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Fall Colors Afghan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®:
    • Toffee, 2 balls (A)
    • Burgundy, 2 balls (B)
    • Rust, 1 ball (C)
    • Honey, 2 balls (D)
    • Terra Cotta, 1 ball (E)
    • Cranberry, 2 balls (F)
    • Brick, 1 ball (G)
    • Scarlet, 1 ball (H)
    • Taupe, 2 balls (I)
    • Beige, 1 ball (J)
    • or colors of choice
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 40” (101.5 cm) long
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

SIZE:

About 50” x 56” (127 x 142 cm)

GAUGE:

16 sts + 26 rows = about 4” (10 cm) in Sl St Patterns.
BE SURE TO CHECK GAUGE.
When matching the gauge in a pattern, the project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

DIRECTIONS:

PATTERN STITCHES
Sl St Pattern #1 (worked over a multiple of 3 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1: With first color, knit.
Row 2: With first color, purl.
Row 3: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With second color, k1, *p2, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 5-52: Rep last 4 rows 12 times.
Rows 53 and 54: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Sl St Pattern #2 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1: With first color, knit.
Row 2: With first color, purl.
Row 3: With second color, k1, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With second color, k1, *k2, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 5-52: Rep last 4 rows 12 more times.
Rows 53 and 54: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Sl St Pattern #3 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1: With first color, knit.
Row 2: With first color, purl.
Row 3: With second color, k1, *k1, sl 3 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 3 wyif, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: With first color, knit.
Row 6: With first color, purl.
Row 7: With second color, k1, sl 2 wyib, *k1, sl 3 wyib; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, sl 1 wyib, k1.
Row 8: With second color, k1, sl 1 wyif, *k1, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, sl 2 wyif, k1.
Rows 9-56: Rep last 8 rows 6 more times.
Rows 57 and 58: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Sl St Pattern #4 (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1: With first color, knit.
Row 2: With first color, purl.
Row 3: With second color, k1, *k1 sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyif, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 5-52: Rep last 4 rows 12 more times.
Rows 53 and 54: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Sl St Pattern #5 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1: With first color, knit.
Row 2: With first color, purl.
Row 3: With second color, k1, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: With first color, k2, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * across.
Row 6: With first color, k1, p2, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1 wyif, p1, k1.
Rows 7-54: Rep last 6 rows 8 more times.
Rows 55 and 56: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Sl St Pattern #6 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1: With first color, knit.
Row 2: With first color, purl.
Row 3: With second color, k1, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: With first color, knit.
Row 6: With first color, purl.
Row 7: With second color, k2, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * across.
Row 8: With second color, k1, p2, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1 wyif, p1, k1.
Rows 9-56: Rep last 8 rows 6 more times.
Rows 57 and 58: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is made from 5 Strips. Each Strip is worked in 6 different slip stitch patterns.
2. Each slip stitch pattern uses 2 colors of yarn, working 2 rows with each color. Do not cut yarn between color changes; carry unused color along side edge of work.
3. The directions for each Strip will specify which color to use in each section. The colors have all been chosen to coordinate with each other-if you work a row or two with the ‘wrong’ color, don’t worry. The afghan will still be beautiful.
4. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts picked up along each side of the Strips. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
5. With yarn in front (wyif) and with yarn in back (wyib) refer to the side of the work as it faces towards the body.

FIRST STRIP
With G, cast on 38 sts.
With G, knit 2 rows.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With B as first color and E as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With D, knit 2 rows.
With I as first color and C as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.
With G, knit 2 rows.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With D as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With G as first color and A as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.
With E, knit 2 rows.
With D, knit 2 rows.
With B as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With E as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With G, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Side Edging
From RS with B, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along right side edge of Strip.
With B, knit 1 row.
With D, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
From RS with C, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along left side edge of Strip.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off.

SECOND STRIP
With B, cast on 38 sts.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With G as first color and D as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.
With F, knit 2 rows.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With C as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With A as first color and E as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With D as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With C, knit 2 rows.
With G as first color and A as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With E, knit 2 rows.
With I as first color and F and second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.
With C, knit 2 rows.
With B, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Side Edging
From RS with J, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along right side edge of Strip.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off.
From RS with F, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along left side edge of Strip. Knit 1 row.
Bind off.

THIRD STRIP
With J, cast on 38 sts.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With C, knit 2 rows.
With A as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With E as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With F as first color and D as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With A as first color and H as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.
With E, knit 2 rows.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With I as first color and D as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With D as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.
With E, knit 2 rows.
With I, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Side Edging
Work same as side edging for Second Strip, using D for right side edge and I for left side edge.

FOURTH STRIP
With E, cast on 38 sts.
With E, knit 2 rows.
With F, knit 2 rows.
With D as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.
With C, knit 2 rows.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With F as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.
With E, knit 2 rows.
With D, knit 2 rows.
With I as first color and H as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With D, knit 2 rows.
With E as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With C as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With G, knit 2 rows.
With D as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With F, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Side Edging
Work same as side edging for Second Strip, using A for right side edge and H for left side edge.

FIFTH STRIP
With B, cast on 38 sts.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With C, knit 2 rows.
With I as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.
With E, knit 2 rows.
With F, knit 2 rows.
With D as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.
With A, knit 2 rows.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With G as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.
With C, knit 2 rows.
With I, knit 2 rows.
With B as first color and H as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.
With G, knit 2 rows.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With A as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.
With H, knit 2 rows.
With D, knit 2 rows.
With E as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.
With J, knit 2 rows.
With F, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Side Edging
From RS with D, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along right side edge of Strip.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off.
From RS with F, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along left side edge of Strip.
With F, knit 1 row.
With C, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING:

Sew Strips together in following in order.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front

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