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Artful Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 1190 This technicolor wonder will add pizzazz to any room. 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 diameter.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-190 Wool-Ease Yarn: Copper (discontinued) Warm, golden brown with an organge tint.
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Note: (A)

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Note: (B)

620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
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Note: (C)

620-133 Wool-Ease Yarn: Guava (discontinued) A soft dusty orange-ish rose.
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620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather

Medium brown and burgundy


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620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


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620-139 Wool-Ease Yarn: Dark Rose Heather

Violet red with gray heather


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620-144 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grape Heather (discontinued) A medium violet with hints of gray.
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620-145 Wool-Ease Yarn: Plum (discontinued) A deep reddish purple.
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620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


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620-115 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Mist

Blue with greens and grays


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620-130 Wool-Ease Yarn: Green Heather DISCONTINUED

Soft dark green with a hint of gray.


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Note: (M)

620-180 Wool-Ease Yarn: Forest Green Heather

Dark pine green with medium green


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620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 8
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 08
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular Knitting Needles 24 inches Size 08
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) over St st. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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 back to front 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:
Increasing lengths of circular needles are required because throw begins in center with 8 sts and ends at outer edge with 748 sts.


INSTRUCTIONS



THROW

Beg at center.

With A and a dpn, cast on 8 sts.

Divide sts 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 as established, knitting one more st 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 established – 32 sts.

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

Color Rnds 3-6: Cont as established, purling one more st every rnd before each M1.

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

Color Rnds 8-12: Cont as established, knitting 1 more st every rnd before each M1.

Work12 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 more st 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 the increasing 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
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
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)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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