Thursday, July 31, 2008
Savta’s Shell Pattern Afghan
With permission of the family of Sharlene Ungar, I am sharing her Shell Pattern Afghan in honor of her memory.
Background: This was made in honor of a family’s grandmother. She was called Savta by her eight grandchildren which is Hebrew for Grandmother. Savta found out that she had cancer back in November of 2006. At that time she wanted to make each of her eight grandchildren an afghan. She died before completing all of them.
The family started knitting the rest of them, but ran out of knitting family members. They needed help with #8. So I volunteered.
I love that this pattern is Savta’s. When anyone got an afghan from her it was usually this pattern. When asked what yarn to use, they said that she always bought what was on sale.
So with great pleasure, I knitted it in her memory. I especially enjoyed knitting it in her choice of yarn. This project is truly the thought and time that counts. I know that my grandma would have done the same thing. … It is such a lovely afghan I will make another one for us and remember her family.
The family has approved sharing of this and perpetuating her legacy.
Savta's Shell Pattern Afghan
*Please note that I doubt that she invented the pattern, it is just one that she always used. The pattern doesn’t have a name on it nor does it have a company that it is associated with. You will see her corrections on the paper.