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Knitted Double Wedding Ring Afghan
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Feb 20, 2011 20:53:46   #
Pittsburgh Lou
Hello Everyone,
My name is Mary Lou and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA, home of the mighty Steelers. I have two children in their thirties who both decided to get married this year, five months apart!
My Mother made me the tradional double wedding ring quilt many years ago and I would like to knit one. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a pattern for a knitted one. I have seen them in crochet, but I would prefer to knit one.
I would appreciate any help. Thank You.
Feb 20, 2011 21:53:41   #
Welcome to the forum :)
Feb 21, 2011 07:36:27   #
Hi Lu,
Feb 21, 2011 07:41:14   #
Hi Lu,
The knitted double wedding ring was first published in Interweave Knits the 2002 summer edition credited to Sharon O'Brien, It is still available from the interweave site as a down load for $6.00. Hope this helps. It sounds like a lot of work but is beautiful. Good luck and happy knitting. :)Kaju
Feb 21, 2011 08:28:20   #
Pittsburgh Lou
Hi Kaju,
Thank you very much. I'll check it out.
Feb 21, 2011 09:30:48   #
welcome ! my son-in-law is a real steeler's fan !! just made a hat for my grandson in steeler colors.....
Feb 21, 2011 22:25:57   #
Well I am a die heart STEELERS fan from Va/SC....I am enjoying this site. I am very new to it and love the posts and being able to comment or get advice about knitting and crocheting.
Apr 5, 2011 05:14:00   #
HI lou,
I am also from outside of Pittsburgh and a huge steeler fan!
I am looking for a double wedding ring tablecloth made in crochet with thread. I hope you find the pattern you are looking for.
Apr 5, 2011 12:54:23   #
welcome yeah Steeler's we are big fans also.

Mary from NC
Jun 4, 2011 01:03:11   #
LindaH (a regular here)
If you have not found this yet, here is the link to the quilt pattern on Interweave Knits.. And the link to the eBay auction for the CD of all 4 issues in 2002.

The CD link:

There are only 2 more of the CDs available. They cost $19.99 for the whole year of magazines. I ordered one of these and one from 2009. The seller sent brand new, shrink wrapped product. I was quite pleased.
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