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Home : Patterns : Artful Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Artful Afghan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 1190
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

Approximately 64 inches diameter.



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This technicolor wonder will add pizzazz to any room. The unusual shape is achieved by knitting in the round and increasing out from the center.

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
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Color (F)
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Color (G)
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Color (H)
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Color (I)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (J)
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Color (K)
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Color (L)
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Color (M)
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Color (N)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather
Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-190 Wool-Ease Yarn: Copper (discontinued)
   ball
$ 3.99  
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Note: (A)
•  620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (B)
•  620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED
   ball
$ 3.99  
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Note: (C)
•  620-133 Wool-Ease Yarn: Guava (discontinued)
   ball
$ 3.79  
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Note: (D)
•  620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (F)
•  620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (G)
•  620-139 Wool-Ease Yarn: Dark Rose Heather
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (H)
•  620-144 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grape Heather (discontinued)
   ball
$ 3.79  
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Note: (I)
•  620-145 Wool-Ease Yarn: Plum (discontinued)
   ball
$ 3.79  
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Note: (J)
•  620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (K)
•  620-115 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Mist
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (L)
•  620-130 Wool-Ease Yarn: Green Heather DISCONTINUED
   ball
$ 3.79  
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Note: (M)
•  620-180 Wool-Ease Yarn: Forest Green Heather
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (N)
•  620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black
   balls
$ 9.38  
Note: (O)
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8   $ 5.95  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 8   $ 5.75  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 08   $ 6.85  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular Knitting Needles 24 inches Size 08
 

Artful Afghan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) over St st. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1 st) Knit rows: Insert left needle from back to front under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st on left needle. Knit this strand through back loop to twist it.
M1 (make 1 st) Purl rows: Insert left needle from back to front under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st on left needle. Purl this strand through front loop to twist it.

NOTES:

Increasing lengths of circular needles are required because throw begins in center with 8 sts and ends at outer edge with 748 sts.


THROW

Beg at center. With A and a dpn, cast on 8 sts. Divide sts evenly on 4 dpns, with 2 sts on each needle. Join, taking care not to twist sts and mark beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: * K 2, M1; rep from * to end of rnd – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: * K 3, M1; rep from * to end of rnd – 16 sts.
Rnds 4-6: Cont as established, knitting one more st every rnd before each M1 (4 sts are increased every row) after Rnd 6 there will be 28 sts.
Color Rnd 1: Change to B and work rnd as previously established – 32 sts.
Color Rnd 2: * P8, M1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Color Rnds 3-6: Cont as established, purling one more st every rnd before each M1.
Color Rnd 7: * K 13, M1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Color Rnds 8-12: Cont as established, knitting 1 more st every rnd before each M1. Work12 rnds in each color as for Color Rnds 1-12 as foll: knit Color Rnds 1 and 7-12, purl Color Rnds 2-6, and always work 1 more st every rnd before each M1. Work in the foll color sequence: C, A, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O. Change needle lengths as needed to accommodate the increasing number of sts. After working color Rnds 1 – 12 in O, cont with O in garter st (p 1 rnd, k 1 rnd) for 5 rnds. Bind off all sts loosely in knit. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s) foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Reviewed by Rita Gordon on 2011-10-12 *****
I knit this for my teenage grandson. I used available woolease yarn at the store. 14 skeins of yard. I am using the left over yarn for hats. vivid colors.


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