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Home : Patterns : Blazing Blocks Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Blazing Blocks Afghan

Lion Brand« Heartland
Pattern #: L20642
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 44 x 54 in. (112 x 137 cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 7, 2014)
Chart corrected.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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This intarsia colorwork afghan is a stunning heirloom that you'll cherish for years to come.

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Color (A)
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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
Heartland
Acadia Denali Glacier Bay Olympic Redwood Grand Canyon Big Bend Mammoth Cave
Sequoia Yosemite Hot Springs Great Smoky Mountains Mount Rainier Katmai Black Canyon Yellowstone
Shenandoah Everglades Joshua Tree Kings Canyon Isle Royale Glacier Bay Tweed Mount Rainier Tweed Black Canyon Tweed
Shenandoah Tweed Everglades Tweed Isle Royale Tweed Acadia Tweed
*Heartland (Article #136). 100% Acrylic; package size: 5.00oz/142.00 gr. (251yds/230m) pull skeins

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•  136-153 Heartland Yarn: Black Canyon
   balls
$ 19.47  
Note: (A)
•  136-126 Heartland Yarn: Sequoia
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (B)
•  136-103 Heartland Yarn: Denali
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (C)
•  136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (D)
•  136-189 Heartland Yarn: Isle Royale
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (E)
•  136-113 Heartland Yarn: Redwood
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (F)
•  136-174 Heartland Yarn: Joshua Tree
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (G)
•  136-169 Heartland Yarn: Shenandoah
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (H)
•  136-149 Heartland Yarn: Great Smoky Mountains
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (I)
•  136-147 Heartland Yarn: Hot Springs
   balls
$ 12.98  
Note: (J)
•  136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (K)
•  136-105 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (L)
•  136-173 Heartland Yarn: Everglades
   balls
$ 12.98  
Note: (M)
•  136-135 Heartland Yarn: Yosemite
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (N)
•  136-122 Heartland Yarn: Grand Canyon
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (O)
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
 

Blazing Blocks Afghan

Lion Brand« Heartland

GAUGE:

16 sts + 23 1/2 rows = about 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
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.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is worked in intarsia colorwork. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. When changing colors, pick up new color from under dropped color to prevent holes from forming in your work. Wind each ball of yarn into multiple smaller balls as needed.
2. Color pattern is worked by following a chart. Work Chart from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows.
3. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth as if working on straight needles.



Click here for a large chart in a separate pdf file.


 

AFGHAN
With A, cast on 160 sts.
Chart Row 1 (RS): Working back and forth on circular needle, knit, following Chart Row 1 from right to left and repeating 80 sts of Chart twice.
Chart Row 2 (WS): Purl, following Chart Row 2 from left to right and repeating 80 sts of Chart twice.
Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) continue chart as established to Row 92. Rep Rows 1-92 twice more, then rep Rows 1-46 once more. Do not bind off, but continue on to work borders.
Top Border
Row 1:
With A, knit.
Row 2: With J, k1, kfb in next st, k to end of row.
Rows 3-5: With J, rep Row 2.
Rows 6 and 7: With A, rep Row 2.
Rows 8-11: With M, rep Row 2.
Rows 12 and 13: With J, rep Row 2.
Rows 14-17: With A, rep Row 2.
Bind off.
Lower Border
With RS facing and A, pick up and k 160 sts evenly spaced across lower edge of Afghan. Rep Rows 1-17 of Top Border. Bind off.
Side Borders
With RS facing and A, pick up and k 201 sts evenly spaced along one side edge.
Rep Rows 1-17 of Top Border. Bind off. Rep across opposite side edge.

FINISHING
Seam corners of Borders. Weave in ends.


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


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Blazing Blocks Afghan Reviewed by Pat Young on 2013-12-01 *****
This pattern took me 8 months of knitting at night after work- What a masterpiece! I did expand the length to accomodate my tall husband-- he wanted it to tuck under his feet and up to his chin! I constructed it from Vanna's Choice and backed it with fleece in order to have a clean back side-- When this is spread out it is an amazing pattern-- stairs, six pointed stars, and ever changing-- after you understand how the pattern develops, it is relatively easy to produce. It was worth every stitch to knit this afgan. My husband has confiscated it for his side of the bed! But before he did that I made him keep it in the living room for a few months so I could admire my handiwork while I was finishing another project. One word of warning-- make sure you carry the new color UNDER the previous color to prevent holes in your work.


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