Textured Treasure Speed Stix Afghan
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 6 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn (color of choice, see variations below*)
- Lion Brand Speed Stix
- Lion Brand stitch markers
- Lion Brand large-eyed blunt needle
SIZE: Approximately 34"x 51"
GAUGE: 3-1/2 stitches + 5-1/2 rows = 4 in. in pattern stitch with 2 strands of yarn held together.
Due to the nature of the fabric when working with Speed Stix, gauge may vary throughout the knitting and is not crucial to this project.
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 40 stitches.
Knit 4 rows.
Row 1: Knit 4, place marker, purl 8, place marker, * (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all into next st, purl 3 together; repeat from * to last 12 sts, place marker, purl 8, place marker, knit 4.
Rows 2 and 4: Knit 12, purl 16, knit 12.
Row 3: Knit 4, purl 8, * purl 3 together, (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all into next st; repeat from * to last 12 sts, purl 8, knit 4.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for total of 68 rows, end with a Row 4.
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off. Weave in ends.
Variations were made substituting the following yarns for the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn:
Lion Brand Homespun: 2 strands in blue (4 skeins total)
Red Heart Super Saver: 4 strands in pink (4 skeins total)
Sensations Angel Hair: 2 strands in green (4 skeins total)
White: 1 strand each of the following:
Sensations Cello (5 skeins total), Beautiful (4 skeins total), Sprinkles (4 skeins total)