Posts Tagged ‘Lydia’s Afghans’

Passap E6000 Lydias Afghans Series 4


 

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I made another afghan because I have yarn that is multiplying as I type this. This is another one of Lydia’s pattern and I did not have pusher issues that I can see. It leads me to believe my previous problems with the afghan were the file. I love this design but the afghan was only 924 rows so it can only be used as a lap afghan or a chair back cover. I decided to make a pillow using one section of the pattern . I had the pillow form and put it on the afghan to figure what size I wanted it. Then I went into the program and copied and pasted into a new file just for the pillow. The pillow form was 16 by 16 and the size came out perfect . When I finished both squares(I knitted the same pattern for the back so it is reversible) I then placed wrong sides together and crocheted through both sides around the pillow. Before  closing the fourth side, I inserted the pillow.  The crocheting around the pillow took longer than it did to knit the two pieces. haha

I think the prettiest thing about the pattern is the color that I used for the leaves. It looks tan but it is a very very light color of olive green. The finished size is only 34 inches wide by 44 inches long.

Passap Afghan Another Lydia’s Afghans Series 2


Lydia's Afghans Series 2

Lydia’s Afghans Series 2

These are the colors in their trailer

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I decided to make a small afghan for my sister’s vacation trailer. She said they often sit outside with lap blankets or wrap them around themselves in front of the fire. Well , this is definitely a lap blanket. The pattern called for 954 rows. I tried to match the colors in their trailer. I used a wedge wood blue, taupe and cream. I think it will be okay. This is a three color afghan from Lydias Series 2 afghans. I think a border would have been nice on this since the pattern is cut in half on the sides. I was going to make the main color taupe but when I checked the taupe yarn it seemed a little thinner than the others. I am glad I changed to cream as the main color. The blue is not a 2/24. It is Kitty by Tamm and boy is it nice on the passap. I used one strand.

Passap Afghan-Another of Lydias Afghans Series 1


Lydia's Afghan Series 1

Lydia’s Afghan Series 1

I made another afghan from Lydia’s Afghans Series 1. This is a housewarming gift for my niece and nephew. They retired to Alabama. They have a brown leather couch and beige walls. When I downloaded the pattern I wrote down the color for the masts. Well, I put the wrong color in mast two and that is what you see to the right. It is a little darker than the picture and while it was pretty , it was too dark. So I dropped it from the machine and knitted it with brown, tan and bone color. I would have loved to add another color to add “pop” but don’t know her accents. I made this afghan to the specified size and it is 36 inches wide by 72 inches long.

My passap is behaving so well and making no mistakes so I am off to do another for my sister and brother in law for their vacation trailer.

Passap Afghan Lydia’s Afghan Series 1


Lydia's Afghan

Lydia’s Afghan

When I picked up that Passap machine for my friend S2, there were several patterns and books. Two of the patterns were Lydia’s Afghan Series 1 and 2. What surprised me is the floppy disk was with them. So I put the disk in my computer and I was able to get the files into win/crea. A couple of things happened. The directions are for Creation Six . It said that the afghan was 1344 rows. Now I am on 560 and there are four roses on the blanket which is what the pattern was . So I figured it just started repeating. Yep, but when I looked at the directions it was telling you in creation six to load the pattern B. I think it is sort of like using the reader sheets. So I ignored all that and knitted till I finished one more rose . Then I knitted four rows plain and bound off. The colors are moss and cranberry. The technique was 187 and I used two strands of 2/24. I used a tension of 5.. on both locks.

I did the racking cast on and then followed her cast off and I like it. In her directions she says when you are finished, cor, locks at N/N knit one row to the left. Change tension to 7 on both locks and knit one row to the right. I then took off on waste yarn knitting circular. She has you just keep knitting N/N with waste yarn and then steam last eight rows of waste yarn and the first two rows of the afghan and remove waste yarn and latch one stitch through the next. It was easier taking it off circular and then sitting and latching one stitch through the next.

I will be knitting more afghans in the series . This is not doing my rib any good! lol