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Home : Patterns : Lover's Knot Afghan

Free Knitting Pattern: Lover's Knot Afghan

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: 60704AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 17 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 14, 2008)

Twisted Knit
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: Knit through back loop.

Rep Rows 1-2 for Twisted Knit.
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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Fishermen's Wool®

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Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
Only 202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon ; package size: 8 oz  (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
ONLY 202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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•  150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural
$ 51.96  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm) 36" or longer

Lover's Knot Afghan

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®


16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in OXOX Cable pattern, slightly stretched. 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


2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/1 LC (2 over 1 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, p1, k2 from cable needle.
2/1 RC (2 over 1 right cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work, k2, p1 from cable needle.

Twisted Knit
Row 1 (WS):
Row 2: Knit through back loop.
Rep Rows 1-2 for Twisted Knit.

OXOX Cable (12 st panel)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS):
K2, p8, k2.
Row 2: P2, k8, p2.
Row 4: P2, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p2.
Rows 5-7: Rep Rows 1-3.
Row 8: P2, 2/2 LC, 2/2 RC, p2.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 5-8.
Rows 13-16: Rep Rows 1-4.
Rep Rows 1-16 for OXOX Cable.

Clustered Braid (20 st panel)
Row 1 (WS): K4 (p4, k4) twice.
Row 2: P4, 2/2 RC, p4, 2/2 LC, p4.
Row 3 and all WS rows: Knit the k sts and purl the p sts.
Row 4: P3, 2/1 RC, 2/1 LC, p2, 2/1 RC, 2/1 LC, p3.
Row 6: P2, (2/1 RC, p2, 2/1 LC) twice, p2.
Row 8: P2, k2, p4, 2/2 RC, p4, k2, p2.
Row 10: P2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: P2, (2/1 LC, p2, 2/1 RC) twice, p2.
Row 16: P3, 2/1 LC, 2/1 RC, p2, 2/1 LC, 2/1 RC, p3.
Rows 18 and 20: Rep Rows 2 and 4.
Row 22: P3, (k2, p2) twice, k2, sl last 6 sts worked onto cable needle and wrap yarn 4 times counterclockwise around these 6 sts, sl 6 sts back to right-hand needle, p2, k2, p3.
Row 24: Rep Row 16.
Rep Rows 1-24 for Clustered Braid.


Afghan is worked on circular needle (back and forth as if working on straight needles) to accommodate large number of sts.

Cast on 194 sts.
Row 1: Work 5 sts in Garter st (k every row), 1 st in Twisted Knit, (12 sts in OXOX Cable, 1 st in Twisted Knit, 20 sts in Clustered Braid, 1 st in Twisted Knit) 5 times, 12 sts in OXOX Cable, 1 st in Twisted knit, 5 sts in Garter st.
Work in patterns as established until piece measures 60 in. (152.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off loosely.

TASSEL (make 4)

Wrap yarn around cardboard 50 times. Cut a piece of yarn about 12 in. (30.5 cm) long and thread doubled onto large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut another piece of yarn about 18 in. (46 cm) long and wrap tightly around loops below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel. Trim Tassel ends evenly. Attach a Tassel to each corner of Afghan.
Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 17 reviews)
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Lover's Knot Afghan Reviewed by Elizabeth Robinson on 2015-05-14 *****
Kathy, you slip the six stitches that you just worked onto the cable needle. The you take your working yarn - it should be on the left side of those six stitches now - and wrap it across the front of the six stitches from left to right, and then across the back from right to left until it gets back to where it started. You've just completed one counterclockwise wrap. Repeat that process three more times. Don't wrap too tightly, and try to align the wrapping yarn neatly into four rows. When you've finished your four wraps, your working yarn should be right where it began, on the left side of the stitches on the cable needle. Now slip those six stitches back onto your right needle - it'll be a bit snug, but they should transfer over easily - and then resume the pattern.

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