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#1 NexStitch

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:46 AM

A group of designers got together to create a cabled, granny square afghan for Pam Gillette, a crochet designer who was diagnosed with breast cancer last Fall. After making the afghan and sending it to her, they each wrote up the directions for their square and I took the pictures and laid out the booklet. It's now for sale at Knit Picks, who graciously donated the yarn for this project. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Pam Gillette to help defray her medical costs. There's more of a backstory about my meeting Pam several years ago on my blog. Check out Pam's -Ghan!

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:17 AM

Love the crocheters put into their squares will make Pam feel better - for sure! The afghan is beautiful and so special! :clap:clap:clap
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

What a pretty afghan love it when using sample stitch squares. Hope that she gets better soon.

#4 Peggy85225

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:16 AM

A beautiful afghan and so lovely of you all to make it for her with so much love.


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:56 AM

What a lovely thing to do, I'm sure she will treasure it.

#6 Elvee

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

That is just awe inspiring. Thanks for sharing! I will be buying that leaflet!

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

very pretty and a wonderful gesture!!

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:39 PM

A lovely afghan which is highly treasured, I know. I enjoyed seeing it in all the different pretty rooms, too. Glad KP has it up on their site and I noticed how reasonably priced the kit for it is! Nice!

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:44 PM

This is a really pretty afghan. It is a very nice sentiment, too.
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#10 kittyloverdeb

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:44 PM

Beautiful afghan and a beautiful thing to do for her! Now I'm going to Knit Picks to buy it!

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

A lovely afghan which is highly treasured, I know. I enjoyed seeing it in all the different pretty rooms, too. Glad KP has it up on their site and I noticed how reasonably priced the kit for it is! Nice!

To purchase the entire kit it's like $98 before shipping! I think the price you were looking at was just for 3 skeins of the yarn.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:03 AM

Thanks everyone! It was a total group effort and an absolute pleasure to do.

As for the person inquiring/mentioning the location of the photos. I felt like I scored BIG TIME in that my mother has a client with an amazing home at the Jersey Shore in an affluent town. It's a Shore house through and through. My mother happened to be working there the day I was scheduled to take pictures of the blanket and wound up using the house. There were so many great places to take pictures in this house. It was endless.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:35 PM

How sweet! Beautiful 'ghan. :D

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#14 NexStitch

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:11 PM

FYI for those who have purchased this booklet:


You caught us. There's an issue with the copyright image that Knit Picks attaches to their pdfs: it's blocking the pattern text, as some of you have noticed (and that isn't pretty, is it?). To receive a new version of Pam's Comfort Cables - without the copyright blocking the pattern text - please contact Knit Picks customer service at:

phone: 1-800-574-1323
email: http://www.knitpicks...m?subject=7#top

I appreciate all your patience and willingness to assume to best in us designers, as we're not trying to give you an inferior product!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:00 PM

Beautiful!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:36 PM

What a beautiful afghan and what a lovely thing to do!
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:01 AM

Afghan is very nice and the story is very inspiring
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:52 AM

What a wonderful story and afghan.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

Thank you to the many people - 65 last I saw - who purchased this pattern booklet!

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

As soon as I saw this afghan, I knew I had to buy the pattern. I LOVE crocheting cables. Plus, this is such an amazing cause. I have never seen a company donate 100% of proceeds before. Truly the best $5 I have spent in a long time.

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