Knitted Angel Afghan
Designed by Nicky Epstein
"Angel blocks, star blocks, and small diamonds are crocheted together to make this heavenly afghan," says Epstein. "A duplicate stitch along with embroidery and a connecting crochet stitch are the techniques used. The border is a bold rib stitch, and the four corners are adorned by four wrapped tassels with knitted gold necks. An alternate version with a white background is also shown." This magnificent piece is distilled Epstein: the wonderful use of intarsia, the sumptuous colours, and the sensual depth of the fabric all combine to make a treasure for your living room or bedroom. Epstein notes that the original yarn has been discontinued, and suggests Cascade 220 as a substitute.