Sunday, July 7, 2013

Harley Davidson Themed Afghan




Project info
Harley Davidson Themed Afghan
self designed, heavily modified
Knitting
Rob Baker
twin/couch throw
Needle and yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
5 skeins = 1820.0 yards (1664.2m)
Black
4 skeins = 1456.0 yards (1331.4m)
Orange
4 skeins = 1456.0 yards (1331.4m)
Gray
1 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8m)
White
Notes
Baker is my friend’s sir name. It could easily be made into Biker though. See Name Patterns below. ;)
Afghan rectangles measure 6x9.
For this pattern 46 rectangles + one 18x9 Harley Emblem required.
Texture Patterns from: 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Calendar.
Dates used: 
Black: 
March 6-Moss Stitch (10 rectangles) 
September 16-Andalusian Stitch (4 rectangles) 
October 21-Little Cable Fabric (2 rectangles) 
Orange: 
February 19-Ribbed Slip Stitch (4 rectangles) 
July 21-Hourglass Eyelets (4 rectangles) 
August 20-Woven Lattice Pattern (4 rectangles) 
Gray: 
July 3-Moss Rib (2 rectangles) 
July 6-Embossed Check Stitch (2 rectangles) 
September 22-Garter Stitch Ridges (2 rectangles) 
November 9-Simple Garter Stitch Lace (2 rectangles)
Harley Davidson Emblem Chart 
I found this after scouring the internet for a Harley chart. This is a free chart from Jessica Tromp. It can be found here: 
http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/knittingpatterns_breipatronen...
Flame Chart 
This was a self created chart. :) I couldn’t find any flame pattern online that I liked so I created my own. I will try to get the pattern for this up soon.
Name patterns 
These were altered for intarsia and to fit rectangle sized needed from Rhonda White’s alphabet patterns. 
http://www.knittingknonsense.com/ALPHA_TABLE.htm
Once all the rectangles are created, afghan is crocheted together with gray for the interior and black for the boarder.
This project from concept to gifting took me just about a year. I figure there is somewhere in the ballpark of 270 hours invested in this blanket.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is amazing, I've been looking for a knit pattern and this is just great - can you share the pattern?

Redhatchris said...

For a great chart for flames, check out bikerchicknits.com

Sara Oeffler said...

The following link does not work.
http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/knittingpatterns_breipatronen