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Color Rich Afghan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Vanna’s Tapestry:
    • Iceland 2 balls (A)
    • Scandinavia 2 balls (B)
    • Brazil 2 balls (C)
    • or colors of choice
  • Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®:
    • Black 2 balls (D)
    • Linen 1 ball (E)
    • or colors of choice
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 36” (91.5 cm) long

SIZE:

About 39” x 50-1/2” (99 x 128.5 cm)

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) over St st (K on RS, p on WS).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

PATTERN STITCHES:

Seed St (worked over an odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

DIRECTIONS:

PANEL 1
With C, cast on 48 sts.
Row 1 (RS): With C, knit.
Rows 2-66: With C, continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Change to E and knit one row.
With E, Work in Seed st for 21 rows.
Change to B and work in St st for 66 rows.
Change to D and knit one row.
With D, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
Change to A and work in St st for 66 rows.
Change to E and knit one row.
With E, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
Bind off.

PANEL 2
With D, cast on 48 sts.
With D, work in Seed st for 22 rows.
Change to A and work in St st for 66 rows.
Change to E and knit one row.
With E, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
Change to C and work in St st for 66 rows.
Change to D and knit one row.
With D, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
Change to B and work in St st for 66 rows.
Bind off.

PANEL 3
With B, cast on 48 sts.
Work same as Panel 1, but in the following color sequence:
B, E, A, D, C, E.
Bind off.

FINISHING:

Sew Panels together in numerical order.
Borders
From RS, with D, pick up and k193 sts evenly spaced along one long side edge of Afghan.
Work in Seed st for 7 rows.
Bind off in pattern.
Rep along opposite side edge.
From RS, with D, pick up and k155 sts evenly spaced along one short edge of Afghan, including ends of side borders.
Work in Seed st for 7 rows.
Bind off in pattern.
Rep along opposite end of Afghan.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette stitch
WS = wrong side

NOTES:

* Afghan is worked in 3 Panels that are worked separately, then sewn together.
* Each panel is worked in alternating Seed and St st (k on RS, p on WS) sections, changing colors as specified.
* Sts for borders are picked up along edges of completed Afghan. A circular needle is used to accommodate the number of border sts.
* To eliminate the need for multiple knitting needles, instructions are for the Panels to be worked on the circular needle, back and forth in rows as if working on straight needles. If you prefer, Panels can be worked on straight needles.

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