American Beauty Rose

CLABBERS's picture

I am looking to find the American Beauty Rose pattern for afghans. Does anyone know what it is? I found it online in Ravelry and it references the book The Ultimate Book of Afghans, but I was wondering if that particular pattern can be acquired without buying the entire book. If not, then I'll probably spring for the book. Thanks.

Mark

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JDM511's picture

Try this on

Try this on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-All-Time-Favorite-Afghans-Knit-Crochet-Pattern-NEW-/320814375761

J

CLABBERS's picture

Hi J, Thanks for the eBay

Hi J,
Thanks for the eBay link. I have never purchased anything from eBay. I may just give it a try.

Mark

MMario's picture

Multiple of 13 stitches plus

Multiple of 13 stitches plus 8
Start with a band of garter stitches - for balance it would be 10 rows.
End Ditto

Row A)
k5;* (O, k4, s2kp, k4, O, k2) repeat from * until 3 stitches left, k3
Row B)
k5, purl until 5 stitches left, k5

Vary colour in a pleasing manner.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks for the pattern! Quick

Thanks for the pattern!
Quick question: Are the 10 rows of garter stitches part of the 13 stitches plus 8 or is it in addition to that? I see in the pattern that they are split 5 on either side. Is that correct? It is such a simple pattern, I feel a bit dense in not fully understanding it.
Thanks again!

Mark

sundazzed's picture

Mark, Have you any idea as

Mark, Have you any idea as to a cir. needle size for this pattern? I plan to make this my next afghan project also...Bill

CLABBERS's picture

Hi Bill, I haven't gotten

Hi Bill,
I haven't gotten that far yet. When I made my other afghan I used size 10. I am thinking though, for this one, I may choose size 8 or 9. I don't know if I am going to use the bulky yarn or the worsted weight. If I use a #5 bulky weight, it will get done faster, but I'm thinking I want this one to have a tighter, more detailed look, which would use a #4 worsted weight yarn and the smaller needle. Once I get the yarn for it and then do the math, I'll know better. I just have to figure out who I am going to make it for. More and more of my friends are retiring and moving to warmer climates! I'll let you know when I get it all figured out.

Mark

sundazzed's picture

Thanks Mark ..I have made

Thanks Mark ..I have made many afghans and 8 or 9 30" circulars seem to be the most popular. It allows for stretching them and again retaining their shape. As usual the larger the needle the flimsier/stretchier the project, and for me I like a little more of a tighter knit afghan. You can always make it for yourself.

The 10 rows of garter stitch

The 10 rows of garter stitch are at the beginning of the afghan - a 'border' if you like. You knit these, then the pattern rows until it is long enough and then you knit another 10 rows of garter stitch to finish off. These rows. together with the garter stitches at each end of the rows 'frame' the afghan.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Hey Mark, have you searched

Hey Mark, have you searched online for the pattern? Some of the knitting pattern centrals amy have it listed. My first stop would be Knitting Pattern Central.com and see how that goes. You might also check with the local library for the Ultimate Book of Afghans to learn the pattern. Lots of luck with the search.

CLABBERS's picture

Hi Joe, Thanks for the

Hi Joe,
Thanks for the suggestion. I found some free patterns that seem to be similar so I am getting some good ideas from them as well. I my just put my thinking hat on ... a nice hand-knitted wool one, of course ... and meld some of the patterns together to make a new afghan pattern. I don't know if my thinking hat has that many brain cells in it, but I may give it a try.

Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You're welcome. I was

You're welcome. I was thinking of the pictoral rose afghans I've seen. Mmario's pattern looks nice and should make a great afghan. Lots of luck.