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Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Color block afghan

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Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 865

Advanced Beginner: The soft texture and rich colors of Homespun yarn are featured in this exclusive, easy-to-knit patchwork afghan with a unifying ribbon-effect border 44 inches by 56 inches. Requires size 10 straight and circular needles

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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

44 inches x 56 inches



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
Homespun®

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Color (C)
Homespun®

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Color (D)
Homespun®

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Color (E)
Homespun®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Homespun®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria
Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone
Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique
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$ 33.54  
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•  790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo
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$ 14.98  
•  790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian
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$ 14.98  
•  790-318 Homespun Yarn: Sierra
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$ 14.98  
•  790-301 Homespun Yarn: Shaker
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$ 7.49  
 

Knitted Color block afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®

GAUGE:

12 sts and 20 rows = 4” on Size 10 needles in reverse St st. TO INSURE PROPER SIZE, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

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:

Afghan is worked in strips. Strips are joined, then edging is worked on top, bottom and side edges. If desired, you can work the rectangles of each color that make up the strips as separate pieces. Arrange them as desired and seam them to make strips. Then finish as Strip Version.


PATTERN STITCH


Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): K 2, p across to last 2 sts, k 2.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat st.


STRIP VERSION (make 6 per color or with colors arranged as desired)


Strip #1: With straight needles and A, cast on 18 sts. *Work 5 rows in garter st (k every row). Beg with a WS row, work in pat st for approx 7", ending with a RS row. Work 5 rows in garter st*. Cont to foll chart for Strip #1, change to B (on RS row), rep from * to * above. Cont to foll chart for Strip #1, rep from * to * until all six colors in Strip #1 have been completed. Bind off 18 sts.
Strip #2: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #2 colors.
Strip #3: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #3 colors.
Strip #4: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #4 colors.
Strip #5: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #5 colors.
Strip #6: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #6 colors.



ASSEMBLY


After all strips are worked, join strips tog using flat seam. Weave in ends.
Border Pat: **Using circular needle and C, pick up and k 108 sts along top edge of Afghan. Working back and forth on circular needle, with C, k 3 more rows inc 1 st at each end of next RS row. Change to D. With D, k 6 rows, inc 1 st at each end of every RS row. Change to B; do not cut color D (RS row). Note: There will be no incs in color B rows.
Next row: *Sl 2 sts as if to p wyib, k 4 sts in B*, rep from * to * across, ending sl 2 sts.
Next row:*Sl 2 sts wyif, k 4 sts in B*, rep from * to * across, ending sl 2. With D and resuming incs on RS rows, work 2 rows knitting previous color D sts and slipping color B sts keeping yarn across slipped sts on WS. Return to color B and work 2 rows of sl st pat as above (no incs). Return to color D, k 8 rows inc 1 st at each end of RS row. Bind off all sts on last row.** Rep Border pat from ** to ** on bottom edge of Afghan. Rep Border Pat from ** to ** on each side edge of Afghan, however, picking up 144 sts instead of 108 sts.

FINISHING


Join border corners with flat seam. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch tog = together
WS = wrong side wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Knitted Color block afghan Reviewed by Lynn Micoff on 2010-05-21 *****
This is my first project after teaching myself to knit about a month ago!

It is going very well. Directions were easy to follow though I changed it a bit. I am knitting each block and then sewing them together into rows.

I will post again after I have completed it... and will try and post a picture also.

So far.... very easy. Lookin good!


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