Sunday, July 08, 2007

Fringe Benefits

My first-ever large blanket-sized project, the Hex Afghan, is complete!

I knuckled down his weekend to get this finished. I knew that working the fringe was a step that I could quite easily postpone indefinitely, so I made myself sit down and just do it. As mentioned in earlier posts, I'm not entirely sure this fringe is structurally stable, but there is small chance that little fingers will worry the edges, so I'm trying not to worry too much myself.

The edges are not as fuzzy as they are in the pictures of the original pattern, but the book called for knitting this in an alpaca blend that I didn't think would be very easy to care for. I was shooting for something a little more carefree, hence the superwash. This choice meant that the fringe was a little flat, but I'm glad I attempted it anyway -- it's a nice touch. And, if it ever gets too wonky, it can always be removed.

This was a fun project. Another one in which the 'stages' were uneven. Knitting the thing itself only took a few weeks. Doing the fringe took several more.

I'm pleased. The title is apt, I think -- it's composed of little hexagons and it is rather bewitching.


  1. Wow, that's gorgeous!!!! You did an excellent job!!

  2. Steven, it's gorgeous and I don't think fringe needs to be "structurally stable", it's pretty much just decorative. But some things really need fringe and that's a great one. Nice work!

  3. came out great. I love it!!