Diagonal Granny Square Throw

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Last year before I moved into my current house, I set out to make an afghan for our new living room.  I wanted something neutral as our furniture was grey, and I found this beautiful blanket pattern by Lion Brand called the Celtic Afghan.  

I thought it was so beautiful and unlike anything I had ever made before.  I tried and tried with this blanket, but I just couldn’t pick up the pattern.  It needs to be done very precisely so that all of the cables line up properly and all of the knots end up in the right places.  Given more patience and determination I could have done it I’m sure, but there I was a year later only one skein into the project and I gave up.  I went on the hunt for a pattern I could use the same yarn for which led me to this pattern for the Diagonal Granny Afghan.  I wanted something with a lot of texture since it was going to be all one color, which is what drew me to the Celtic Afghan in the first place.  I was just as happy with this blanket and even happier when it all came together so nicely.

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I used about 11 skeins of Vanna’s Choice in the color Linen, which is a beautiful creamy grey.  It’s one of my favorite ones in the line.

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The blanket is made up of 111 squares and 16 half squares.  I also loved working on this project because I got to use one of my Furls Hooks which made the stitches so even and smooth.  I’ll use those hooks any chance I get!

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This blanket is perfect for any time of the year.  It’s not too heavy so it’s nice for the spring and summer months.  Needless to say this is easily my new favorite blanket in the house!  Oh and my kitty loves it too. 🙂

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Check out more of the afghans and blankets I’ve made here.

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