Kaffe Fassett is one of the big names in crafting. If you’re a knitter or a quilter, you will most likely have come across his name on various occasions. He’s famous for wild, vibrant colour combinations and intricate patters. I went to see the exhibition ‘Kaffe Fasset- A Life in Colour’ at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London last year, and was just blown away by the creativity and skill on display. But while I greatly admire his work – actually wearing one of his pieces has always been out of the question. I’m more of a.. uh.. tonal, non-patterned kinda girl, you know?
Rowan Yarns have come up with a solution for all us knitters who for once in their lives would like to make a Kaffe piece, but would normally shy away from intricate colourwork, be it because they like to dress low key or for technical reasons.
The Kaffe Fassett Mystery Afghan is designed for a beginner knitter, but will undoubtedly still make a visual impact through the use of colour. The Afghan consists of 9 different motifs, each made 7 times, so a total of 63 squares + border.
You can download the free pattern from the Rowan Yarns website, and if you have questions or simply want to chat and look at other people’s progress, why not join the discussion on facebook or Ravelry?
I’m hoping that with Christmas crafting slowly kicking in I’ll still be able to finish the Afghan before the holidays, fingers crossed!
I’m planning to share my progress and some tips and tricks over the course of the next few weeks on the blog, including little schematics tables that I find incredibly helpful when knitting the squares.
Post a comment if you’re participating and let me know which version you’re making! xx