A few months ago I started cleaning out a storage shed that my parents had. I came across a crocheted piece that my Grandmother had done for her daughter, my Mom. It is an afghan that has pretty much only "words" on it. First I don't crochet. But my daughter and son-in-law will soon be celebrating their silver wedding anniversary and something like this would be perfect for them. My original idea was to knit them an afghan in their wedding colors. Does anyone one know how/if I can recreate this as a knitted afghan? I have started using graph paper to copy the pattern. My thought is one square per stitch (using stockinette stitch) and then where the letters/words are doing something like a popcorn stitch. Any advice, or what am I not taking into consideration here. I know this is going to take time, but truly so worth it. I would give them the original but it isn't quite fitting for an anniversary as I need to change a bit of the wording. Thanks for the help.
Picture/s? Sounds like a cute idea.
Unless you are lucky. I was lucky. Once. I remember it fondly.
Sounds like a lovely idea and would probably be very appreciated.
Would the original afghan be suitable as a gift, if it was cleaned/restored? The actual keepsake from her great grandmother would mean a lot more.
Picture might be helpful so you can get better advice.
KPers to the rescue once again! All genius ideas and helpful suggestions/hints.
Can you post a picture of the original afghan? Perhaps it can be cleaned and/or restored.
If it were me I would love to have the original. To have something my great grandmother made for my grandmother couldn't be a better gift. To me that would be the best gift I could ever receive.
As previously stated I would gift the original piece as it is already a keepsake.
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Be sure to use "knit graph paper" since knit stitches are more rectangular than square. Knit graph can be downloaded free ... Just Google for "knit graph" so your "squares" are in fact rectangles.
Perhapse your popcorn stitch for the letters would be too much in texture. Working with stockinette (don't forget a non rolling border of at least 6 stitches on sides and 6 rows on both ends) as base, perhapse reverse stockinette for the letters might be a better choice.