This pattern booklet is a collection of 35 squares, choose one or choose many, mix and match to make your afghan truly one of a kind.
Gauge and square measurements are given for dk and worsted weight yarn. If you find you are knitting a bit larger than the specified gauge, please be sure to allow extra yarn for your project.
Click here to go to our store to purchase a PDF of the Knit Michigan Afghan Pattern.
The story behind the afghan:
It took hundreds of hours and many dedicated volunteers to create this afghan.
When we started the afghan project, we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. In retrospect, we are now absolutely convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that GAUGE MATTERS!
These squares have been knit at least three times each.
Thanks to the gargantuan effort of automotive engineer by day and knitwear designer by night, Jae Koscierzynski, this project was nurtured. Jae tech edited, knit, created charts, reworked and knit some more. Elke Probst created even more charts, proofed all patterns and knitted them one more time in two weights of yarn. Finally, Dawn Snyder used her crocheting expertise to put them all together. Joan Sheridan and Peggy McGee did the layout and design and photo editing. The afghan “glamor” shots were taken by Scott Orser at Orser Studio in downtown Lake Orion. Scott also composed the cover photo for us. Chris Jeryan, provided proofreading services. A big shout out to Karin Skacel (skacelknitting.com) and Diana Harker (Skacel Rep) for their ongoing support of Knit Michigan and Skacel’s generous yarn donations for knitting the two afghans that were knit. And, finally, thanks to Berroco (berroco.com) for providing yarn for the final test knitting of the squares.
All this work happened after 31 creative knitters volunteered their time to design and knit an individual square. We are totally impressed with the effort and dedication of all our volunteers and hope you will appreciate and benefit from the countless hours that went into this project.