Centerpiece Treasure Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in
St st worked in the round (k every
round). 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 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
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between
the needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.
M1 as if to purl (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting
the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Purl this new
stitch through the back loop.
Afghan is worked from center out,
beginning with a few stitches and
increasing to many. Change to longer
needle lengths as needed.
With double pointed needles and A, cast on 8 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 4 dpns, with 2 sts on
each needle. Join, taking care not to twist sts and place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: * K 2, M1, place marker, rep from * to end of rnd – 12 sts.
Rnds 3-6: * K to marker, M1 at marker, rep from * to end of rnd – 4 sts inc every rnd – 28
sts at end of Rnd 6.
Rnd 7: Change to B. * K to marker, M1 at marker, rep from * to end of rnd – 32 sts.
Rnds 8-12: * P to marker, M1 as if to purl at marker, rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 13-18: * K to marker, M1 at marker, rep from * to end of rnd. Rep Rnds 7-18, working in the
following color sequence: C, D, E, C, B, A, F, G, F, A, D, E, G. After working final Rnd 18 (in G),
continue with G in garter st (p 1 rnd, k 1 rnd) for 5 rnds.
Bind off all sts loosely.
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