Terry Pratchett fan-afghan -- the Pratchgan

Kairsten sez,
A group of Terry Pratchett fans, known as the Ankh Morpork Knitter's Guild from the fiber arts site http://ravelry.com, were inspired by Mr Pratchett's Alzheimer's diagnosis to create a group afghan (known as The Pratchgan) to give to the author. The woman who collected the squares and sewed the quilt had the opportunity to give the Pratchgan to Mr Pratchett at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Saturday. She blogged about it; the finished Pratchgan can be seen here, and there's a Flickr group containing many of the squares here. It's a pretty special project and Mr Pratchett seemed to like the blanket.
The Pratchgan 2008 - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!!! (Thanks, Kairsten!)


  1. “I Aten’t Dead” – that’s the sign Granny Weatherwax has to pin on herself when she’s away “borrowing” an animal. Just in case they bury her, y’know… me likey!

  2. Well, to be anally precise, it’s crocheted.
    But who cares, it’s wicked cool and he likes it! :-)

  3. Although now that I look at it more closely, I think it’s knit and crocheted. Just shows to go you what happens when I try to be anal. :-)

  4. The squares are mostly knit, (a few crocheted, I think) but the edging is crochet, so it’s easy to be fooled :) (Disclaimer: one of the squares is mine, so I’ve got an in on this one.)

  5. Actually, other than the edging, I’m having a hard time finding *any* crocheted squares.

    Still, an awesome, awesome project. Nicely done!

  6. @ # 10 – we prefer to call them knitters of negotiable affection these days. It’s the century of the Fruitbat, after all.

  7. This is very very cool and I’m sad that I wasn’t paying enough attention to be able to supply my own square to it.

  8. #13 – Century of the Fruitbat? Get with the times, my friend! It’s the Century of the Anchovy now.

    Yeah, there wasn’t quite enough nitpicking in this thread yet.

    More related to the main post: that is completely awesome.

  9. Behold the power of Ravelry.com

    What a wonderful tribute to a very decent man. Nice work, Ankh-Morpork Knitters Guild.

  10. hey, thanks for clarifying, normanack! i was asking dh that exact thing about this last night when he told me about it, and he did not know!

    have to read the rest of the pratchetts.

  11. #20 Manny– We made the squares and sent them in and she seamed them together and then put a backing on to take care of any loose ends from colorwork and to generally pretty it up a bit.

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