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Patchwork Rib Afghan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Purl Essence
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 4 skeins Purl Essence® Rainbow Classic Yarn: Multi Oatmeal
  • US Size 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needle: 36" or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
49" square

GAUGE:

14 sts x 20 rows = 4" in 2 x 2 rib unstretched

DIRECTIONS:

Cast on 182 sts. Place markers every 26 sts, to indicate pattern repeat.

FIRST TIER:
Row 1 (RS): [* K2, p2; rep from * to 2 sts before marker, end k2, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker] 3 times, * k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to marker, slip marker, [knit to next marker, slip marker, p2, * k2, p2; rep from * to next marker, slip marker] 3 times, p2, * k2, p2: rep from * to end.
Rows 3-4: Rep rows 1 & 2.
Row 5: [* K2, p2; rep from * to 2 sts before marker, end k2, slip marker, knit to next marker, slip marker] 3 times, * k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.
Row 6: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to marker, slip marker, [Purl to next marker, slip marker, p2, * k2, p2; rep from * to next marker, slip marker] 3 times, p2, * k2, p2: rep from * to end.
Rows 7-8: Rep rows 5 & 6. 
Rep rows 1-8 three more times. Rep rows 1-4 once more.

SECOND TIER:
Row 1 (RS): [Purl to next marker, slip marker, * k2, p2; rep from * to 2 sts before marker, end k2, slip marker] 3 times, purl to end.
Row 2: [Knit to marker, slip marker, p2, * k2, p2; rep from * to marker, slip marker], 3 times, knit to end.
Rows 3-4: Rep rows 1 & 2.
Row 5 (RS): [Knit to next marker, slip marker, * k2, p2; rep from * to 2 sts before marker, end k2, slip marker] 3 times, knit to end.
Row 6: [Purl to marker, slip marker, p2, * k2, p2; rep from * to marker, slip marker], 3 times, purl to end.
Rows 7-8: Rep rows 5 & 6.
Rep rows 1-8, 3 more times. Rep rows 1-4 once more.
 
THIRD, FIFTH & SEVENTH TIERS:
Work as for First Tier.
 
FOURTH & SIXTH TIERS:
Work as for Second Tier.
Bind off all sts in pattern.

FINISHING:

Weave in ends and block lightly to finished measurements.

ABBREVIATIONS:

K - knit
P - purl
Rep - repeat
RS = Right sides
St(s) – stitch(es)

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