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Homespun Pinwheel Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 1216
Our knit interpretation of the traditional pinwheel quilt will add character to any room of the house.

60 inches x 60 inches.

Shown in Deco, Mission, Antique, Colonial, and Country Homespun.

Size 8 (5 mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 60 inches square

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco

Heathered Solid Soft cream


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.96
Note: MC

790-303 Homespun Yarn: Mission DISCONTINUED TweedDark brick, blue and evergreen with a hint of black.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.18
Note: A

790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique Heathered Solid Subdued burgundy and rich, true red
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.36
Note: B

790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial

Heathered Solid Dark and medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: C

790-304 Homespun Yarn: Country DISCONTINUED TweedIntense dark forest green.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.18
Note: D
GAUGE:
17 sts = 4 3/4" (12 cm) wide and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) long over St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.

NOTES:
All SQUARES are worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS); INSIDE and OUTSIDE BORDERS are worked in garter st (k every row).

When sewing the solid MC squares of every size, make sure they all face the same direction.


INSTRUCTIONS
AFGHAN

CENTER STAR SQUARES

Each Center Star Square is 5" x 5" and is worked as foll: Cast on 18 sts (in color indicated on chart), work 24 rows of chart in St st, bind off as per Row 25 of chart.

Working as above and according to charts, work 4 squares over Chart 1, 4 squares over Chart 2, 4 squares over Chart 3, and 4 squares solid in MC (cast on 18 sts, work 24 rows in St st, bind off on 25th row) – 16 Center Star Squares total.

Sew these squares tog invisibly as per Assembly Diagram (also see Assembly Note above about solid MC squares).
CENTER BORDER SQUARES

Each Center Border Square is 4" x 4" and is worked as foll: Cast on 15 sts (in color indicated on chart), work 19 rows of chart in St st, bind off as per Row 20 of chart.

Working as above and according to chart, work 20 squares over Chart 4 and 4 squares solid in MC – 24 Center Border Squares total.

Sew these squares tog and to Center Star Squares as per Assembly Diagram (also see Assembly Note above about solid MC squares).
INSIDE BORDER

(each side is picked up and worked separately) With RS facing and B, pick up and knit 100 sts evenly along one side.

Working in garter st (k every row) inc 1 st each end every other row until 6 rows have been worked – 106 sts.

Rep last 6 rows in A, then D – 118 sts.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Work three other sides to correspond.

Sew corners tog – piece measures approximately 35" square.
OUTSIDE SQUARES

Each Outside Square is 7" x 7" and is worked as foll: Cast on 25 sts (in color indicated on chart), work 34 rows of chart in St st, bind off as per Row 35 of chart.

Working as above and according to chart, work 6 squares over Chart 5 in A and MC, 6 squares over Chart 5 in B and MC, 4 squares over Chart 5 in C and MC, 4 squares over Chart 5 in D and MC, and 4 squares solid in MC – 24 Outside Squares total.

Sew these squares tog and to Inside Border as per Assembly Diagram (also see Assembly Note above about solid MC squares).



OUTSIDE BORDER

(each side is picked up and worked separately) With RS facing and C, pick up and knit 161 sts evenly along one side.

Working in garter st and inc 1 st each end every other row, work stripe as foll: 4 rows C; 4 rows MC; 4 rows A; 4 rows MC; 6 rows D; 4 rows MC; 6 rows B.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Work three other sides to correspond.

Sew corners tog.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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