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Free Knitting Pattern: Shaded Colors Afghan

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Pattern #: L32310
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 41 x 59 in. (104 x 150 cm)



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Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
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  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
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Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
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Shaded Colors Afghan

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 32 rows = about 4 in. (10 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together - 1 st decreased.
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is worked in 3 pieces: 2 Corner Pieces and a Center Strip, then sewed together.
2. A circular needle is used to accommodate the number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3. Pieces are worked in intarsia colorwork. When working in intarsia, use a separate ball of yarn for each section of color. Before beginning, wind A and L into 3 separate balls, and B and K into 2 separate balls. When changing color, twist strands on WS to prevent holes.
4. Corner Pieces are worked beg at one wide edge. Sts are decreased on one edge to form the diagonal. Then sts are picked up across the diagonal edge to beg stripes.
5. Center Strip is worked diagonally from one short end across to other short end.
6. A border is worked along each side of completed Afghan.



FIRST CORNER PIECE
With A, cast on 96 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 (RS): With A, ssk, k30; *with B, k1; with A, k31; rep from * across - 95 sts.
Row 3 and all WS Rows: Knit, working all A sts with A and all B sts with B.
Row 4 (RS): With A, ssk, k29; *with B, k2; with A, k30; rep from * across - 94 sts.
Row 6: With A, ssk, k28; *with B, k3; with A, k29; rep from * across - 93 sts.
Notes:
1. In the following rows, you will continue as established, decreasing 1 st at beg of each RS row, and working 1 less st with A and 1 more st with B in each rep. Use markers are used to separate the different sections of color.
2. In the following rows, continue to repeat Row 3 on all WS rows.
Row 8: With A, ssk, k27, place marker (pm); *with B, k4, pm; with A, k28, pm; rep from * across - 92 sts.
Rows 10-62: With A, ssk, k to marker, slip marker (sm); *with B, k to marker, remove marker, k1, pm; with A, k to marker, sm; rep from * across - 65 sts at the end of Row 62.
Row 63: Knit, working all A sts with A and all B sts with B and removing markers as you work.
Row 64: With B, ssk, k across - 64 sts.
Row 65 (WS): With B, knit.
Rows 66-129: Rep Rows 2-65 - 32 sts at the end of Row 129.
Cut B.
Row 130: With A, ssk, k across - 31 sts.
Row 131: With A, knit.
Rows 132-191: Rep last 2 rows until only 1 st rem, end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Fasten off.
Stripes
Row 1 (RS):
From RS with B, pick up and k142 sts evenly spaced across diagonal edge.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 144 sts.
Row 4: Knit.
Rows 5-12: Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 152 sts at the end of Row 11.
Cut B.
Rows 13-54: With C, rep last 2 rows 21 more times - 194 sts at the end of Row 53.
Cut C.
Rows 55-88: With D, rep last 2 rows 17 more times - 228 sts at the end of Row 87.
Row 89 (RS): With D, knit.
Bind off.

SECOND CORNER PIECE
Work same as First Corner Piece, casting on with L, and using K for second color.
Pick up sts along diagonal edge and work stripes with K, J and then I.
CENTER STRIP
With E, cast on 2 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 (RS): K1, kfb - 3 sts.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K to last st, kfb - 4 sts.
Rows 5-60: Rep last 2 rows 28 times - 32 sts.
Row 61: Knit.
Row 62 (RS): With G, k1; with F, k30; with F, k last st but do not remove it from left needle; with E, k the same st tbl - 33 sts.
Row 63 and all WS Rows: Knit, working all E sts with E, all F sts with F, and all G sts with G.
Row 64: With G, k2; with F, k30; with E, kfb - 34 sts.
Row 66: With G, k3; with F, k29; with E, k1, kfb - 35 sts.
Note: In the following rows, you will continue as established, working 1 more st with G, 1 less st with F and increasing 1 st with E at the end of each RS row. Markers are used to separate the different sections of color.
Row 68: With G, k4, pm; with F, k28, pm; with E, k to last st, kfb - 36 sts.
Rows 70-122: With G, k to marker, remove marker, k1, pm; with F, k to next marker, sm; with E, k to last st, kfb - 63 sts.
Row 124 (RS): Remove markers as you work this row, with G, ssk, k32; with E, k to last st, kfb - 64 sts.
Row 125 (WS): Knit, working all E sts with E and all G sts with G.
Row 126 (RS): With H, ssk, k30; with G, k1; with F, k30; with F, k last st but do not remove from left needle, with E, k same st tbl - 64 sts.
Row 127 and all WS Rows: Knit, working all E sts with E, all F sts with F, all G sts with G, and all H sts with H.
Row 128: With H, ssk, k29; with G, k2; with F, k30; with E, kfb - 64 sts.
Note: In the following rows, you will continue as established, decreasing 1 st at beg, working 1 less st each with H and F, 1 more st with G, and increasing 1 st with E at the end of each RS row.
Markers are used to separate the different sections of color.
Row 130: With H, ssk, k28, pm; with G, k3, pm; with F, k29, pm; with E, k to last st, kfb - 64 sts.
Rows 132-186: With H, ssk, k to marker, sm; with G, k to marker, remove marker, k1, pm; with F, k to marker, sm; with E, k to last st, kfb.
Row 188 (RS): Remove markers as you work this row, with G, ssk, k32; with E, k to last st, kfb - 64 sts.
Row 189 (WS): Knit, working all E sts with E and all G sts with G.
Rows 190-317: Rep Rows 126-189 two more times.
Row 318 (RS): With H, ssk, k30, with G, k1, with F, k31 - 63 sts. Cut E.
Note: In the following rows, you will continue as established, decreasing 1 st at beg of each RS row, working 1 less st each with H and F, and 1 more st with G.
Markers are used to separate the different sections of color.
Row 320 (RS): With H, ssk, k29, pm; with G, k2, pm; with F, k30 - 62 sts.
Rows 322-378: With H, ssk, k to marker, sm; with G, k to next marker, remove marker, k1, pm; with F, k to end of row - 33 sts at the end of Row 378.
Cut F.
Row 380 (RS): Remove markers as you work this row, with G, ssk, k to end of row - 32 sts.
Row 381 (WS): Knit.
Cut G.
Row 382 (RS): With H, ssk, k to end - 31 sts.
Row 383 (WS): Knit.
Rows 384-443: Rep last 2 rows 30 times - 1 st rem.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Seam long edges of First and Second Corners to long sides of Center Strip to make Afghan.
Border
From RS with B, pick up and k220 sts evenly spaced across one long edge.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 222 sts.
Bind off.
From RS with B, pick up and k158 sts evenly spaced across lower edge.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row (RS): Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 160 sts.
Bind off.
With K, rep borders across opposite long and short sides.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
Pm = place marker rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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