Hue Shift Afghan

Includes yarn and pattern

4.365853 out of 5 stars
41 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. By combining this clever construction with simple garter stitch knitting, you are able to create a modern and visually stunning motif with minimal effort! Although each mitered square is worked in the same way, they each begin slightly differently depending on where in the pattern they are located. The first square cast on becomes one of the four corners of the afghan where four more squares are picked up and knit one after another. Each following row of squares is picked up and knit onto the previous row until each section is complete. Made with simple garter stitch mitered squares and finished off with a darker border, the Hue Shift Afghan is a deceptively simple pattern that explores color in a new and creative way! Finished Size: 50in Square
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Michaele
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

Bridget
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.

Nina
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!

Jenni
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.

Laurie
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?

Sarah
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.

Sandy
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.

Jenny
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.

Toni
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.

Linda
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.

Florence
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.

Marissa
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.

Naomi
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!!

CarrieMtn
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.

Kathleen
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!

Madeline
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!

Tecknit
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.

Linda
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

Kathie
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.

Pauline
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!

Mommela
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.

Beth
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.

Trysche
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.

knitter
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!!

Jamie
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!!

Aimee
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!

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

Mary
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.

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