Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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
Rib Pattern (multiple of 8 + 4)
Row 1 (RS) K 2, *p 4, k 4; repeat from *, end p 2.
Row 2 P 2, *k 4, p 4; repeat from *, end k 2.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for pattern.
Afghan is worked in St st throughout. Motifs are worked in duplicate stitch.
With A, cast on 60 sts. Work 96 rows in St st. Bind off.
With C, cast on 120 sts. Work 26 rows in St st. Change to B and continue in St st until a total of 96 rows are completed. Bind off.
With D, cast on 45 sts and work 140 rows in St st. Bind off.
With E, cast on 75 sts. Work 25 rows in St st. Change to B and continue in St st until a total of 140 rows are completed. Bind off.
With F, cast on 55 sts. Work 36 rows in St st. Change to D and continue in St st until 140 rows are completed. Bind off.
With G, cast on 135 sts. Work 24 rows in St st. Change to B and continue in St st until 112 rows are completed. Bind off.
With D, cast on 45 sts. Work 112 rows in St st. Bind off.
Make two 42" long for panels, one 16" long strip for bottom, two 23" long strips for center, and one 18" long strip for top.
Cast on 14 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 (WS) K 4, p 6, k 4.
Rows 2, 6 and 8 (RS) K 1, p 3, k 6, p 3, k1.
Row 4 P 4, slip next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k 3 then k 3 from cn, p 4
Repeat Rows 1 - 8 for length indicated.
Following photograph, assemble panels by sewing connecting strips to motifs. Use long strips to connect three panels.
TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS
With MC and RS facing, pick up 188 sts along top of afghan. Work Rib Pattern for 6 rows, inc 1 st each side every other row 2 times - 192 sts. Bind off in pattern. Repeat for bottom of afghan.
With MC and RS facing, pick up 276 sts along side of afghan. Work Rib Pattern same as top - 280 sts. Bind off in pattern. Sew corner seams.
With MC and crochet hook, ch stitch cord following photo for placement.