The Long and Winding Road
often attracts people because it has some resemblance to ‘log cabin’ knitting although the method is completely different.
The clever construction is very simple. You only use one yarn at a time to knit stripes. It is made in four sections, then stitched together.
The original used approximately 1800 metres of dark blue Aran and 1400 metres of light blue and measures is approximately 160 cm (64 inches) by 125 cm (50 inches). Any yarn can be used and the size can be adjusted to make the size you want.
The pattern is suitable for beginners and experienced knitters. You can use any yarn and do not have to work to a particular gauge.
The instructions include several variations and, as with all Woolly Thoughts afghan patterns, it has a 'colouring-in sheet so that you can keep track of your own colourways and record your progress.
The very old photo is the only one we have as the original afghan was accidentally damaged.Read the story of The Long and Winding Road on the Woolly Thoughts website.Ring-Road (Anamorphic)
is an afghan showing the results of reflecting The Long and Winding Road
in a cylindrical mirror.Designed by mathekniticians Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer.