Knitters know that there’s something extra-cozy about an afghan made especially for someone you care about. It’s as if there’s a little extra warmth knitted right in. That’s what makes a handmade afghan such a wonderful way to remind someone that you’re thinking of them. Now it’s easy to share a little extra warmth with family and friends (or just add a cozy touch to your own home) with the help of a 56-page guidebook. “The Ultimate Book of Knit Afghans” features step-by-step instructions for 19 lovely designs ranging from time-tested classics to contemporary originals. If you’re a beginner or just need a little help getting started, a guide to special techniques, a metric conversion chart, knitting needle and crochet hook conversion charts and a glossary of abbreviations and symbols make it easy. And if you’re having trouble deciding what to make first, full-color photos of each design will help you choose the perfect project every time. Designs include “Fisherman” (pictured), “American Beauty Rose,” “Celtic Knot,” “Classic Diamonds,” “Daffodil Dream,” “Enchantment,” “Honeycomb in the Garden,” “Starlight” and 11 others. “The Ultimate Book of Knit Afghans,” No. AN1293, is $13.95. If you’d like to make an afghan but don’t know how to knit, a 33-page guidebook called “Learn to Knit in Just One Day,” No. AN1210, is available for $7.95. Please include $4 per order for postage and handling and allow about two weeks for delivery. To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, c/o Bryan Times, 821B S. Tremont St., Oceanside, CA 92054. To order by credit card, call 1-
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