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Artful Elegance Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 10018 We've recolored this catalog classic (and customer favorite) for a richer look. The unusual shape is achieved by knitting in the round and increasing out from the center.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 64 inches square. Since piece is not a perfect square, measurement is based on row gauge. Measurement of piece will vary greatly depending on where measurement is taken.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

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Rich, deep brown


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Light rose and soft cream


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620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


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620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


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620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
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620-125 Wool-Ease Yarn: Camel A sophisticated medium tan that's never out of style.
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Dark pine green


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Dark pine green with medium green


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Soft dark green with a hint of gray.


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620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


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Blue with greens and grays


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620-139 Wool-Ease Yarn: Dark Rose Heather

Violet red with gray heather


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620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


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620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather

Medium brown and burgundy


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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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GAUGE:
18stsand24rows=4"(10cm)overStst(konRS,ponWS). 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1 st) Knit rows Insert left needle from front to back under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st on left needle.

Knit this strand through back loop to twist it.



M1 (make 1 st) Purl rows Insert left needle from back to front under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st on left needle.

Purl this strand through front loop to twist it.

NOTES:
Many different lengths of circular needles are called for since throw begins with very few sts and ends with very many.


INSTRUCTIONS
THROW

Beg at center, with A and a dpn, cast on 8 sts.

Divide evenly on 4 dpns, with 2 sts on each needle.

Join, taking care not to twist sts and mark beg of rnd.



Rnd 1 Knit.



Rnd 2 * K 2, M1; rep from * to end of rnd – 12 sts.



Rnd 3 * K 3, M1; rep from * to end of rnd – 16 sts.



Rnds 4 - 6 Cont in this manner, knitting one st more every rnd before each M1 (4 sts are increased every row) – after Rnd 6 there will be 28 sts.



Color Rnd 1 Change to B and work rnd as previously – 32 sts.



Color Rnd 2 * P8, M1; rep from * to end of rnd.



Color Rnds 3 - 6 Cont as in this manner, purling one st more every rnd before each M1.



Color Rnd 7 * K 13, M1; rep from * to end of rnd.



Color Rnds 8 - 12 Cont as in this manner, knitting 1 st more every rnd before each M1.

Work 12 rnds in each color as for Color Rnds 1 - 12 as foll: knit Color Rnds 1 and 7 - 12, purl Color Rnds 2 - 6, and always work 1 stitch more every rnd before each M1.

Work in the foll color sequence: C, A, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O.

Change needle lengths as needed to accommodate number of sts.

After working color Rnds 1 - 12 in O, cont with O in garter st (p 1 rnd, k 1 rnd) for 5 rnds.

Bind off all sts loosely in knit.

Weave in ends.




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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