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Free Knitting Pattern: Flower Basket Afghan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes
Pattern #: L40163
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: One Size

About 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Use intarsia and basketweave stitch to knit this touchable and textured throw - embellish with flowers made with Vanna's Palette for a finishing touch. Designed by Nicky Epstein

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402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
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Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
 

Flower Basket Afghan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Basketweave with circular needle.

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:

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

PATTERN STITCH
Basketweave (worked over a multiple of 10 sts + 5 extra sts)
Rows 1, 3 and 5 (RS):
K 5, *p 5, k 5; rep from * to end.
Rows 2 and 4: P 5, *k 5, p 5; rep from * to end.
Rows 6, 8, and 10: k 5, *p 5, k 5; rep from * to end.
Rows 7 and 9: P 5, *k 5, p 5; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-10 for Basketweave.

K1, p1 Rib (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is worked in one piece, including borders, on a circular needle.
2. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3. Basket motif is worked in intarsia colorwork following a chart. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.
4. When working from chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
5. Basket Handle, Flowers and Leaves are worked separately, then sewn to Afghan.
6. Instructions are provided for Flowers and Leaves as shown – but this design is meant to encourage creativity, we suggest that you make Flowers and Leaves in colors and numbers as desired!
7. Trellis lines are embroidered onto basket after knitting is complete.




Colors for VANNA'S PALETTES
Peaceful

Duckie (G)
Pink (H)
Pink Poodle (I)
Goldfish (J)
Bluebell (K)
Little Boy Blue (L)
Mint (M)
Sweet Pea (N)
Iconic
Olive (O)
Mustard (P)
Terracotta (Q)
Cranberry (R)
Magenta (S)
Dusty Purple (T)
Eggplant (U)
Sapphire (V)

AFGHAN
With A, cast on 205 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Row 1 (RS): Work in K1, p1 Rib over first 5 sts, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Basketweave to last 5 sts, pm, work in K1, p1 Rib to end of row.
Rows 2-115: Work in K1, p1 Rib to first marker, slip marker (sm), work next row of Basketweave to next marker, sm, work in K1, p1 Rib to end of row.
Row 116 (WS): Work in K1, p1 Rib to first marker, sm, work in Basketweave over next 55 sts, pm, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) over next 85 sts, pm, work in Basketweave to next marker, sm, work in K1, p1 Rib to end of row.
Continue in patterns as established, keeping center 85 sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until 13 rows have been completed.
Begin Chart Next Row (RS): Work in patterns as established to 2nd marker (beg of St st section), beg with Row 1, work Basket Chart over next 85 sts, join a second ball of A and continue in patterns as established to end of row.
Continuing to work in patterns as established and following Chart for St st section until Row 54 of Chart has been completed.
With A continue to work in K1, p1 Rib and Basketweave as established and keeping center 85 sts in St st until a total of 250 rows have been completed in Basketweave.
Next Row (RS): Work in patterns as established to 2nd marker, remove marker and continue in Basketweave to next marker, remove next marker and continue in Basketweave to last marker, sm, continue in pattern as established to end of row.
Continue to work in patterns as established until a total of 360 rows have been completed in Basketweave.
Remove remaining markers on last row.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Basket Handle

With 2 double pointed needles (dpns) and C, cast on 8 sts.
Rows 1, 3, and 5 (WS): K1, p6, k1.
Row 2 and 6: P1, k6, p1.
Row 4: P1, sl next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work; k3, then k3 from cable needle, p1.
Rep Rows 1-6 until piece measures about 29 in. (73.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.
Sew Handle to top of basket on Afghan.
Embroidery
With C threaded into blunt needle, and following chart, embroider chain st to make trellis lines on basket.



ROSES (make 5, 1 each with G, H, I, R and S)
With 2 dpn, cast on 66 sts.
Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows.
Row 1: K6, *rotate left needle counterclockwise 360 degrees, k6; rep from * across.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K2tog; rep from * across – 33 sts.
Row 4: *P2tog; rep from * to last st, p1 – 17 sts.
Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 9 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through rem 9 sts, pull tight to gather and knot to secure.
Roll G, H, I and R Roses into a spiral and sew tog at base.
Layer G Rose onto Q Rose and sew tog at base.

STAR FLOWERS (make 2)
With 2 dpn and Q, cast on 6 sts.
*Bind off 5 sts. Cast on 5 sts.
Rep from * 5 more times to make petals.
Bind off.
Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through base of Flower and pull to gather. Knot securely.

BLUEBELLS (make 12 – 4 each with K, T and V)
With 2 dpn, cast on 43 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, yarn over, k5, sl 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over first st, yarn over; rep from * to last st, k1 – 29 sts.
Row 2: P1, *p3tog, p1; rep from * to end – 15 sts.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog; rep from * to end – 8 sts.
Turn, pass 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th sts over first st. Fasten off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. With yarn tail, sew ends of piece together to make flower.

FLORETS (make 12 – make 6 with N, 5 with O and 2 with P)
With 2 dpn, cast on 21 sts.
Work 3 rows in Garter st (k every row), then pass each st, one at a time over first st. Fasten off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.
Roll piece into a spiral and sew together at base.

BIG LOOPY FLOWERS (make 4 – make 2 with L as first color and V as second and 2 with colors reversed)
With 2 dpn and first color, cast on 65 sts.
Row 1: *With second color, k1, bind off 11; rep from * to end of row – 10 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

SMALL LOOPY FLOWERS (make 2 – 1 with L as first color and V as second and 2 with colors reversed)
With 2 dpn and first color, cast on 50 sts.
Row 1: *With second color, k1, bind off 8; rep from * to end of row – 10 sts, Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

POSIES (make 2)
With 2 dpn and H cast on 35 sts.
Work in Garter st for 4 rows.
Next Row: *K1, bind off 5; rep from * to end of row – 10 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely. With yarn tail, sew ends of piece together to make flower.

SMALL LEAVES (make 12)
With 2 dpn and D, cast on 9 sts.
Rows 1 and 3: K3, s2kp, k3.
Row 2: K1, M1, k2, p1, k2, M1, k1.
Row 4: K3, p1, k3.
Row 5: K2, s2kp, k2.
Row 6: K2, p1, k2.
Row 7: K1, s2kp, k1.
Row 8: K1, p1, k1.
Row 9: S2kp.
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

LARGE LEAVES (make 7)
With 2 dpn and D, cast on 15 sts.
Row 1: K6, s2kp, k6 – 13 sts.
Row 2: K6, p1, k6.
Row 3: K5, s2kp, k5.
Row 4: K5, p1, k5.
Row 5: K4, s2kp, k4.
Row 6: K4, p1, k4.
Row 7: K3, s2kp, k3.
Row 8: K3, p1, k3.
Row 9: K2, s2kp, k2.
Row 10: K2, p1, k2.
Row 11: K1, s2kp, k1.
Row 12: K1, p1, k1.
Row 13: S2kp.
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Following photo, or as desired sew Flowers and Leaves to Afghan. Sew a few Flowers and Leaves to corners of Afghan and remaining Flowers and Leaves to basket on Afghan.
Layer some Flowers on top of other Flowers. Use contrast color yarn to embroider French knots as desired in centers of some Flowers.
Weave in ends.


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


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Pattern Average Rating: *1.0 (based on 1 review)
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Flower Basket Afghan Reviewed by LiNelle Woodall on 2014-08-23 *
Was this pattern tested before it was put on your website. There are so many mistakes that I can't mention them all. The 2 required palates do not contain enough yarn to make the flowers and leaves, letters for colors in the palates are mentioned that don't exist, some flowers are shown in your picture but no instructions are available. In other words, this is an expensive disaster.


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