Brood of Angels
is the latest design from Pam Knighton-Haener / A Yarn of Serendipity. Another lovely design for an Afghan square.
As she writes in her pattern intro the Brood of Angels Square is an interpretation and expression of love for her diverse family. That’s so lovely!
The square is designed for Aran or Worsted weight yarn and is either 11 or 12 inches, depending on which hook size is used, 4,5 mm or 5,00 mm. Although it has round by round pictures It is definitely an advanced pattern.
I tested this pattern in July and it was quite a challenge as I checked not only the written pattern but also the videos Pam made for the more complicated rounds. It was the first time I tested a video and it is completely different from testing a written pattern. You have to make sure that the spoken words match what the hands are doing and that this also corresponds to what is written in the instructions. It needs a lot of concentration.! But it also was a lot of fun and lively discussions and exchange about how to best express the complicated stitch sequences.
The pattern suggests two different colour ways. I followed colour way 1 and only deviated from it in round 17. I used 6 different colours of Drops Paris.
- Colour A / 66 Plum
- Colour B / 17 Off White
- Colour C / 62 Sage Green
- Colour D / 60 Dark Old Pink
- Colour E / 58 Powder Pink
- Colour F / 59 Light Old Pink
I am not quite sure about colour E. It also could be no 32 Light Blue Purple, unfortunately I lost the banderole.
Using a 4,5 mm hook my square turned out to be 29,5 cm – nearly 12 inch – and thus slightly bigger than it should be. But it has the same size as the other squares I made from Pams patterns. My tension always is a bit loose when I am working with Drops Paris. The yarn slips a bit and I really struggle with tension. Going down a hook size doesn‘t help because it makes me fell very uncomfortable.
I would like to try her designs in a single colour DK yarn to see how it works and how it looks. Maybe one day … *sigh*
But now here my finished square
It is my third test for Pam and also the third square I made of her designs.
My first one was the Carter Jude Square. I made it in September 2020.
And the second was the Margaret Square which I tested this year at the end of April. I wrote about in this post.
Aren‘t they lovely?
And the best: my next test for Pam will start in October, YAY! Be curios!
And also be curios for the first part of Geometrics Cal and another pattern release by BebaBlanket. Both coming next week.