Everyone needs an afghan or two to throw over the couch for chilly days, and the more basic, the better. The Essential Effortless Afghan is a super-simple knit blanket pattern that can be adapted to fit any color scheme or decorating theme.
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This pattern is perfect for a beginner knitter who wants to practice reading patterns. It can be made into a square, as a washcloth or dish rag, or if you keep going in a rectangle you can make your own scarf.