12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Hue Shift Afghan Pattern!

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!

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

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.

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

All of use here absolutely love this pattern – I made my own version of it last year in fact!

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

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!

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

I can’t recommend this pattern enough. Be sure to download your version quick as it’ll only be free for one week only!

Handy Links!
Hue Shift Afghan – Free until Oct 31
Brava Sport
Mighty Stitch Worsted

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6 comments

  1. Katherine / October 25, 2016

    What size needles did you use with the Mighty Stitch?

    • admin / October 26, 2016

      Hi Katherine – I actually used Size 5, like in the pattern. I am a loose knitter and I liked the fabric it created. 🙂 – Stacey

  2. shoshana / October 25, 2016

    thank you so much for the free pattern, however i’ve tried to download it a few times,and somehow can’t find the download anywhere on my computer, what should i do?
    thanks, shoshana s5821140@gmail.com

    • admin / October 26, 2016

      Hi Shoshana – your internet browser should have “view recent downloads” – that’s where we would look!

  3. Christine / October 26, 2016

    Hi Stacey, I am a loose knitter too! Since you used the same needle size as requested in the pattern, did you have enough yarn with the pattern requirement?

    • admin / October 26, 2016

      Hi Christine – I used a skein & half of Mighty Stitch of each color for my version, so I did use more yarn. Hope that helps! – Stacey