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Home : Patterns : Nature in Natural Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Nature in Natural Afghan

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Chunky
Pattern #: 1276
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size

Approximately 42inches x 58 inches.



CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 12, 2010)
SIDE BORDER Pick up 201 203 sts. Work same as top and bottom borders.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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The Nature in Natural Afghan features an ever-popular tree motif, and this show-stopping afghan is textural knitting at its best. With the chunky-weight yarn, the patterns are quicker to complete and have a more prominent look.

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Wool-Ease« Chunky

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*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other
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Nature in Natural Afghan

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Chunky

GAUGE:

14 sts and 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch. 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:

Cable Stitches
Left Purl Twist (LPT) Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, p1, then k1 from cn.
Right Purl Twist (RPT) Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, then p1 from cn.
Left Twist (LT) Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, k1, then k1 from cn.
Right Twist (RT) Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, then k1 from cn.
Left Cross (LC) Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front; k2, then k2 from cn.
Right Cross (RC) Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k2, then k2 from cn.
2/1 Purl Right Cross (2/1PRC) Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back; k2, then p1 from cn.
2/1 Purl Left Cross (2/1PLC) Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front; p1, then k2 from cn.
2/2 Purl Right Cross (2/2PRC) Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k2, then p2 from cn.
2/2 Purl Left Cross (2/2PLC) Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front; p2, then k2 from cn.

NOTES:

Afghan is worked in one piece, border is added.

Correction added on April 12, 2010: SIDE BORDER Pick up 201 203 sts. Work same as top and bottom borders.



STITCH PATTERNS


PATTERN I (35 sts, 52 rows)


Rows 1, 3, 5 & 7 (RS): P 16, k 3, p 16.
Rows 2, 4, 6 & 8: K 16, p 3, k 16.
Row 9: P 15, RT, k 1, LT, p 15.
Row 10: K 14, LPT, p 3, RPT, k 14.
Row 11: P 13, RPT, p 1, k 3, p 1, LPT, p 13.
Row 12: K 12, LPT, k 2, p 3, k 2, RPT, k 12.
Row 13: P 11, RT, p 3, k 3, p 3, LT, p 11.
Row 14: K 10, LPT, p 1, k 3, p 3, k 3, p 1, RPT, k 10.
Row 15: P 9, RPT, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 3, p 3, k 1, p 1, LPT, p 9.
Row 16: K 8, LPT, k 2, p 1, k 3, p 3, k 3, p 1, k 2, RPT, k 8.
Row 17: P 7, RT, p 3, yo, k 1, yo, p 3, k 3, p 3, yo, k 1, yo, p 3, LT, p 7 -39 sts.
Row 18: K 6, LPT, p 1, (k 3, p 3) 3 times, k 3, p 1, RPT, k 6.
Row 19: P 5, RPT, p 1, k 1, p 3, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 3, k 3, p 3, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 1, LPT, p 5 - 43 sts.
Row 20: K 4, LPT, k 2, p 1, k 3, p 5, k 3, p 3, k 3, p 5, k 3, p 1, k 2, RPT, k 4.
Row 21: P 3, RPT, p 3, k 1, p 3, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 3, k 3, p 3, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 3, k 1, p 3, LPT, p 3 - 47 sts.
Row 22: and all subsequent WS rows Knit all knit sts and purl all purl and yo sts as they face you.
Row 23: P 3, yo, k 1, yo, p 4, k 1, p 3, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 3, k 3, p 3, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 3, k 1, p 4, yo, k 1, yo, p 3.
Row 25: P 3, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 3, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 3, k 3, p 3, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 3, k 1, p 4, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 3.
Row 27: P 3, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 4, yo, k 1, yo, p 3, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 2, RPT, k 1, LPT, p 2, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 3, yo, k 1, yo, p 4, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 3 - 51 sts.
Row 29: P 3, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 4, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 5, RPT, p 1, k 1, p 1, LPT, p 5, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 4, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 3.
Row 31: P 3, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 4, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 4, RPT, p 2, k 1, p 2, LPT, p 4, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 4, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 3.
Row 33: P 3, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 4, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 3, RPT, p 3, k1, p 3, LPT, p 3, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 4, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 3 - 43 sts.
Row 35: P 8, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 3, yo, k 1, yo, p 4, k 1, p 4, yo, k 1, yo, p 3, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 8.
Row 37: P 8, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 3, (k 1, yo) twice, (k 1, p 4) twice, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 3, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 8.
Row 39: P 12, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 4, yo, k 1, yo, p 4, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 12 -49 sts.
Row 41: P 12, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 4, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 4, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 12 - 47 sts.
Row 43: P 12, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 4, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 4, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 12 -45 sts.
Row 45: P 12, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 4, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 4, sl 2 knitwise-k1- p2sso, p 12 -39 sts.
Row 47: P 17, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 17 - 37 sts.
Row 49: P 17, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 17 - 35 sts.
Row 51: Purl. Row 52 (WS) Knit.


PATTERN II (35 sts, 52 rows)


Row 1 (RS): P 5, RT, *p 9, RT; repeat from *; end p 6.
Row 2: K 6, p 2, *k 9, p2; repeat from *; end k 5.
Row 3: P 4, RPT, k 1, *p 8, RPT, k 1; repeat from *; end p 6.
Row 4: K 6, p 1, k 1, p 1, *k 8, p 1, k 1, p 1; repeat from *, end k 4.
Row 5: P 3, RPT, p 1, k 1, *p 7, RPT, p 1, k 1; repeat from *, end p 6.
Row 6: K 6, p 1, k 2, p 1, *k 7, p 1, k 2, p 1; repeat from *, end k 3.
Row 7: P 2, *RPT, p 2, k 1, p 6; repeat from *.
Row 8: K 6, p 1, k 3, p 1, *k 6, p 1, k 3, p 1; repeat from *, end k 2.
Row 9: P 2, *Knot, p 3, k 1, p 6; repeat from *.
Row 10: K 6, p 1, *k 10, p 1; repeat from *, end k 6.
Row 11: P 6, LT, *p 9, LT; repeat from *, end p 5.
Row 12: K 5, p 2, *k 9, p 2; repeat from *, end k 6.
Row 13: P 6, k 1, LPT, *p 8, k 1, LPT; repeat from *, end p 4.
Row 14: K 4, p 1, k 1, p 1, *k 8, p 1, k 1, p 1; repeat from *, end k 6.
Row 15: P 6, k 1, p 1, LPT, *p 7, k 1, p 1, LPT; repeat from *, end p 3.
Row 16: K 3, p 1, k 2, p 1, *k 7, p 1, k 2, p 1; repeat from *, end k 6.
Row 17: P 6, *k 1, p 2, LPT, p 6; repeat from *, end p 2.
Row 18: K 2, *p 1, k 3, p 1, k 6; repeat from *.
Row 19: *P 6, k 1, p 3, Knot; repeat from *, end p 2.
Row 20:K 6, p 1, *k 10, p 1; repeat from *, end k 6.

PATTERN III (137 sts, 22 rows)

 


Row 1, 3 & 5 (WS): K 8, *p1b, k 5; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1b, k 2.
Row 2 & 4: P 2, *k1b, p 5; rep from * to last 3 sts, p 3.
Row 6: P 2, *(k 1, yo, k 1) in one st, p 5; rep from * to last 3 sts, p 3 -181 sts.
Row 7: K 8, *p 3, k 5; rep to last 5 sts, p 3, k 2.
Row 8: P 1, *p into f&b of st, (k 1, yo) 2 times, k 1, p2tog, P 2: rep from * to last 4 sts, p 4 - 225 sts.
Row 9: K 7, *p 5, k 5; rep from * to last 8 sts, p 5, k 3.
Row 10: P 2, *p into f&b of st, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p2tog, p 2; rep from *to last 3 sts, p 3 - 269 sts.
Row 11: K 6, *p 7, k 5; rep from * to last 11 sts, p 7, k 4.
Row 12: P 3, *p into f&b of st, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, p2tog, p 2; rep from *to last 2 sts, p 2 - 313 sts
Note: Substitute rows in Chart B for letters in Chart A.
Row 13: *K 5, p 9; rep from * to last 5 sts, k 5.
Row 14: P 4, *p in f&b of st, ssk, k 5, k2tog, p2tog, p 2; rep from * to last st, p 1 -269 sts.
Row 15: K 4, *p 7, k 5; rep from * to last st, k 1.
Row 16: P 5, *p in f&b of st, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p2tog, p 2; rep from * to end - 225 sts.
Row 17: K 3, *p 5, k 5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k 2.
Row 18: P 6, *p in f&b of st, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p2tog, p 2; rep from * to last 9 sts, p in f&b of st, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p2tog, p 1 - 181 sts.
Row 19: K 2, *p 3, k 5; rep from * to last 3 sts, k 3.
Row 20: P 8, *sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 5; rep from * to last 5 sts, sl 2 knitwise-k1- p2sso, p 2 - 137 sts.
Row 21: Knit.
Row 22: Purl.


PATTERN IV (26 sts, 78 rows)


Row 1 (WS): K 5, p 5, k 4, p 3, k 9.
Row 2: P 7, p2tog, knit into f&b of st, k 2, p 4, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p5 - 28 sts.
Row 3: K 5, p 7, k 4, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 8.
Row 4: P 6, p2tog, k 1, purl into f&b of st, k 2, p 4, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, p 5 - 30 sts.
Row 5: K 5, p 9, k 4, p 2, k 2, p 1, k 7.
Row 6: P 5, p2tog, k 1, purl into f&b of st, p 1, k 2, p 4, ssk, k 5, k2tog, p 5 - 28 sts.
Row 7: K 5, p 7, k 4, p 2, k 3, p 1, k 6.
Row 8: P 4, p2tog, k 1, purl into f&b of st, p 2,k 2, p 4, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 5 - 26 sts.
Row 9: K 5, p 5, k 4, p 2, k 4, p 1, k 5.
Row 10: P 5, yo, k 1, yo, p 4, k 2, p 4, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 5.
Row 11: K 5, p 3, k 4, p 2, k 4, p 3, k 5.
Row 12: P 5, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 4, k 1, M1, k 1, p2tog, p 2, sl 2 knitwise-k1-p2sso, p 5.
Row 13: K 9, p 3, k 4, p 5, k 5.
Row 14: P 5, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, p 4, k 1, knit into f&b of st, k 1, p2tog, p 7 - 28 sts.
Row 15: K 8, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 4, p 7, k 5.
Row 16: P 5, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, p 4, k2 , purl into f&b of st, k 1, p2tog, p 6 - 30 sts.
Row 17: K 7, p 1, k 2, p 2, k 4, p 9, k 5.
Row 18: P 5, ssk, k 5, k2tog, p 4, k 2, p 1, purl into f&b of st, k 1, p2tog, p 5 - 28 sts.
Row 19: K 6, p 1, k 3, p 2, k 4, p 7, k 5.
Row 20: P 5, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 4, k 2, p 2, purl into f&b of st, k 1, p2tog, p 4 - 26 sts.
Row 21: K 5, p 1, k 4, p 2, k 4, p 5, k 5.
Row 22: P 5, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 4, k 2, p 4, yo, k 1, yo, p 5.
Row 23: K 5, p 3, k 4, p 2, k 4, p 3, k 5.
Row 24: P 5, sl 1 knitwise-k1-psso, p 2, p2tog, k 1, M1, k 1, p 4, (k 1, yo) twice, k 1, p 5.
Repeat these 24 rows 2 more times for a total of 73 rows (including set-up row).
Rows 74, 76 & 78 (RS): Purl.
Rows 75 & 77:Knit.

PATTERN V (53 sts, 78 rows):


Rows 1, 3 & 5 (WS): Knit.
Rows 2 & 4: Purl.
Row 6: P 16, k 1, p 7, k 1, p 28.
Row 7: K 17, p 1, k 9, p 1, k 7, p 1, k 17.
Row 8: P 18, k 2, p 5, k 1, p 8, k 1, p 18.
Row 9: K 19, p 2, k 5, p 2, k 4, p 2, k 19.
Row 10: P 20, k 3, p 3, k 2, p 3, k 2, p 20.
Row 11: K 21, p 3, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 3, k 21.
Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 (RS): P 22, k 9, p 22.
Rows 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 (WS): K 22, p 9, k 22.
Row 33: K 20, p 14, k 19.
Row 34: P 18, k 16, p 19.
Row 35: K 18, p 10, k 1, p 8, k 16.
Row 36: P 15, k 9, p 1, k 11, p 17.
Row 37: K 15, p 12, k 2, p 10, k 14.
Row 38: P 14, k 9, p 3, k 12, p 15.
Row 39: K 15, p 12, k 3, p 9, k 14.
Row 40: P 12, 2/2PRC, k 7, p 5, k 8, 2/2PLC, p 13.
Row 41: K 13, p 2, k 2, p 7, k 7, p 6, k 2, p 2, k 12.
Row 42: P 10, 2/2PRC, p 2, k 6, p 8, k 6, p 2, 2/2PLC, p 11.
Row 43 & all remaining WS rows: Knit the knit sts, and purl the purl sts as they face you. Row 44: P 8, 2/2PRC, p 4, k 4, 2/2PLC, p 4, 2/2PRC, k 4, p 4, 2/2PLC, p 9.
Row 44: P 8, 2/2PRC, p 4, k 4, 2/2PLC, p 4, 2/2PRC, k 4, p 4, 2/2PLC, p 9.
Row 46: P 7, 2/1PRC, p 5, 2/1PRC, k 2, p 2, 2/2PLC, 2/2PRC, p 2, k 2, 2/1PLC, p 5, 2/1PLC, p 8.
Row 48: P 7, k 2, p 5, 2/1PRC, p 1, 2/1PLC, p 3, RC, p 3, 2/1PRC, p 1, 2/1PLC, p 5, k 2, p 8.
Row 50: P 6, RPT, LPT, p 3, 2/1PRC, p 3, 2/1PLC, 2/2PRC, 2/2PLC, 2/1PRC, p 3, 2/1PLC, p 3, RPT, LPT, p 7.
Row 52: P 5, RPT, p 2, k1b, p 3, k 2, p 5, LC, p 4, LC, p 5, k 2, p 3, k1b, p 2, LPT, p 6.
Row 54: P 2, (p 2, RPT) 3 times, LPT, p 3, 2/1PRC, 2/1PLC, p 2, 2/1PRC, 2/1PLC, p 3, RPT, (LPT, p 2) 3 times, p 3.
Row 56: P 7, (RPT, p 2) twice, k1b, p 3, k 2, p 2, 2/1PLC, 2/1PRC, p 2, k 2, p 3, k1b, (p 2, LPT) twice, p 8.
Row 58: P 6, (RPT, p 2) 3times, RPT, LPT, p 2, RC, p 2, RPT, (LPT, p 2) 3 times, LPT, p 7.
Row 60: P 5, RPT, p 6, (RPT, p 2) twice, k1b, p 2, k 4, p 2, k1b, (p 2, LPT) twice, p 6, LPT, p 6.
Row 62: P 12,( RPT, p 2) 3 times, RC, (p 2, LPT) 3 times, p 13.
Row 64: P 11, RPT, p 6, RPT, p 1, 2/2PRC, 2/2PLC, p 1, LPT, p 6, LPT, p 12.
Row 66: P 18, RPT, p 1, RPT, LPT, p 2, RPT, LPT, p 1, LPT, p 19.
Row 68: P 17, RPT, p 1, RPT, p 2, k1b, p 2, k1b, p 2, LPT, p 1, LPT, p 18.
Row 70: P 19, (RPT, p 2) twice, LPT, p 2, LPT, p 20.
Row 72: P 22, RPT, p 4, LPT, p 23.
Row 74: P 22, k1b, p 6, k1b, p 23.
Rows 75 & 77: Knit.
Rows 76 & 78: Purl.


BOTTOM
Cast on 137 sts. Establish pattern sts as follows: K 1 selvage st, 35 sts of Pattern I, 15 St sts, 35 sts of Pattern II, 15 St sts, 35 sts of Pattern I, k 1 selvage st. Continue working Patterns I and II for 52 rows, keeping 15 st panels and selvage sts in St st. End on WS row. Purl 1 row. Work 22 rows of Pattern III, then 3" of St st, ending with RS row.

CENTER
With WS facing, work 8 St sts, 26 sts of Pattern IV, 8 St sts, 53 sts of Pattern V, 8 St sts, 26 sts of Pattern IV, 8 St sts. Continue working Patterns IV and V for 78 rows, keeping 8 st panels in St st. Work 3" of St st ending with RS row, then work 22 rows of Pattern III. Knit 1 row.

TOP K
1 selvage st, 35 sts of Pattern I, 15 St sts, 35 sts of Pattern II, 15 St sts, 35 sts of Pattern I, k 1 selvage st. Continue working Patterns I and II for 52 rows, keeping 15 st panels and selvage sts in St st. Bind off.

TOP BORDER
With RS facing, pick up 137 sts. Row 1 (WS) P 1, *k 3, p 3; repeat from *; end p 1. Row 2 (RS) K 1, inc 1, *p 3, k 3; repeat from *; end inc 1, k 1. Work Rows 1 and 2 once more. Work Row 1; bind off.

BOTTOM BORDER
Work same as top.

SIDE BORDER
Pick up 203 sts. Work same as top and bottom borders.

FINISHING
Sew side edges of borders together invisibly. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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cn = cable needle dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Nature in Natural Afghan Reviewed by Pat Broome on 2011-06-03 *****
I have made this for several family members and everyone that sees it wants one..... besutiful ... but be careful to incorporate corrections


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