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Centerpiece Treasure Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60135AD Knitting in the round and increasing out from the center gives this beautiful blanket its unusual shape.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: One Size, XS
About 64 x 64 in. [162.5 x 162.5 cm] square. Since piece is not a perfect square, measurement will not be exact.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-402 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat

Cream brushed with darkest brown


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Note: (A)

620-140 Wool-Ease Yarn: Rose Heather

Light rose with soft gray


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620-104 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blush Heather

Light rose and soft cream


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620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


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620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


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620-127 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mink Brown

Dark brown with tan


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620-177 Wool-Ease Yarn: Loden

Dark pine green


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Note: (G)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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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 needle Size 8 [5 mm] 24 in. [61 cm] Circular needle Size 8 [5 mm] 36 in. [91.5 cm]
GAUGE:
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st worked in the round (k every round). 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)

An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.

M1 as if to purl (make 1 st as if to

purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Purl this new stitch through the back loop.

NOTES:
Afghan is worked from center out, beginning with a few stitches and increasing to many.

Change to longer needle lengths as needed.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN With double pointed needles and A, cast on 8 sts.

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

Join, taking care not to twist sts and place marker for beg of rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit.

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

Rnds 3-6: * K to marker, M1 at marker, rep from * to end of rnd – 4 sts inc every rnd – 28 sts at end of Rnd 6.

Rnd 7: Change to B.

* K to marker, M1 at marker, rep from * to end of rnd – 32 sts.

Rnds 8-12: * P to marker, M1 as if to purl at marker, rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 13-18: * K to marker, M1 at marker, rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 7-18, working in the following color sequence: C, D, E, C, B, A, F, G, F, A, D, E, G.

After working final Rnd 18 (in G), continue with G in garter st (p 1 rnd, k 1 rnd) for 5 rnds.

Bind off all sts loosely.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)


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