Posts Tagged ‘Religious Gift’

Passap Nativity Afghan


Nativity Scene

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You won’t believe how I came to knitting this pattern. A magazine came in the mail and this picture was in it. I usually scan them and work from there with three programs. I had my camera handy and decided to take a close up picture of it. I did that and then I opened my picture manager and cropped it so I had just the picture. I opened it in win/crea and the size came out 178 stitches  by 230 rows!!! The only thing I had to do was make sure the borders came out even. I had nine stitches in navy on each side but when I did up a swatch the sides looked a little wider than the bottom so I changed a navy column to light taupe. I also had to correct some of the stars and that was it. I love how his staff goes into the side border. Oh, I also took it into win crea to reduce  colors but when it went to two colors, the pattern was lost. I took it into DAK and used four colors. One color was black and two were light pink and one was white. So I changed the light pinks to white and this is what I came up with. I wasn’t going to make afghans but I just had to knit this up. I used a dark navy and a light taupe. This was the easiest conversion to a knitting pattern that I have ever done. I am going to try to do this with a photo and see what happens. I used technique 187 .

Here is my drop box link for the pattern also. Please try this first.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0ozm24qiq3pkv48/YCtxnJ57MY

If you have trouble email me at jccc7061@oh.rr.com. It is too hard to attach files out of wordpress.

“The Last Supper” Afghan


I just finished this four color afghan today using my Passap E 6000 . I made this from a graphic from Dover Publications that I get weekly. I worked on the pattern for ages until I liked what I had. But, in making it smaller I did not want to cut off the floor or the fixture hanging from ceiling with fire burning in it. The best conversion was Journal Six with stippling. Then I moved it to DAK and changed the colors since I did not think it would look really good in the shades of grey. From there I copied it into Adobe Photoshop and saved it as a bmp file in win/crea.(I did all of this because I have to learn to download from Journal Six and have not had the time) The colors are Light tan, Medium tan, cream and taupe.  The dimensions are 36 inches by 59 inches. It weighs One pound and five ounces. I like the back design on the four color afghans.(shown below)

This is for sale in my Etsy shop      http://www.etsy.com/listing/70347238/the-last-supper-afghan