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Free Knitting Pattern: Color Rich Simple Knit Afghan

Lion Brand® Amazing® - Jiffy®
Pattern #: L0243AD
Rating: ****3.4 (based on 34 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 54 x 54 in. (137 x 137 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 19, 2011)


STRIP #3 (make 4)
With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, cast on 25 sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg; end with a WS RS row.
Change to 1 strand each of A and B C held tog.
Next Row (Increase Row - RS): K3, kfb, (k5, kfb) 3 times, k to end of row – 29 sts at the end of this row.
Beg with a purl row, work in St st until piece measures 27 in. (68.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.
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*Amazing (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins
*Jiffy® (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
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Color Rich Simple Knit Afghan

Lion Brand® Amazing® - Jiffy®

GAUGE:

11 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 1 strand A and 1 strand C held tog;
13 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st, with 2 strands A held tog. 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back of same stitch)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch (over even number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is made from 4 Blocks, each Block is made of 3 Strips.
2. Afghan is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.
3. The stitch count changes slightly to accommodate the different gauges of the yarns used.
4. After the Strips are seamed, sts are picked up and a Seed st Border is worked across each edge.
5. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts of Border. Work Back and forth in circular needles as if working on straight needles.

STRIP #1 (make 4)
With 1 strand each of A and E held tog, cast on 25 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg; end with a WS (purl) row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Change to 2 strands of B held tog.
Next Row (Increase Row - RS): K3, kfb, (k5, kfb) 3 times, k to end of row - 29 sts at the end of this row.
Continue in St st until piece measures 27 in. (68.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

STRIP #2 (make 4)
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 29 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 18 in. (45.5 cm) from beg; end with a WS row.
Change to 1 strand each of A and D held tog.
Next Row (Decrease Row - RS): K3, k2tog, (k5, k2tog) 3 times, k to end of row - 25 sts at the end of this row.
Continue in St st until piece measures 27 in. (68.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

STRIP #3 (make 4)
With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, cast on 25 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg; end with a WS row.
Change to 1 strand each of A and B held tog.
Next Row (Increase Row - RS): K3, kfb, (k5, kfb) 3 times, k to end of row – 29 sts at the end of this row.
Beg with a purl row, work in St st until piece measures 27 in. (68.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagrams, seam Strips to make 4 Blocks; seam Blocks to make Afghan.
Side Borders (make 2)
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and E held tog, pick up and k148 sts across one edge of Afghan.
Work in Seed st for 4 rows.
Bind off. Rep across opposite edge.

Top and Bottom Borders (make 2)
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k154 sts across one of the remaining edges (pick up sts across edges of side borders and edge of Afghan).
Work in Seed st for 4 rows.
Bind off.
Rep across opposite edge.
Weave in ends.

block assembly

assembly


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.4 (based on 34 reviews)
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Color Rich Simple Knit Afghan Reviewed by carolyn swain on 2012-03-24 ****
This is a really beautiful afghan. I'm still a fairly new knitter and this was my first time seaming pieces together. I managed to make it look pretty good, but the only part I had trouble with was the final border. I couldn't figure out how to calculate so it would pick up the exact number of stitches required, so I just winged it and tried to do it evenly. Did too many on one side so it sort of puckers, but I figure it's for me and it's rarely laying flat on something anyhow, so who will notice? he he. But it's just beautiful and warm. I love snuggling up in it. I found the recommended amounts of yarn to be just about right.


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