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Home : Patterns : Striped Squares Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Striped Squares Afghan

Lion Brand« Heartland
Pattern #: L32254
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 50 x 56 in. (127 x 142 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
Knit Kit Striped Squares Afghan $ 72.69

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This beautiful striped throw will makeover any room in a snap. Coupling a log cabin construction with the deep-colored shades of Heartland yarn, this throw takes a traditional technique to make a sophisticated and modern design.

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Color (A)
Heartland

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 136-158: Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone
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Color (B)
Heartland

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 136-189: Heartland Yarn: Isle Royale
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Color (C)
Heartland

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Color (D)
Heartland

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 136-109: Heartland Yarn: Olympic
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Color (E)
Heartland

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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). Solids: 100% Acrylic
Tweeds:  94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5oz/142g (251yd/230m)
Tweeds:
4oz/113g (200yd/183m)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone
   balls
$ 19.47  
Note: (A)
•  136-189 Heartland Yarn: Isle Royale
   balls
$ 19.47  
Note: (B)
•  136-135 Heartland Yarn: Yosemite
   balls
$ 12.98  
Note: (C)
•  136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic
   balls
$ 19.47  
Note: (D)
•  136-105 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay
   balls
$ 19.47  
Note: (E)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
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
 

Striped Squares Afghan

Lion Brand« Heartland

GAUGE:

25 sts + 48 rows = about 6 in. (15 cm) in Garter st (k 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. Afghan is made from 72 Squares worked in Garter st (k every row), changing color to make stripes.
2. To reduce the amount of sewing needed to assemble the Afghan, Squares are worked in 12 blocks. Each block is made of 6 Squares.
3. For each block, Square 1 is worked, then Squares 2-5 of that block are worked from picked up sts.
4. Refer to 6 Square Block diagram for direction of work.
5. Following an Assembly Diagram, the 12 blocks are sewed together to make the Afghan.
6. A rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) edge is worked along each side of assembled Afghan. This edge is sewed to WS to make a hemmed edge.



BLOCK (make 12)
Square 1

With straight needles and A, cast on 25 sts.
With A, knit 12 rows.
With B, knit 16 rows.
With C, knit 20 rows.
Bind off, leaving last st on needle.
Square 2
With 1 st rem on needle, pick up and k24 more sts across side edge of Square 1 – 25 sts.
With C, knit 9 rows.
With D, knit 10 rows.
With E, knit 10 rows.
With A, knit 10 rows.
With B, knit 8 rows.
Bind off, leaving last st on needle.
Square 3
With 1 st rem on needle, pick up and k24 more sts across side edge of Square 2 – 25 sts.
With B, knit 3 rows.
With E, knit 12 rows.
With A, knit 4 rows.
With D, knit 16 rows.
With C, knit 4 rows.
With E, knit 8 rows.
Bind off, leaving last st on needle.
Square 4
With 1 st rem on needle, pick up and k24 more sts across side edge of Square 3 – 25 sts.
With E, knit 5 rows.
With A, knit 16 rows.
With B, knit 6 rows.
With D, knit 14 rows.
With E, knit 6 rows.
Bind off all sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. With tail, sew adjoining edges of Squares 4 and 1.
Square 5
With E, pick up and k25 sts evenly spaced across rem side edge of Square 2.
With E, knit 5 rows.
With A, knit 16 rows.
With B, knit 6 rows.
With D, knit 14 rows.
With C, knit 6 rows.
Bind off all sts. Cut yarn.
Square 6
With B, pick up and k25 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Square 5.
With B, knit 3 rows.
With E, knit 12 rows.
With A, knit 4 rows.
With D, knit 16 rows.
With C, knit 4 rows.
With E, knit 8 rows.
Bind off all sts. Cut yarn. Seam adjoining edges of Squares 6 and Square 1.

FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew blocks together into 3 strips of 4 blocks each. Sew strips together to make Afghan.
Short Side Edging
From RS with circular needle and B, pick up and k200 sts across one short edge of Afghan by picking up 25 sts evenly spaced across each Square.
Work in rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) for 8 rows.
Bind off.
Fold Edging in half to WS and sew bound off edge to Afghan. Rep across other short edge.
Long Side Edging
From RS with circular needle and B, working across one long edge, pick up and k4 sts across end of short side edging, then pick up and k25 sts evenly spaced across edge of each Square to other short side edging, pick up and k4 sts across edge of short side edging – 233 sts.
Work edging in same way as Short Side Edging.
Rep across other long edge.
Weave in ends.

 

 


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


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