to use the white. I made it for a full size bed which I only have one other one and that's the scrap afghan done in a diagonal stitch that we use on our bed. So I needed one for the cabin and started this one a couple months ago. Well, like I said, it's almost done. The last couple days I've been working on the fringe. No one around here seems to like fringe on afghans and my first thought was to do a different edging. But the fringe really completes it and besides, it's a unique way of doing it. To do this fringe you first sc across the row then coming back you sc in a stitch, chain 30, then slip st in the same stitch. It really looks nice. The chains are supposed to twist and at first, I was trying to twist them myself. I soon realized that I like it even if it isn't twisted. I will definitely do this version of fringe again. I will post a picture of it soon.