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Free Knitting Pattern: Light Spectrum Afghan

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Lion Brand« Silky Twist
Pattern #: L10556
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 50 in. (122 x 127 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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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
Silky Twist
Olive Linen Paradise Pink Ash Mist Teal Cactus Oatmeal Java
Cherry Red Ocean Hyacinth Purple Haze Amethyst Tangerine
*Silky Twist (Article #927). 99% Acrylic, 1% Polyester; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (130yds/119m) pull skeins

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•  927-207 Silky Twist Yarn: Oatmeal
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$ 7.69  
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•  927-206 Silky Twist Yarn: Cactus
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (B)
•  927-201 Silky Twist Yarn: Olive
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (C)
•  927-214 Silky Twist Yarn: Tangerine
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (D)
•  927-209 Silky Twist Yarn: Cherry Red
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (E)
•  927-203 Silky Twist Yarn: Paradise Pink
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (F)
•  927-212 Silky Twist Yarn: Purple Haze
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (G)
•  927-211 Silky Twist Yarn: Hyacinth
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (H)
•  927-213 Silky Twist Yarn: Amethyst
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (I)
•  927-210 Silky Twist Yarn: Ocean
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (J)
•  927-204 Silky Twist Yarn: Ash Mist
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (K)
•  927-205 Silky Twist Yarn: Teal
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$ 7.69  
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Light Spectrum Afghan

Lion Brand« Silky Twist

GAUGE:

10 stitches + 16 rows = about 4 in. (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

NOTES:

1. Panels are worked in Garter stitch (knit every row), changing color to create stripes. To change color, cut the old color leaving an end about 8 in. (20 cm) long, then begin working with new color, leaving a long tail on the new color as well. If you like, you may knot the old and new yarn tails together. When you have finished knitting the Panel, unknot the ends and weave them into the Panel.
2. 7 Panels are knit, then sewed together to make the Afghan.
3. Since this design does not include a border, you may wish to slip the first stitch of every row to keep the sides of the Panels neat.

PANEL #1 (make 4)
With A, cast on 17 stitches.
Knit for 6 rows.
Change to B and knit for 12 rows.
Change to C and knit for 12 rows.
Change to B and knit for 6 rows.
Change to C and knit for 6 rows.
Change to D and knit for 12 rows.
Change to E and knit for 12 rows.
Change to D and knit for 6 rows.
Change to E and knit for 6 rows.
Change to F and knit for 12 rows.
Change to G and knit for 12 rows.
Change to F and knit for 6 rows.
Change to G and knit for 6 rows.
Change to H and knit for 12 rows.
Change to I and knit for 12 rows.
Change to H and knit for 6 rows.
Change to I and knit for 6 rows.
Change to J and knit for 12 rows.
Change to K and knit for 12 rows.
Change to J and knit for 6 rows.
Change to K and knit for 6 rows.
Change to L and knit for 12 rows.
Bind off.

PANEL #2 (make 3)
With B, cast on 17 stitches.
Knit for 12 rows.
Change to A and knit for 6 rows.
Change to B and knit for 6 rows.
Change to C and knit for 12 rows.
Change to D and knit for 12 rows.
Change to C and knit for 6 rows.
Change to D and knit for 6 rows.
Change to E and knit for 12 rows.
Change to F and knit for 12 rows.
Change to E and knit for 6 rows.
Change to F and knit for 6 rows.
Change to G and knit for 12 rows.
Change to H and knit for 12 rows.
Change to G and knit for 6 rows.
Change to H and knit for 6 rows.
Change to I and knit for 12 rows.
Change to J and knit for 12 rows.
Change to I and knit for 6 rows.
Change to J and knit for 6 rows.
Change to K and knit for 12 rows.
Change to L and knit for 12 rows.
Change to K and knit for 6 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Alternating Panels #1 and #2, sew long sides of Panels together.
Weave in ends.


 


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Light Spectrum Afghan Reviewed by Christine on 2012-11-25 ****
I only gave 4 stars because I wish the pattern would have used up more of the yarn. With 12 skeins, it makes sense to use up as much as possible. I did modify this with casting on 18, knitting 13 long rows, and 7 short rows for each panel. Still having a lot of yarn left over, I made a foot pocket for the bottom of the afgahn.
Cast on 54 of the Teal, knitting 22 rows, then 6 rows of the remaining colors. This did use up much of the leftover yarn. Nice, soft yarn. Turned out nice!


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