MysteryGhan now named Octo’Ghan! We have come to the final Week of our Mystery’Ghan 2020 – Week 7 and Week 8 clues are posted on Ravelry and you should have received an email and an update in your Ravelry library. There were a couple of typos in the first version so I’ve already updated with a version 2. This week we tackle the border, and there are three options to choose from. Option 1 is for a 3.5 inch border and good if you are using the Stone Washed XL yarn pack and have limited yarn remaining. Option 2 is for a deeper border that can be expanded as large as you like. After I completed my afghan with Option 2, I realized I had too many stitches in each round as I had miscalculated the rate of increase needed for an octagon blanket. As my testers worked out Option 2, I saw that an Option 3 could happen, with Jacob’s Ladder braided stitch in the corners. I think it looks cute either way! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with, please share photos in the Ravelry thread and the Facebook CAL group . Join in and add to the chat!
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Don’t forget to post a photo of your finished MysteryGhan on your Ravelry project page, and I will send you the pattern free for JulieAnny Granny Blanket, our next CAL beginning February 28, 2020. For the JulieAnny Granny as written, you will need 12 skeins of Color Made Easy by Lion Brand Yarn, (5 Birch, 4 Malachite, 2 Blue Moon, 1 Kingfisher.) For a second version with 12 squares of 16 inches each, you will need 20 skeins of Knit Picks Brava Bulky (4 skeins Cobblestone Heather, 4 skeins Silver, 4 skeins Dove Heather, 4 skeins Denim, and 4 skeins Sky.)