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Hue Shift Afghan

Includes yarn and pattern

4.313725 out of 5 stars
51 Reviews
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Category Knit
Difficulty Intermediate

The Hue Shift Afghan blends eleven colors of Brava Sport harmoniously in this unique and crafty mitered afghan. Knit in four larger pieces and then seamed together, each of the four sections begins at the corner and mitered squares are picked up and knit directly onto the existing work.
Finished Size: 50in Square

Rainbow kit includes: 2 black, 1 each of Orange, Caution, Canary, Tranquil, Alfalfa, Red, Rouge, Fairy Tale, Celestial, and Marina
Jewel kit includes: 2 black, 1 each of Dublin, Grass, Solstice Heather, Celestial, Marina, Eggplant, Wine, Fairy Tale, Red, and Rouge
Home Decor kit includes: 2 Solstice Heather, 1 each of Tranquil, Sky, Black, White, Cream, Dove Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Camel Heather, Sienna, Umber Heather
Baby kit includes: 2 Dove Heather, 1 each of Cornflower, Tranquil, Cotton Candy, Sky, Lady Slipper, Custard, Alfalfa, Seashell, White, Cream
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Hue Shift Afghan Pattern

Designer Kerin Dimeler- Laurence
Pattern Type Knit
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Yarn Lines Brava Sport Yarn
Yardage 3276
Needles/Hooks Suggested US 5 (3.75mm) straight or circular needles, plus 32" or longer circular needles for the border, or size to obtain gauge,
Fiber Type Acrylic & Blends
Weight Sport

What Other Shoppers Think
4.313725 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
Easy to read pattern, turns out beautifully, but I still ran out of yarn even though I used a smaller number of stitches. A friend previously had finished this pattern and had small balls leftover of some colors. I still had to order more yarn. It will all work out I suppose, my sister wants me to add rows to make it larger, it has just taken much longer to finish with the delay of ordering more yarn. But hey, it just means more for my stash! Overall I love this blanket and have plans to make another!

4 out of 5 stars
Love the pattern and the way these colours go together. I found the pattern and diagrams easy to follow. However, after reading the reviews about yarn shortages & knitting a gauge swatch, I still ran out of yarn.

Peg Billyard
4 out of 5 stars
I wish I had read the review warning about running out of yarn. She suggested a smaller needle, but the needle came with the pattern so I figured there would be enough. There wasn’t.

5 out of 5 stars
I bought a couple of these kits last year as a novice knitter, and when they arrived I was intimidated by the pattern so they went into storage. I was nervous about the amount of balls I have to work, but it's only 2 balls at a time, which is totally manageable. I just started the first one and it's going great!

5 out of 5 stars
I've made three of these afghan - 1 Baby, 1 Jewel, and 1 Rainbow. I had ample yarn for each of them. I made all three in one piece instead of four pieces - no seaming needed - no extra yarn used. I worked in each end as I knit using a stranding technique, so didn't need 'tails' long enough to thread a needle nor did I have the daunting task of working in so many ends when the knitting was completed. I love all three afghans and so do the recipients. It would be great to have an addendum for block size and yarn amounts for a baby/carriage size and for a twin bed size.

4 out of 5 stars
So. Y'all. I'm not mad at the finished project here, which is lovely (or close to finished; I haven't seamed it up and knit the border). I was skeptical when I first started the afghan that ir would look anything like the pictures (I bought the Jewel colorway) but when I lay the squares out together, they look gorgeous. However. The yarn amounts that come with the kit are nuts. I genuinely do not understand how they have run out in the way they have. For example, I am left with a surprisingly sizable chunk of color J, a wee small ball of color I, and I ran out of color H 3/4 of the way into its last square. Color A I ran out of in the second to last of its squares. I'm befuddled by the wild variation in the ways that each ostensibly uniform skein of yarn has been used up in this project.

2 out of 5 stars
I really loved the picture that is shown in the ad, however that does not represent the finished product. I have a solid color block in all the colors and that is not in the picture you are using to sell the kit. I, also, ran out of 3 colors and had to purchase more to finish. I still like the blanket but it is my opinion that this needs to be retested and the yarn adjusted as well as the picture needs to actually represent the pattern you are given. I would not recommend this pattern to others NOTE FROM KNIT PICKS: We are sorry for any confusion. The pattern makes the afghan shown. You cannot see the solid squares in the picture of the afghan on the bed due to the angle of the photograph. However, if you look at any of the colorways that show the full blanket, you can see the diagonal line of solid squares.

5 out of 5 stars
This is a really good pattern! It says intermediate level but it was great for me. I taught myself so I could knit one pattern for donation. I don't know much else than the very simplest of techniques (like I'm pretty sure I don't even know how to correctly cast on but whatever I am doing works and doesn't fall apart, so... success!) But I digress here. The point is, if you are a beginner and want to do your first big project, this is great. It is difficult enough to be interesting but easy enough to knit and mindlessly watch tv while you do it. It is worth every cent I spent on it!

5 out of 5 stars
I love the pattern, though I made small mods to make the vertical line really pop. No trouble with running out of yarn. I thought it would be bigger, and now I do want to make a bigger one for a queen size bed. It would also make a really cute baby blanket on a much smaller scale.

3 out of 5 stars
I like this pattern and the rainbow colors. Have been working on it off and on for a long time. I've had some issues with the yarn splitting easily. Now I'm nearing the end and am running out of some of the yarn coiors. I see some others have had the same problem. I don't think I'm knitting way off gauge. Maybe KnitPicks needs to rethink the quantity of yarn that goes with this pattern. it would also help if the colors in the pattern layout matched the yarn colors better, especially in the "Caution" and "Canary" range.

5 out of 5 stars
Im just finishing my 4th. on every one ran out of at least one color. KP was always kind enough to send one or two

5 out of 5 stars
I have just bought a second of these kits because I loved the first one so much! I took what others said about running out of yarn to heart and dropped down a needle size, and had enough yarn for the whole thing. Wonderfully easy pattern and the result is gorgeous! One or two of the skeins had lumps or weak spots in them, but overall very pleased with the quality of the yarn.

5 out of 5 stars
I love love this afghan! Making it was so much fun that I plan on making another with a different colour sequence. I too had issues with yarn quantity, especially with celestial and yellow. I sent a message to customer service and they sent me both the yarns to complete the job!! I am thrilled with everything KnitPicks Thank you!

5 out of 5 stars
I have just completed my 3rd blanket. 2 knitted and 1 crochet. I love this pattern so much, so easy to follow. Knits up quite fast. Beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars
I love this afghan but I am a crocheter and am trying to find the pattern & kit....can anyone send the link?

3 out of 5 stars
I love the pattern itself. It's a very easy pattern to follow and works up nicely. I am currently on the last section of my 2nd blanket and am growing increasingly frustrated. The first blanket was the rainbow pattern and turned out great. I had extra of every single color. The second one is the decor color set. I have now run out of four colors. I have gauged before both blankets, used the standard English cast on method for both, and had 2-2.5 inch tails. I am on my last two squares and have run out of my "F" color, which is the color that is supposed to be used to put the whole blanket together.

5 out of 5 stars
I'm currently working on my second hue shift afghan using this kit. I originally bought two kits since I had seen several review saying they had run out of yarn, and didn't want to have a long wait for more yarn to arrive if this happened. Despite being extra careful not to leave tails that were too long, I ran out of almost every color, however when I contacted KnitPicks to ask for a discount on replacement yarn so I could complete my second afghan they sent me all the wool I needed free of charge. Great customer service and the blankets look beautiful.

Cats rule fuzzy
4 out of 5 stars
It took a very short amount of time for this project to look amazing. It's fun to knit. Slipped a stitch at the beginning of each row for neatness. Can't wait to finish it but I'll have too... had to order more of a couple colours as I ran out... and the red had tons of knots and was fraying! Not usual knit picks quality. Was considering doing this one again in Wool of the Andes.

5 out of 5 stars
Loved making this, small blocks and manageable strips/quarter pieces make it easy and fun with the ever-changing colours. Weaving in ends as you go takes moments and saves a big chore. Had a small quantity of about half colours left, but purchased two of everything at the beginning (it’s cheap enough) since I’m a loose knitter, even with going down a needle size. Have bought another kit and can’t wait to get started! Great beginner’s project too, as easy to knit and memorise.

3 out of 5 stars
Haven't done this one yet but I would like to have the color list of the blue one please.

4 out of 5 stars
I am still working on this afghan for my son, I didma swatch and went down a needle size to meet gauge. It sure doesn't look like there will be sufficient Dublin or Rouge to finish, but i am still on block 5 so it is hard to say for sure. The stress of wondering is not fun, doesn't let me relax and just enjoy the process. Time will tell.

5 out of 5 stars
I made two of these afghans — one in baby colours and the second in the jewel hues. I found it a picky pattern, but had no trouble with yarn amounts. I had a small amount of each colour remaining.

5 out of 5 stars
Lovely pattern, easy to knit. I had four family members try to claim it before it was finished, so I guess I'll have to make another. Now that I have the pattern and the colors, I'll probably work up the next one in worsted rather than sport.

3 out of 5 stars
Since Knitpicks was bought out, I find the quality of the yarn has gone down. That being said the blanket is coming along nicely. I would like more yarn and better quality yarn. I am following someone's advice and using 47 stitches and a size 4 needle. I also found a Vogue pattern that is similar. It says slip the first stitch and pearl the last on each row. That brings the yarn, that you're carrying up one stitch in. It also gives a neater edge.

Katherine Murray
5 out of 5 stars
Do check your gauge; I had enough yarn but there wasn’t much left. Easy to knit the squares, easy to finish - you just weave in the ends as you finish each strip of squares. Rave reviews from everyone who has seen it. I will make more, maybe double the size for a bed cover. It’s ample for laying on the couch. Acrylic yarn is not what I usually use but it’s decent yarn and blankets need to be washable, so it’s fine for this purpose. You won’t regret this purchase. But DO check gauge!!

5 out of 5 stars
I loved this kit. I did the jewel colors, and I'm back to buy the decor color way. While I do not like acrylic for any other project, I am loving this. It is super soft and durable. I want it to last a long time.

5 out of 5 stars
I am just finishing the jewel tone version. I had just enough yarn but was worried after reading reviews of others who did run out. There are some very clever posts on Ravelry about alternate ways to pickup to knit the next square and working from the center out. I plan to start another one and will review that post. Saves from weaving in ends. I did knit with two colors and carried the alternate color up a row. I only had to weave in the ends at the end of each square, but even then that was the tedious part. Loved this pattern. easy to knit while watching tv after the first square!

Risé rhymes with Lisa
5 out of 5 stars
I have knit several of these. No problems of running out of yarn, just be sure to check and match the gauge. I used needles with nice points and had no problems with yarn splitting. I have several on order from customers!

5 out of 5 stars
Love, Love this pattern and project. So much fun, I made 5 of them!! 3 were gifts and the recipients loved them. Its not too hard but strongly suggest learn how to weave in or knit with two colors as that helped make it look nicer and go more smoothly/ Piecing it together was alot little tricky too but overall, I enjoyed making these and would make another if I had someone to give it to!

5 out of 5 stars
I have finished 2 of these now and it is quite possibly my favorite project ever. The colors and pattern are stunning and really fun to knit. For those of you running out of yarn, take the time to do a gauge check before you begin. All the instructions are there. (That is why they are included in almost every knitting pattern.) Not only did I have enough yarn to complete the project, but I also had a couple of yards of each color left over.

5 out of 5 stars
Great project going to be making another one very soon. The yarn is a great price so having to buy extra balls is not a waste as I will be making toddlar strides sweaters with leftovers. For sure recommend this project its a lot of fun and it feels so good..

Elinor Washington
5 out of 5 stars
I live in New Zealand and sent for the yarn. I do not usually knit acrylic but found this yarn great. I knit my Hue blanket on 3.5 needles and had a small , enough for 1 more square of each combined with another colour. I weighed and worked out it took about 6gms of each colour per square. Will probably send for 2x more kits of the different colour ranges

5 out of 5 stars
I also ran out of yarn; as another commenter said, don't leave long tails and you should have enough. Oddly enough, it was only one color; all the rest I had a fair-ish amount left...maybe to make a small 3x3 square. I just bought the extra skein.

4 out of 5 stars
Lovely afghan. My suggestions for dealing with the yarn problem are stick with the one ball but make each square smaller by casting on 47 stitches instead of the 49. This will make the afghan smaller overall but should give you enough to complete. Alternatively buy two balls and either make each square larger, I cast on 53 stitches, which makes the afghan larger overall and/or use the extra wool to knit a rainbow border in place of the single colour. Great to knit and much admired!

3 out of 5 stars
I love, love, love my rainbow Hue Shift Afghan, and I enjoyed knitting it. HOWEVER, I sure wish I'd read more Ravelry reviews and ordered a second ball of each color because I--and dozens others--ran out excruciatingly close to completion. Knitpicks Customer Service took care of me and sent additional yarn in all but one color. It took 3 years to beg, borrow, and ship scraps of the missing original yarn from other Rav members since Knitpicks changed suppliers and the replacement was significantly different than the original. Do yourself a favor and get extra yarn when you place your order; even if you're one of the lucky ones who doesn't run out, it's nice yarn for so many other projects.

Sandra davis
5 out of 5 stars
I knitted this afghan in the rainbow colours. My 95yr old mother claimedit, everyonevwhonenters her room in her sged care village comments on how beautiful it is. Re "running out of wool" i think a hint should be included on the pattern to use as little as possible when joining I judt made it with very little to spare A beautiful pattern!

charlotte osterman
1 out of 5 stars
You need to purchase two skeins of color "A." I ran out with a block and a half to go. The other yarns were sufficient but just barely.

Dances with wool
2 out of 5 stars
Not enough of some colours of yarn. Wish I had read the measurements before I ordered but 50" is not enough for an adult to snuggle in the winter to save heating costs which is the reason I knit afghans at all. This is only useable as a lap blanket or for a baby. I'm disappointed

tina christman
5 out of 5 stars
i am working on this but just for information one kit was not enough i am glad that i bought 2 kit.

5 out of 5 stars
I loved the process of knitting this afghan, while it was easy and soothing, I could knit while traveling or watching tv, but was never boring as the color changes kept urging me to just "one more square"! I did run out of a couple colors as other have said, but Knitpicks sent them to me quickly and didn't charge me so no complaints there. I would make it again. Everyone who sees it loves it, looks beautiful on my sofa.

4 out of 5 stars
I love this pattern and kit. I knit the Rainbow blanket for a Christmas kit. It worked up fairly fast. Easy pattern, the color changes kept it interesting enough that I wasn't bored out of my mind. Only downside, ran out of yarn working the last row of the last panel. Colors A-E.

Jenni Mellody
5 out of 5 stars
There is only one problem with this kit...I can't stop!! Just one more square! Loving this so much and very addictive. Looking forward to starting another one soon.

1 out of 5 stars
very poor quality wool, knots don't stay knotted and the wool splits really easily (I guess you get what you pay for) and the colours are not at all what it looks like in the picture. Pattern works ok, I have changed various techniques to make the corners better. I guess the whole thing will go to the animal shelter when finished.

Josephine Gigi
3 out of 5 stars
I am fairly new to knitting and find the pattern easy enough to follow. The problem I am having is with the yarn splitting on me and making it difficult to decipher where my actual stitch is. I was enamored with this afghan because it is so beautiful and after watching the YouTube video on how to do a mitered square I just had to try it. I'm only working on the first square and hoping that the rest of the yarn will be easier than the one I'm currently working with but I will never work with this yarn again. I am seriously considering returning the unused portion if they will give a refund.

April Adams
5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this pattern! I am currently knitting the Baby kit and it is beautiful! This yarn is easy to work with and the pattern knits up super fast! I actually just bought the yarn to make the rainbow kit too!!

Nancie Kremer
5 out of 5 stars
This is one of the most beautiful afghans I've seen. I chose the Decor colors and really love the effect. I would never have put these colors together but I'm glad someone did!!

5 out of 5 stars
Love this kit! I got the jewel tone and it is gorgeous. It knits up so nicely and the yarn is so soft!! When it's back in stock (hopefully soon!!) I'll be getting the rainbow kit. Love this kit!!

5 out of 5 stars
This pattern is fun and easy; because of the way it's seamed, until you get to the border rows, there's never too much blanket on your lap at one time. The colors (I did rainbow) are brilliant, saturated, and gorgeous. Most importantly, now that my blanket is more than 3 years old, the yarn has held up beautifully. We use it hard (everyone fights for it on cool evenings) and it's washed regularly - very minimal pilling, the woven ends stay in place, and the colors stay vibrant. I'm pleased with everything about this pattern and the yarns! I will absolutely be making this blanket again!

5 out of 5 stars
A friend had a fun time creating this afghan and it is splendid.

4 out of 5 stars
It is a beautiful blanket! Just a small issue, it takes more than a skein of each color to finish the project. I usually have yarn left over from a project, but had to buy more for several colors.

5 out of 5 stars
This afghan is beautiful in Baby color way. I made it and it is easy and fast to make.