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what size is a lapghan?
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Feb 4, 2012 08:29:19   #
Hello lovely people.
I am trying to make a lapghan for a friend's sister. The poor lady has just been told she now has cancer in her liver and lung. I want to make this up asap as I know that she may not have long once the sickness gets into the lung.

Anyway, I am using 3 colours of chunky yarn on 9mm needles and 91 sts (to accommodate the pattern) and it is 29ins wide. I will put a crochet edge to it as well, it might end up about 36ins wide. Will this be wide enough? How long should it be?

Thanks in advance for your advice !
Feb 4, 2012 08:47:06   #
jonibee (a regular here)
I believe it's to lay over your lap and extend down past your knees to keep the chill off..I would take a tape measure and place it on your lap and let it dangle down past your knees and grab it with one hand to see what the measurement is or use a bath towel to see where that ends and measure it. Perhaps you may want it to extend to her ankles..the choice is up to you...
Feb 4, 2012 08:52:06   #
I use Bev's size info page alot--very helpful!

Blanket sizes are near the bottom of the page.
Lapghan: 36" x 48"
Feb 4, 2012 08:55:51   #
thank you for a great idea ! :-)
Feb 4, 2012 08:56:57   #
galaxycraft wrote:
I use Bev's size info page alot--very helpful!

Blanket sizes are near the bottom of the page.
Lapghan: 36" x 48"

Thank you very much for this ! Perfect !
Feb 5, 2012 12:40:06   #
Grandmaknitstoo (a regular here)
I made mine 3ft by 5ft at the request of the cancer center where I donate them.
Feb 5, 2012 12:50:43   #
Grandmaknitstoo wrote:
I made mine 3ft by 5ft at the request of the cancer center where I donate them.

Yes, for cancer patients receiving treatment, that is a good size.
As they are more in a reclined/comfortable position, the afghan can cover them more.
Bless you for donating. :thumbup:
Feb 5, 2012 12:52:28   #
Nana5 (a regular here)
galaxycraft wrote:
I use Bev's size info page alot--very helpful!

Blanket sizes are near the bottom of the page.
Lapghan: 36" x 48"

Thanks for sharing......GREAT page, I know I will use it a lot! "Learn something new everyday" takes on a whole new meaning with this site. Awesome ladies with a lot of knowledge, so willing to share.
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