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Home : Patterns : Tumbling Blocks Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Tumbling Blocks Afghan

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Pattern #: 80263AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 12 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
44 x 64 in. (112 x 162.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Nobody ever said blankets had to be boring! This gorgeous intarsia afghan is both warm and decorative.
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
 

Tumbling Blocks Afghan

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 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. When changing colors, twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.
2. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth as if working on straight needles.
3. Work Chart from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows.

AFGHAN
With A, cast on 160 sts.
Chart Row 1 (RS): Working back and forth on circular needle, knit, following Chart Row 1 from right to left and repeating 80 sts of Chart twice.
Chart Row 2 (WS): Purl, following Chart Row 2 from left to right and repeating 80 sts of Chart twice.

Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) continue chart as established to Row 92. Rep Rows 1-92 twice more, then rep Rows 1-46 once more. Do not bind off.

BORDER
Color Sequence for Border
1 row A, 4 rows D, 2 rows A, 4 rows F, 2 rows D, 4 rows A.
Top Border
With A, k 1 row.
*Work in Garter st (k every row), following Color Sequence and increasing 1 st at beg of every row. When Color Sequence has been completed, bind off.**
Lower Border
With RS facing and A, pick up and k 160 sts across lower edge of Afghan. Rep from * to ** of Top Border.
Side Borders
With RS facing and A, pick up and k 242 sts along one side edge. Rep from * to ** of Top Border. Rep across opposite edge.

FINISHING
Seam mitered corners of Borders. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 12 reviews)
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Tumbling Blocks Afghan Reviewed by Pat Young on 2013-08-09 *****
Thanks to the reviewer who suggested clip clothes pins for bobbins. I would have been beside myself otherwise. I modified the color palette, using black for the shadow side of the blocks. I lined this with a lightweight fleece to cover the back work. This worked out to be one gorgeous afgan. I am so pleased with it. I wasn't in a rush so it took me from April until August to finish it but I work full time so could only devote a couple hours a night to it. After the pattern was established, I could just about knit without the chart! LionBrand struck another winner!


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