Abbondanza Afghan/Fruit Basket Pillow by Nicky Epstein

Abbondanza Afghan/Fruit Basket Pillow

both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3900 - 4000 yards (3566 - 3658 m)
approx. 54 x 67
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Originally published elsewhere, but no longer readily available, these often requested charming patterns are being reused by Nicky Epstein. Yarn will have to be substituted if it has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Please be sure to do a swatch to test your gauge with the yarn you’ve chosen.

Abbondanza means “abundance” in Italian. This beautiful afghan is worked in wool panels that are connected with an easy lace pattern. The motifs are worked in duplicate stitch using chenille or velour, creating a rich and elegant look. The matching pillow is worked in the same style as the afghan. Note: if you don’t want to use chenille you can use the same wool as the background.