Working with the Florentine Frieze Pattern
The Florentine Frieze pattern creates a fair-isle style pattern. This is another one of those patterns that would look great worked up in more than two colors. You can alternate the either the background or the foreground color every ten rows for more variation between repeats. Actually, my suggestion for alternating color is to stagger introducing new colors every ten rows.
Rows 1-10 use colors A and D. Rows 11-20 use colors B and D. Rows 21-30 use colors B and C. Rows 31-40 use colors C and A (or add in a new color). Continue in this pattern of switching out one color every ten rows but using that color for a total of 20 rows.
More Blocks in the Series
Learn to Knit Afghan Project
This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knit. If you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.
Getting Started Knitting
If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be ready to begin your afghan.