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4-Hour Bias Baby Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50561-2 Made with the new 'Speed Stix' size 50 needles, this blanket knits up in only hours!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 30 inches x 36 inches [76 x 91.5 cm].

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 21, 2005)
Row 7 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last 4 sts, k3tog, yo, k1. Repeat rows 7-8 until 7 sts remain. Next row Sk2p, k1, k3tog - 3 sts. Next row Purl. Bind off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-389 Homespun Yarn: Spring Green Heathered Solid Pastel green
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99

790-390 Homespun Yarn: Lavender Sachet

Heathered Solid Pale lavendar


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790-329 Homespun Yarn: Waterfall

'Painterly' color Denim and light sky blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

790-315 Homespun Yarn: Tudor

'Painterly' color Soft shades of cream, rose, and teal


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 50 [25 mm] ('Speed Stix')
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
6-inch [17.25 cm] square of cardboard
GAUGE:
4 sts + 4 rows = 4 inches [10cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) using 4 strands of yarn held together. 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:
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over-2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
An easy afghan knit on the diagonal from corner to corner.

Four strands of yarn are held together throughout.

Due to the nature of the fabric, gauge may vary throughout the knitting

Editor's Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut.

If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a loop fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With one strand of each color held together (4 strands), cast on 3 sts.
Rows 1 and 2 Inc in first st, k to end of row - 5 sts after row 2.
Row 3 (RS) K1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1.
Row 4 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 3-4 until diagonal edge measures about 30" [76 cm] - 43 sts.
Row 5 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last st, yo, k1.
Row 6 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 5-6 until longer diagonal edge measures about 36" [91.5 cm].
Row 7 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last 4 sts, k3tog, yo, k1.
Row 8 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 7-8 until 7 sts remain.
Next row Sk2p, k1, k3tog - 3 sts.
Next row Purl.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.



Tassels (make 4)
Holding all four yarns together, wrap yarn around 6" [15.25] cardboard 17 times.

Cut a 10" [25.5 cm] length of any of the yarns and thread doubled onto large-eyed blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at one edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at opposite edge of cardboard.

Cut an 8" [20.5 cm] length of yarn and wrap tightly around loops 1 1/2" [4 cm] below top knot to form Tassel neck.

Knot securely; thread ends into needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

Sew one tassel to each corner of afghan.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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