Rowan Mystery Afghan KAL – Week 3 Update

Week 3 of the KAL is here! As yesterday was a bank holiday in the UK, the latest clue was released today and you can download it here. Week 3 - Heirloom Lace

Week 3’s Heirloom Lace is my favourite square so far. I love the appearance of a simple and symmetrical lace pattern (I think it’s the logical and mathematical side of me!) and also the lace repeat is nice and easy to follow without the pattern, once you’ve got the hang of it. Add the 7 rows of garter stitch in between each lace panel and you’ve got a square that knits up really quickly and easily.

With early access to the pattern and a long weekend for knitting, I’ve already managed to finish four squares (not blocked though) and got most of the way through the fifth as well! Although I have to admit that I’ve still only done 2 squares from week 2, I’ll have to catch those up in the rest of this week…

Week 3 Heirloom Lace Squares

In contrast to last week, the latest pattern is in written format only with no chart. Whilst I was getting used to the lace repeat and particularly when I was knitting whilst watching TV, I found a chart really helpful to keep my place properly. To that end, I made a PDF that I could load on my phone when I needed it. If you prefer charts, please feel free to download a copy to accompany the clue:
Week 3 – Heirloom Lace Chart

Let me know how your KAL is coming along, I’d love to see photos of your progress!


  • dayanaknits

    08 May 2014 at 19:39 Reply

    Love these colors together — hey I think it’s going to all work out! Have the colors grown on you?

    • Sarah

      08 May 2014 at 19:42 Reply

      Thanks! They’ve grown on me a bit, but I don’t love the combination as much as I did my first choice. I’m still a bit worried about how it will work with the edging, but we’ll see! I’m remaining as positive as I can 🙂

  • Kristen

    09 May 2014 at 16:50 Reply

    This was my favorite square so far too. Thanks for the chart, I’m certain many people have downloaded it!

  • CollShan

    10 May 2014 at 14:14 Reply

    Has anyone found this square (week 3) bigger that previous weeks…mine looks 3-4 rows longer….any suggestions?

    • Sarah

      11 May 2014 at 20:17 Reply

      I’m on holiday in Cornwall at the moment without good signal and most of my squares are at home. I haven’t blocked any week 3 squares yet, but they definitely look a bit bigger than the previous ones. I blocked my previous squares quite significantly to 22cm and I think these ones should block to the same without too much trouble.

      • Colleen

        11 May 2014 at 20:31 Reply

        Thanks for the reply Sarah…I haven’t done any blocking as of yet….but that will solve my problem

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