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Lover's Knot Afghan
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: 60704AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 14, 2008)
Twisted Knit Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: Knit through back loop. Rep Rows 1-2 for Twisted Knit.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

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 51.96

Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm) 36 in. or longer
GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in OXOX Cable pattern, slightly stretched. 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:
2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/1 LC (2 over 1 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, p1, k2 from cable needle.
2/1 RC (2 over 1 right cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work, k2, p1 from cable needle.



STITCH PATTERNS
Twisted Knit
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: Knit through back loop.
Rep Rows 1-2 for Twisted Knit.



OXOX Cable (12 st panel)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): K2, p8, k2.
Row 2: P2, k8, p2.
Row 4: P2, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p2.
Rows 5-7: Rep Rows 1-3.
Row 8: P2, 2/2 LC, 2/2 RC, p2.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 5-8.
Rows 13-16: Rep Rows 1-4.
Rep Rows 1-16 for OXOX Cable.



Clustered Braid (20 st panel)
Row 1 (WS): K4 (p4, k4) twice.
Row 2: P4, 2/2 RC, p4, 2/2 LC, p4.
Row 3 and all WS rows: Knit the k sts and purl the p sts.
Row 4: P3, 2/1 RC, 2/1 LC, p2, 2/1 RC, 2/1 LC, p3.
Row 6: P2, (2/1 RC, p2, 2/1 LC) twice, p2.
Row 8: P2, k2, p4, 2/2 RC, p4, k2, p2.
Row 10: P2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: P2, (2/1 LC, p2, 2/1 RC) twice, p2.
Row 16: P3, 2/1 LC, 2/1 RC, p2, 2/1 LC, 2/1 RC, p3.
Rows 18 and 20: Rep Rows 2 and 4.
Row 22: P3, (k2, p2) twice, k2, sl last 6 sts worked onto cable needle and wrap yarn 4 times counterclockwise around these 6 sts, sl 6 sts back to right-hand needle, p2, k2, p3.
Row 24: Rep Row 16.
Rep Rows 1-24 for Clustered Braid.

NOTES:
Afghan is worked on circular needle (back and forth as if working on straight needles) to accommodate large number of sts.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
Cast on 194 sts.


Row 1: Work 5 sts in Garter st (k every row), 1 st in Twisted Knit, (12 sts in OXOX Cable, 1 st in Twisted Knit, 20 sts in Clustered Braid, 1 st in Twisted Knit) 5 times, 12 sts in OXOX Cable, 1 st in Twisted knit, 5 sts in Garter st.
Work in patterns as established until piece measures 60 in.

(152.5 cm) from beginning.

Bind off loosely.



FINISHING
TASSEL (make 4)
Wrap yarn around cardboard 50 times.

Cut a piece of yarn about 12 in.

(30.5 cm) long and thread doubled onto large-eyed blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.

Cut another piece of yarn about 18 in.

(46 cm) long and wrap tightly around loops below top knot to form Tassel neck.

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

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

Attach a Tassel to each corner of Afghan.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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