Here's a really simple and relatively quick knitting project that I highly recommend! Plus it's a great confidence booster and you'll get lots of compliments when friends realize that you've actually whipped it up yourself. And even better, you can create something that really truly matches your decor.
As you can see from the photo, the fabric on my couch is gold/brown with taupe green leaves. To create a knit to match I choose four strands in different colors (gold, beige, light green, dark green) and knit them together (as if they were one strand) on large needles, size 13 US to be exact. This technique of knitting together a few strands of different colors is great, give it a try!
- 3 skeins color A, 3 skeins color B, 3 skeins color C, 3 skeins color D
- knitting needles suited to knitting four strands of your chosen yarn together
- First knit a small swatch to make sure you're happy with the results. And this swatch will help you plan how many stitches to cast on.
- Decide on the width of the afghan you'd like to make and cast on the number of stitches necessary to achieve this width. Make this calculation by measuring the swatch.
- Plain knitting tends to roll at the edges, so to avoid this I planned an all around border of garter stitch (knitting every row, no purl on alternate rows) which means knitting the first 6 rows in garter stitch and then the last four stitches on each end in garter stitch as well. Consult your swatch to figure out how to get an even border around, namely how many horizontal stitches match the width of 6 rows.