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Mosaic Chevron Blanket
Great pattern for Bernat Blanket Yarn, this afghan features a two color mosaic zigzag that’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
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This high contrast, op art blanket is designed by Melissa Dominguez to appeal to a baby’s developing vision, but we adults love it too! Two sizes.
Escher Cubic Chart
Although this is a chart, not a pattern per se, it can be adapted to a blanket.
Artful Afghan / Centerpiece Treasure Afghan
The unusual shape of this Lion Brand design is achieved by knitting in the round and increasing out from the center. Approximately 64 inches diameter.
Tumbling Blocks Afghan Throw
Variations listed at Ravelry for fewer colors or larger blocks.
Festive Star Afghan
Approx 70 ins [178 cm] diameter.
Graphic Gridwork Afghan
This design from Yarnspirations includes a matching pillow pattern. Approx 47″ x 56″ [119.5 x 142 cm].
Mitres in Motion Throw or Shawl
Simple decreases create the squares. The patchwork technique of adding squares as you go is done by picking up stitches along one side of the square to begin the next one. Each Square: 71/4inches x 71/4inches. Finished Dimensions of Shawl/Throw: 60inches x 30 inches.
Necks Best Thing Afghan
This graphic blanket from Michaels with a southwest touch knits up fast in Thick n Quick yarn. About 42″ x 52″ (106.5cm x 162.5cm)
Escher Seahorse Afghan
Cascading Colors Mitered Blanket
Squares on a Roll
Another fantastic design by Frankie Brown. Stocking stitch rolls add another dimension to these simple squares knitted in the round giving an exciting tactile fabric that is thick and warm.
Southwestern Geometric Blanket
Approx 48″ x 60″ [122 x 152 cm].
Easy as Pie Blanket
Mathematics and knitting come together in this design by OneHandKnits. Garter stitch short-rows are used to to form a full ‘pie’ of rainbow slices and again to ‘square the circle’.
Go Graphic (Geometric Baby Afghan)
This baby blanket design by Lion Brand is made of 12 squares. Size 30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm)
A New Angle
3D illustion for an afghan blanket or wall hanging.
Curve of Pursuit
It may look complicated but, if you can knit garter stitch, you can make this.
This afghan is based on a design sent to woollythoughts by the famous Oxford mathematican Sir Roger Penrose and is named in his honor.
This is design is much easier than it looks. It is worked in one piece, using one colour at a time and with a maximum of around one hundred stitches on the needles. There is a tiny amount of stitching to be done.
Fibo-optic Afghan / Wall Hanging
Fibo-optic uses the Fibonacci Sequence in two directions, in each of the three dimensions, to give the illusion of a large flying cube. This design by woollythoughts is nowhere near as complicated to make as you may think. If you can knit garter stitch, you can do it.
Optical illusion blanket knit with illusion knitting. There are never more than 20 stitches on the needles at any time. Most of the joining is done as you go but there are a few small seams left to be stitched.
Optical Illusion Afghan Graph Chart
I can’t find a picture of the finished afghan but it looks like it would be spectacular. The designer states that the actual graph size is 150×200. If you would prefer different stitch/row dimensions, let the designer know.