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Free Knitting Pattern: Mud Cloth Inspired Afghan

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L0719
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: One Size

About 58 x 57 in. (147.5 x 145 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This afghan is inspired by Malian bògòlanfini, cotton fabric that is dyed with mud to achieve a bold, earthy colors. This knitted version use no mud, just yarn to create a similar look.

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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 150-126: Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown
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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 860-153: Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black
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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
Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire
Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe
Chocolate Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose
Wild Berry Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy
Silver Grey Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green
Olive Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print
Charcoal Print Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist
Oatmeal Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight
Plum Jam Oceania Cambridge
Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
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)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown
   balls
$ 51.96  
Note: (A)
•  860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black
   balls
$ 17.56  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
 

Mud Cloth Inspired Afghan

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 23 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.

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:

PATTERN STITCH
Seed St (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is worked in one piece in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with a Seed st border along each side.
2. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3. Markers are placed between sts for the Seed st borders and sts for the center St st section. Slip markers as you come to them.
4. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st. For example, to continue in Seed st, k the purl sts and p the knit sts.
5. St st section of Afghan, between borders, is worked in intarsia colorwork, following written instructions for color changes. Use a separate ball or bobbin for each area of color. Pick up new color from under old color, twisting yarns on WS to prevent holes. Diagram of Afghan is provided as an overview of what finished colorwork will look like, do not follow the diagram to work the Afghan.
6. Due to color changes, the WS of Afghan will look less finished than the RS.



AFGHAN
With A, cast on 264 sts.
Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, work in Seed st for 16 rows.
Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established over 9 sts, place marker (pm), k246, pm, work in Seed st as established over last 9 sts.
Rows 2-6: Work in Seed st as established to marker, slip marker (sm), work St st (k on RS, p on WS) to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to end of row.
Row 7 (RS): With A, work in Seed st to marker, sm; with A, k6; *with B, k42; (with A, k6; with B, k6) 4 times; with A, k6; rep from * once more, with B, k42; with A, k6; sm, with A, work in Seed st to end of row.
Row 8 (WS): With A, work in Seed st to marker, sm; with A, p6; *with B, p42; (with A, p6; with B, p6) 4 times; with A, p6; rep from * once more, with B, p42; with A, p6; sm, with A, work in Seed st to end of row.
Rows 9-12: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Rows 13-60: Rep last 12 rows 4 more times.
Rows 61-66: Rep Rows 1-6.
Row 67 (RS): With A, work in Seed st to marker, sm; with A, k6; *(with B, k6; with A, k6) 4 times; with B, k42; with A, k6; rep from * once more, (with B, k6; with A, k6) 4 times; sm, with A, work in Seed st to end of row.
Row 68 (WS): With A, work in Seed st to marker, sm; with A, p6; *(with B, p6; with A, p6) 4 times; with B, p42; with A, p6; rep from * once more, (with B, p6; with A, p6) 4 times; sm, with A, work in Seed st to end of row.
Rows 69-72: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Rows 73-120: Rep Rows 61-72 four times.
Rows 121-240: Rep Rows 1-120.
Rows 241-306: Rep Rows 1-66.
With A only, work in Seed st for 16 rows.
Bind off.

 

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Mud Cloth Inspired Afghan Reviewed by Kathy Glenwright on 2014-08-02 *****
I made this afghan winter of 2013 for my son. Absolutely loved it!


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