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Home : Patterns : Updated Ripple Afghan

Free Knitting Pattern: Updated Ripple Afghan

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: KHCAfghan
DESIGNED BY THERESA GAFFEY For A Knitter's Home Companion
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 21 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
45" wide x 54" long


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Copyright © A Knitter's Home Companion by Michelle Edwards, published by STC Craft / Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011.
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Updated Ripple Afghan

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14 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit every row) 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


Garter Zigzag(multiple of 30 sts + 3; 2-row repeat)
Row 1 (RS): K1, skp, *k13, CO 1 st, k1, CO 1 st, k13, s2kp2; repeat from * to last 30 sts, k13, CO 1 st, k1, CO 1 st, k13, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: K1, p1, *k14, p1; repeat from * to last st, k1. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Garter Zigzag.

Stripe Sequence
*Working in Garter Zigzag, work 20 rows (10 Garter ridges) in A, 4 rows (2 ridges) in B, 16 rows (8 ridges) in C, 8 rows (4 ridges) in D, then 20 rows (10 ridges) in E; repeat from * for Stripe Sequence.


Work CO sts within the pattern using Backward Loop CO. Click here to learn how.

Using A, CO 213 sts. Begin Garter Zigzag; work even until piece measures approximately 54" from the beginning, ending with next-to¬last row of Stripe Sequence. Continuing with E, BO all sts knitwise.
Block as desired.

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BO = bind off CO = cast on
k = knit S2KP or S2KP2 = slip 2 stitches together, knit 1, pass two slip stitches over
skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 21 reviews)
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Updated Ripple Afghan Reviewed by Linda Bastow on 2015-09-29 *****
By adding 30 stitches I increased the size for a double bed, finished size 56'X 86". I changed up the color pattern too, using 20 rows each color with 6 rows in between. I used a Worsted weight yarn # 4. Really liked the pattern and will use it again to make more afghans. Make sure you use a Cast On stitch and not a Yarn Over stitch - unless you want that eyelet look. Nice Chevron Design.

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