This afghan couldn’t be easier to knit—worked in separate garter stitch strips, it’s great for a first afghan or for that carry-along project that can be done while waiting in the car. The spectrum of colors combine to create a rustic look.
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Rustic Blocks Afghan
Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Chunky
12 sts + 24 ridges (48 rows) = 4" (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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.
AFGHAN Referring to assembly chart below and beg at lower right hand corner with A, cast on 12 sts and work in Garter st for 24 ridges (48 rows.) Continue as per chart, change colors and work 24 rows of each color. Bind off when last color block on each strip is complete. Complete the 11 strips and sew together invisibly.
Each side is worked separately. With RS facing and C, pick up and k 123 sts evenly spaced along top edge of afghan. Working in Garter st, inc 1 st each end every other row in the following color sequence: 1 more row C 2 rows K 2 rows H. Bind off.Work bottom edge to correspond. Side edges are worked as above, picking up 186 sts. Sew corners invisibly.
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