Pretty Panels is one of those afghans I was working on when I kept running out of yarn. Unfortunately, I was unable to find that exact color of yarn again. I undid that work to use what I had for something where I would need very little of it and started over with a new color.
I decided to use I Love This Yarn’s Old Rose. It matches pretty closely to my husband’s mamaw’s decorating colors. This pattern had struck me as an appropriate afghan for her. I finished this afghan shortly before her husband passed. My husband took the afghan to her the day after his funeral.
One part of this pattern that drove me crazy was that before and after each cable there are two rows where you are supposed to crochet in the front loop only (FLO). It’s not hard to do that, it’s just more comfortable if I’m only going to crochet in one loop I prefer to crochet in the back loop only (BLO). If you know what you’re looking for, you can tell a difference, but I decided that it was worth it to switch to BLO since I prefer to do it that way. You can see the difference in the following pictures.
You can see in the FLO stitching it looks more like a V stitch in knitting while the BLO looks more like a zigzag. Now I know that if I do this pattern again I’ll probably do all of the rows in BLO where it says to do them in FLO. Since they are two consecutive rows done that way, I just reversed the order in which they were supposed to be done.