Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Gifting and we have a treat for you! This week, our freebie is probably our most popular pattern ever. If you haven’t got your copy yet, now is the time to get the Hue Shift Afghan!
It’s easy to see why this pattern is so popular – it’s beautiful way to play with color and the mitered squares are very addicting to knit. Since it uses Brava Sport, there are endless combinations of colors. We’ve included three additional colorways with this pattern – such as the pretty Soft colorway shown below.
All of use here absolutely love this pattern – I made my own version of it last year in fact!
I decided to knit mine in Mighty Stitch Worsted instead so it’s a bit bigger (it’s about a 60″ square, while the original is a 50″ square) and used a bit more yarn (about skein and half of each color, plus 3 for the border). I used colors similar to the original rainbow version and I just love how it turned out. The squares are so much fun to knit – garter and stripes are my favorite! If you’ve never done mitered squares, we have a great little tutorial to get you started. And best of all – there is very little seaming (my nemesis), as you are creating four panels of twenty five squares where, as you finish one square, you are picking up stitches for the next. Then four panels are then seamed together and the border is picked up. You’ll be finished in no time!
I can’t recommend this pattern enough. Be sure to download your version quick as it’ll only be free for one week only!