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Free Knitting Pattern: Summer Stripes Afghan

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Pattern #: L10491
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 40 x 45 in. (101.5 x 114.5 cm)

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Summer Stripes Afghan

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16 sts = 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


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


1. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Afghan, including borders, is worked in one piece.

With A, cast on 163 sts.
Rows 1-6: Work in Seed st.
Row 7 (RS): With A, work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts for border, place marker (pm), k to last 5 sts, pm, work in Seed st as established over last 5 sts for border.
Row 8: With A, work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts, slip marker (sm), purl to last 5 sts, sm, work in Seed st as established over last 5 sts.
Continue as established, working sts outside of markers (the first and last 5 sts) in Seed st, the remaining sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS), changing color as follows:
Rows 9 and 10: With A.
Rows 11-28: With B.
Rows 29-32: With C.
Rows 33-42: With D.
Rows 43 and 44: With B.
Rows 45-56: With C.
Rows 57-62: With A.
Rows 63-68: With B.
Rows 69-82: With D.
Rows 83-90: With B.
Rows 91 and 92: With A.
Rows 93-98: With D.
Rows 99-104: With C.
Rows 105 and 106: With B.
Rows 107-118: With A.
Rows 119 and 120: With D.
Rows 121-128: With C.
Rows 129-132: With B.
Rows 133-144: With D.
Rows 145-162: With A.
Rows 163-170: With C.
Rows 171-178: With B.
Rows 179-190: With D.
Rows 191-196: With C.
Rows 197-210: With B.
Rows 211-224: With A.
Rows 225-230: With C, removing markers on last row.
Rows 231-236: Work in Seed st with C.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
Pm = place marker rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Summer Stripes Afghan Reviewed by Julia A Noble on 2013-01-30 *****
This is so essy. It looks great and I have adopted this pattern for other yarns

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