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2012 in Blogging

Before the New Year comes in where I’m at, I’d like to share WordPress’ annual report about my blogging.  Many thanks to my readers for viewing my blog 26,000 times in 2012 which, if each were a film, there would be enough to “power 6 Film Festivals.”  These originated from the United States with Canada and the United Kingdom not far behind.  Below were the top five posts that got the most views:

1.  Madalyn Rae Baby Afghan and a Free Pattern

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2.  Special Olympics Scarf and a Free Pattern

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3.  Cool Weather Knitting: Watch Cap (free pattern)

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Thick and Quick Hat with Folded Brim

 

4.  Knitting Goes High Tech with Nike Flyknit

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5.  Paris Beret and a Free* Pattern Offer

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Madalyn Rae Baby Afghan Pattern

My friends, Mandy and John, are expecting their first child– a baby girl to be named Madalyn Rae who was scheduled to arrive on Feb. 17, 2012.  Her appearance, while still forthcoming, gives me the perfect opportunity to knit this five-color baby afghan for her.  Its vintage chevron design is all the rave and pleasing enough for new parents and new parents-to-be with discriminating taste.  Notes for a baby boy’s afghan are included.

 

Madalyn Rae Baby Afghan* (Click on link for PDF Copy of patte

*Sorry, pattern is no longer available at this site.  You may purchase this pattern at Craftsy.com for $1.99 USD.

DIFFICULTY  Beginner to Advanced

YARN  Loops and Threads Impeccable in Forest (A): 298 yds, Butterscotch (B): 54 yds, Lavender (C): 221 yds, Pumpkin (D): 114 yds, Soft Rose (E): 298 yds, or any worsted weight yarn.

GAUGE  18.5 sts and 17 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on US 10.

NEEDLES  US 10 (6mm)- 29-inch (74cm) or longer  Circular Needle; Or any size to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS  Row counter (optional),  tapestry needle.

FINISHED SIZE  Approximately 33” x 45” (84 cm x 114 cm).

PATTERN NOTES:
For a baby boy’s afghan, replace colors C with Chocolate and E with Aqua.  Blanket may be shortened or lengthened by changing the sequence repeats.

 

blco or Backward Loop Cast On

 

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