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Hue Shift Afghan Pattern

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Designer: Kerin Dimeler- Laurence
Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sizes Included: Rainbow Version, Decor Version, Jewel Version, Baby Version
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

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!

Notions: yarn needle, and locking ring stitch markers.

Finished Measurements: 50" square



Please note, the required yardage for this pattern is very exact - to ensure sufficient yarn quantities, please make sure you have exact gauge

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5 out of 5 stars

I have to come to Dublin's rescue. I like the color. I noticed that when it was used a stripe with other colors, Dublin's colors appeared to change. I thought it was delightful! We got four different greens from one ball of Dublin, just by pairing it with another color. I bet that was on purpose.

3 out of 5 stars

Bought the original rainbow one. Juat finish it. The instruction can be confusing at some part, but the drawing did help a lot. They should have add some additional information such as don't cute the yarn if it continue onto the next square, etc. Some complaint that they didn't have enough, but I did end up with quite a few extra yarn at the end. I think it's because I didn't cut the yarn that repeat itself onto the next square. Also, when doind the border, count 25 stiches for each square and put a marker will help go on faster with the pick up. The other complaint I have would be when I pick up stiches and make a new square I end up with a big hole at thr bottom corner, couldn't find any instruction or information to avoid that, but it was kind of resolve when come the time to pick the stiches for the border. Beside those little details, the afghan was very easy to work out, colors are great. Would definitely order more.

3 out of 5 stars

I have not made this afghan but recognized the pattern of squares from a book by Vivian Hoxbro, Domino Knitting, published in 2002 by Interweave Press. The book has very clear directions and illustrations that made this an easy technique for me to master after a little practice. The instructions begin with a series of swatches to learn a range of variations on the basic technique. I now plan to make an afghan using Wool of the Andes and my own color choices.

2 out of 5 stars

Buyer beware. I advise anyone considering this pattern to look carefully at the actual yarn colors used - not as they appear in the pattern photos, but as they are shown on the Brava yarn page. Some colors & combinations are not pleasing or downright jarring; colors, especially darks, in the finished afghan are much more muted. I would have made substitutions to the suggested colors.

4 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this pattern! My daughter and I are each making one. I did find it difficult at first, starting and matching in the right direction but by the last set I had it down! LOL My only issue isthe yarn, it frays so easy as others have said. I am not going to be able to finish my last row :( until I get more Celestial. Otherwise, it's beautiful.

2 out of 5 stars

A very lovely effect BUT... I'm a very experienced UK knitter but I found the pattern instructions to be confusing, to say the least. In some places there're too many instructions, in others not enough and some of the terminology is unfamiliar to a British knitter! The fact that the two illustrations about the same knit are back to back is confusing too. However, once I'd knitted a couple of test squares (recommended) I understood the pattern and was able to make a start. If the compiler of this pattern ever wants it 'translated' for UK knitters, I'm your woman!

5 out of 5 stars

I made 2 of these for my nephews marriages. I used Brava worsted to make them larger and heavier, more blanket than throw. I also made a smaller version as a baby blanket (I made the squares smaller). They are beautiful. I had very little trouble with the yarn splitting. I tend to overbuy yarn so, if anything, I have an excess. I guess I just have to keep knitting these.

3 out of 5 stars

Simple, attractive pattern ... BUT ... even though my gauge is correct, I ran out of many of the colors on the very last squares. I see this is a problem with many of the other reviewers here. Very frustrating to work this long and find I have to order more yarn to finish the last tiny little bit. Also, the colors don't blend as nicely together as they appear in the slightly off-color photo.

4 out of 5 stars

another edit to my other 2 reviews! I went ahead and ordered more of the same yarn to knit my 2nd afghan and increased each individual square by 10 stitches. I figured if I was going to buy more yarn I might as well use as much as I could, so far it's going well and I'll have a larger blanket in the end.

2 out of 5 stars

I am not sure this project will ever get made. I am on my third square (the pics are quite misleading BTW) and the yarn is terrible. It splits easily and there is joining in each square I have made so far. The balls are a mess to start.

5 out of 5 stars

DO NOT CUT COLORS when you change them within the square!! I finished knitting a row of 5 squares and only had 11 tails total to weave in. I also have left overs of colors that I have finished. Just "ladder" the colors and that will help when starting squares 7-10. I love this pattern!!!

5 out of 5 stars

I am in love with this pattern & kit! I worked on this on & off for 3 years and just completed it. I'm so happy with the results, I plan on making several more (as well as using the pattern to make my own version of just blues & purples). The pattern is well written and very easy to use (and modify). I didn't run out of any colors, and in fact had leftovers of every skein to make other little rainbow items. My only word of advice is to watch closely where each small square is joined and to use those loose ends to close any gaps.

4 out of 5 stars

as an edit to my last review...I used a long tail cast on which I'm now regretting because I think that used more yarn that I need! I would NOT recommend this cast, instead use the backward loop method as I believe that uses the least amount of yarn. The look of your edge won't matter because you'll be picking up stitches to knit the border anyway. Lesson learned!

4 out of 5 stars

I am just starting my 4th square and I'm very concerned that I'm going to run out of certain colors :( my gauge is correct too, I'm not sure what to do but my advice is to knit this blanket on a size down from what's listed even if your gauge is correct. I have another kit in a different color that I'm going to knit next and that's my plan. I hate to have to order more yarn but at least it's inexpensive. If anyone has any leftovers from the "Jewel" colorway, please feel free to contact me at allisonpoulin82@gmail.com and I'd be happy to pay the shipping to have it sent to me. Thanks!

5 out of 5 stars

I bought the rainbow yarns. After I read the reviews that some people need to order more, I knitted with a tighter tension. The result is wonderful and pretty. I have some left-over yarns which are enough for a couple more squares. If anyone needs them, I can mail them. Contact at katslau@yahoo.com.hk

5 out of 5 stars

I am currently knitting the Jewel colorway of this lovely, deceptively simple pattern. I only had one issue, with the choice of Dublin, which is a drab olive color. I ordered Hunter separately after knitting the first few squares using Dublin, and being disappointed. I definitely recommend that people who love jeweltones use Hunter, which is much more an exemplar of that category. Apart from that, a great project.

5 out of 5 stars

Just finished this blanket for my granddaughter and she loves it! She's 6 and outgrowing the baby blanket I made her. Now she can take this one to college!! This pattern was so easy and the results are stunning!

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this afghan kit because I loved the colors and the optical illusion it creates. The pattern is much easier than expected and it works up REALLY quickly! I definitely plan on making more of these afghans.

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this in the Jewel colorway and I love it! The only thing I'd change I'd switching Dublin out for Hunter. Dublin is a bit too drab against the other colors and comes out a bit muddy.

3 out of 5 stars

I've made two of these and I actually really love this pattern. It's easy to make and it's beautiful. However, I'm only giving it 3 stars because the kit never comes with enough yarn. I ran out of four different colors each time RIGHT as I got to the end. So I wind up having to order more to cover the last square and then I wind up with a ton of extra yarn that I have no use for. It also takes me about a year to make each blanket, so by the time I know which colors I'm going to need, the dye lots don't match. Aside from that, the pattern itself is great.

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this pattern so much, I made 3 of them! I agree with the comments below. I only ran out of color #1 though. I'm a tight knitter and used size 8 needes. It was a lot of fun and I want to make another one!

4 out of 5 stars

I knitted the Soft Colorway (now called Baby). I practiced the miter box instructions on some old yarn to get comfortable with the pattern. Once I started with the actual yarn it was a joy to knit. I thought it would take 6 months to complete I finished in one month. Ready to make another!

5 out of 5 stars

I found this pattern very easy to follow, but striking when finished. I found the amount of wool quoted was fine,had a small amount of each colour left. Will be making more! have to wool ready to start.

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern, easy to follow. Finished pretty quickly and was a lot of fun to knit. I used the Comfy Sport yarn, and some in Brava Sport to match the colors in Jewel version. Because of the yardage, I had to purchase 2 skeins of each color in Comfy Sport, but had enough for Brava Sport (1 each). Planning to start another one, perhaps in Swish Worsted/Sport to get the warmth.

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this because I wanted to learn how to make mitered squares and there was very little finishing work. It's a very fun pattern to work. I love it and will probably make it again. But BEFORE I do I will MAKE A SWATCH and CHECK MY GAUGE. Lucky for me this time all I have to do is order more yarn. My afghan will just be slightly larger than expected but still very useable. If this had been a sweater I would be looking for a very large person to wear it because I should have used larger needles. Lesson learned (again!) The time and effort to make a swatch or two are always worth it.

5 out of 5 stars

This is a great pattern. It is well written and easy to follow. Watch the color changes - the first color in the square follows a sequence and changes in a way that is perfectly logical but not obvious. Regarding the yardage for the yarn. Knit a test square. I had an average of 15 grams left of each color which is a reasonable amount for a kit - I averaged 8.5 grams per square. If you are off a 1/4 to a 1/2 an inch that could definitely add up to a shortage.

5 out of 5 stars

I knitted the rainbow, baby and decor versions and they all turned out beautiful. As many other reviewers I did run out of some of the colors and had to reorder. It seems like on ball of each hue is just not enough. I always need a little more. Nevertheless, for the money the blankets are beautiful. I love the colors, texture of the yarn and pattern.

4 out of 5 stars

I also ran out of a bit of one colour for this afghan. I was bang on gauge but colour A was a bit short. I would have had enough but used a knitted cast on and as colour A goes up one whole side, it used just a bit too much. Next time I'll just cast on another way and will have plenty.

4 out of 5 stars

This blanket turned out beautifully, but it did take a VERY long time (more than a year). I did a gauge swatch before starting and had yarn left over in every color. If you knit loosely, you might want to use a size smaller needle.

4 out of 5 stars

This was an excellent pattern! It took forever but the mitered squares are easy to learn and very fun. However, there was NOT ENOUGH YARN IN THE KIT! I needed just a little extra of colors A, B, C, D, E, and F.

5 out of 5 stars

I made the rainbow version as a baby gift. I love it so much I'm making a second one for my family. I knit tight and I ended up with extra yarn left, probably 1/4 ball of each except for the colour you use to sew it all together. It came out about 5' x 5' and is just lovely.

4 out of 5 stars

Response to Katie Weaver. Regarding row 5 repeat of row 3. Use the first color indicated. The repeat is referring to the "K to 1st st before center st, CDD, K to end"

4 out of 5 stars

I just finished my 3rd hue shift afghan and really like the way that they look. It is a very simple pattern and can get tedious; however, the color changes help break up the monotony somewhat. You will need to purchase an additional skein of color A though. 2 skeins are required to complete the afghan. 1 skein of all the other colors (with the exception of the border color) were enough.

5 out of 5 stars

I made the rainbow version for a wedding shower gift. I loved it so much, I wanted to keep it for myself. It was striking! Got lots of compliments on it...really turned out beautiful. I agree with Sarah, I had to get more yarn...needed just about a quarter of a ball more of most of the colors. Loved working with the Brava Sport Yarn. Want to make another one in the near future.

5 out of 5 stars

I love the look of this pattern and my yarn arrived today! I had a question for someone who has done it though- is there a typo in the partner when it is telling you how to do square one. It has row 5 repeating row 3 but in the instructions for row 5 it says to use the first colour indicated but in the instructions for row 3 it says to use the second colour indicated. So I'm just confused...

3 out of 5 stars

I ordered the kit KnitPicks offered and had to order 10 additional skeins to finish the last quarter-block of the pattern. Because I had picked the project up and set it aside a few times, it had been a while and the dye lots on the skeins weren't the same.

4 out of 5 stars

I love the pattern and because I'm a set it down and forget about it type of knitter its taken me almost a year to finish. I do have one issue, order 2 balls of each yarn... its possible that on the last block that you might run out of certain yarns. I love it and its a great blanket and an easy to understand patern.

5 out of 5 stars

I have knit both the rainbow and jewel versions of this pattern and I will begin the baby version soon. I love the feel of this yarn and the pattern is very easy follow. I would call this a mindless pattern since you can easily get into a rhythm and knit while holding a conversation or watching a movie. The resulting blankets are soft warm and beautiful