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Free Knitting Pattern: Lion Country Afghan

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Pattern #: 80046
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size
About 40 x 66 in. (101.5 x 167.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 1, 2010)


1. Afghan is worked in intarsia. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Twist yarns on WS to prevent gaps between color sections.
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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402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (90 cm) long
 

Lion Country Afghan

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GAUGE:

16 sts and 22 rows = 4 in. (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

NOTES:

1. Afghan is worked in intarsia. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Twist yarns on WS to prevent gaps between color sections.
2. For ease in working, print out all charts, then tape charts together following chart assembly diagram to make a single large chart.
3. Charts are worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS). Follow Charts from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows.
4. Stitch markers are placed between the Garter st borders and between the individual Charts. Slip the markers as you come to them.
5. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

AFGHAN
With A, cast on 272 sts.
Knit 6 rows for Garter st border.
Next Row (RS): With A, k6 for Garter st border, place marker (pm); working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), follow Row 1 of Chart 1 over next 65 sts, pm, Row 1 of Chart 2 over next 65 sts, pm, Row 1 of Chart 3 over next 65 sts, pm, Row 1 of Chart 4 over next 65 sts; pm, with A, k6 for Garter st border.
Next Row (WS): With A, k6 for Garter st border, slip marker (sm); working in St st, follow Row 2 of Chart 4 over next 65 sts, sm, Row 2 of Chart 3 over next 65 sts, sm, Row 2 of Chart 2 over next 65 sts, sm, Row 2 of Chart 1 over next 65 sts; sm, with A, k6 for Garter st border.
Keeping first and last 6 sts in Garter st (k every row) and rem sts in St st, continue to follow Charts until all 211 rows are completed. Note: After completing the 52 rows of Charts 1, 2, 3, and 4, work the 53 rows of Charts 5, 6, 7, and 8, then Charts 9, 10, 11, and 12, and finally Charts 13, 14, 15, and 16.
Knit 6 rows for Garter st border.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Chart 1

Chart 2

Chart 3

Chart 4

Chart 5

Chart 6

Chart 7

Chart 8

Chart 9

Chart 10

Chart 11

Chart 12

Chart 13

Chart 14

Chart 15

Chart 16

Assembly Diagram

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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit p = purl
Pm = place marker rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 36 reviews)
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Lion Country Afghan Reviewed by Shannon on 2013-12-10 *****
Made this once, no complaints. Will most likely make another one state at a time to use up old yarn. Great pattern.


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