After I brought the mile-a-minute afghan that I was working on for a friend, it seemed that the knit and crochet ladies were interested in this kind of pattern. The book above is Mile-a-Minute Afghans by Leisure Arts, Inc.
While we don't have this book in our library, it can be requested through Evergreen Indiana. This book has 56 patterns for this technique. What I like most about it, is that you can make as many or as few strips as you want. One strip can make a scarf, three or four make a shawl, and anything above that makes an afghan up to one that can cover a king-sized bed.
They can be worked in one color, a couple of colors, or - my favorite - use variegated yarn somewhere in the pattern with a couple of complementary colors to set off the design.
This one is ten strips wide and covers a double bed. You can also adjust the length of the strips making this a very versatile technique.
Jackson County Public Library (Indiana) Knit and Crochet Groups!
Knit and Crochet Night group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6:30-8 pm in the Seymour Library Meeting Room.
Knitting beginners, bring size 7 or 8 needles and worsted weight yarn. Crochet beginners, bring size a J or K crochet hook and worsted weight yarn. More advanced knitters and crocheters, bring your current project. This is a very relaxed group.
Volunteers lead and teach--Georgiann Coons for both knitting and crocheting with many able assistants in the group. Thank you!
The address is 303 W. Second St., Seymour, IN 47274. Feel free to call 812-522-3412 ext. 1240 for more information. See more about the library and JCPL programs at http://www.myjclibrary.org/.