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Home : Patterns : Warm Up America Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Warm Up America Afghan

Lion Brand« Homespun®
Pattern #: khs-warmUpAmericaAfghan
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
49 inches x 63 inches

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Warm Up America! is an initiative from the Craft Yarn Council to create warm afghans for donation. Each afghan is made of individual squares that are then sewn together as shown in this pattern. This is a great project to do with a group of beginning knitters!
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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
Homespun®

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Color (C)
Homespun®

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Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
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Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Tumbleweed Vintage Purple Haze
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Abalone Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial
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$ 29.96  
Note: (A)
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•  790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
 

Warm Up America Afghan

Lion Brand« Homespun®

GAUGE:

Each Piece measures 7 inches x 9 inches (18 x 23 cm). 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

PATTERN I (Garter St) - make 17 in A
Cast on 25 sts.
Knit every row until piece measures 9 inches. Bind off as to knit.

PATTERN II (Seed St) - make 16 in B
Cast on 25 sts.
Row 1 K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across
Rep Row 1 for Pattern II until piece measures 9 inches. Bind off in pattern.

PATTERN III (Irish Moss St) - make 16 in C
Cast on 25 sts.
Rows 1 and 4: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
Rows 2 and 3: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Pattern III until piece measures 9 inches. Bind off in pattern on Row 2 or 4.

FINISHING
Sew together invisibly as per assembly diagram:

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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Warm Up America Afghan Reviewed by Evelyn Schipper on 2012-10-24 *****
This pattern is GREAT! It was easy and fast, I followed the easy instructions.

Although, I changed mine a little from the pattern.

- I used size 11 knit circular needle.
- I made mine one square wider and one square longer.
- I used a method called the 'amazingly flat crochet seam' to sew the squares together, this method helps with hiding the loose ends.
- I crotchet around the afghan in the same color as I used in sewing the squares together. It really adds color to the afghan.

The instructions for the 'amazingly flat crochet seam' can be found at http://grumpygirl.blogs.com/home/2007/08/tutorial-the-am.html

I made this one for my local School's 2012 Graduation party as a name drawing gift.


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