Afghans Traditional and Modern Author:Bonita Bray With 36 Afghans in full color, 36 color plates, 37 diagrams, 80 drawings. — If you can knit or crochet, you can turn out some of the most exquisite afghans ever, with the help of this exciting new book by the fashion editor of Spinnerin Yarn Co, Inc. Everbody loves afghans; they're comfortable, warm, and beautiful additions to almost any room in ... more »the house and this handsome volume spotlights not onlly the all-time favorites and classics, but also many modern and one-of-a kind designs.
The book begins with sections on how to knit, how to crochet, and how to work the basic afghan stitch, including the afghan stitch with worked-in patterns, various methods of fringing, and the cross-stitch on afghan stitch. Then it is divided into modern afghans, Irish fisherman afghans, special interest afghans, and traditional afghans.
Some of the lovely creations even a beginner can fashion are a bold Spanish-motif afghan, a striking Indian head afghan, and a whimsical butterfly afghan. Other afghans include a colorful red-and-white circle design, an adorable zoo motif, a clown, and a traditional granny square pattern. There are geometrics, snowflakes, alphabets, and a host of other patterns ranging from elegant to splashily modern.
So if you want to make fabulous gifts, superb hangins, terrific body warmers, AFGHANS: TRADITION AND MODERN will take you every step of the way with clear, concise instructions and helpful step-by-step photographs.« less