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Lion Country Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 80046 Want a little challenge? Create this incredible All-American Intarsia map of the United States!

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
About 40 x 66 in. (101.5 x 167.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 1, 2010)
1. Afghan is worked in intarsia. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Twist yarns on WS to prevent gaps between color sections.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

860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


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Note: (A)

860-105 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Silver Blue

Lightest gray-blue


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Note: (B)

860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire

Brilliant blue


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Note: (C)

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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Note: (D)

860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


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Note: (E)

860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


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Note: (F)

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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Note: (G)

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


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Note: (H)

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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Note: (I)

860-134 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Terracotta

Pumpkin orange


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Note: (J)

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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Note: (K)

860-141 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Wild Berry

Deep orchid purple


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Note: (L)

860-143 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Antique Rose Deep medium rose



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Note: (M)

860-144 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Magenta Rich, deep purple-pink
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Note: (N)

860-146 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Purple Cool light purple
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Note: (O)

860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple Medium purple


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Note: (P)

860-148 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Burgundy

Deep wine


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Note: (Q)

860-149 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Silver Grey

Medium sterling gray


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Note: (R)

860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


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Note: (S)

860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green

Bright yellow-green


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Note: (T)

860-171 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Fern

Vibrant apple green


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Note: (U)

860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green Vibrant medium green
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Note: (V)

860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green Light muted green


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Note: (W)

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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Note: (X)

860-180 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Cranberry Deep red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (Y)

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (90 cm) long
GAUGE:
16 sts and 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
1.

Afghan is worked in intarsia.

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent gaps between color sections.
2.

For ease in working, print out all charts, then tape charts together following chart assembly diagram to make a single large chart.
3.

Charts are worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Follow Charts from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows.
4.

Stitch markers are placed between the Garter st borders and between the individual Charts.

Slip the markers as you come to them.
5.

Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With A, cast on 272 sts.
Knit 6 rows for Garter st border.
Next Row (RS): With A, k6 for Garter st border, place marker (pm); working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), follow Row 1 of Chart 1 over next 65 sts, pm, Row 1 of Chart 2 over next 65 sts, pm, Row 1 of Chart 3 over next 65 sts, pm, Row 1 of Chart 4 over next 65 sts; pm, with A, k6 for Garter st border.
Next Row (WS): With A, k6 for Garter st border, slip marker (sm); working in St st, follow Row 2 of Chart 4 over next 65 sts, sm, Row 2 of Chart 3 over next 65 sts, sm, Row 2 of Chart 2 over next 65 sts, sm, Row 2 of Chart 1 over next 65 sts; sm, with A, k6 for Garter st border.
Keeping first and last 6 sts in Garter st (k every row) and rem sts in St st, continue to follow Charts until all 211 rows are completed.

Note: After completing the 52 rows of Charts 1, 2, 3, and 4, work the 53 rows of Charts 5, 6, 7, and 8, then Charts 9, 10, 11, and 12, and finally Charts 13, 14, 15, and 16.
Knit 6 rows for Garter st border.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.



Chart 1

Chart 2

Chart 3

Chart 4

Chart 5

Chart 6

Chart 7

Chart 8

Chart 9

Chart 10

Chart 11

Chart 12

Chart 13

Chart 14

Chart 15

Chart 16

Assembly Diagram

Click here for a separate PDF (will open in a new window) of all the charts.

These charts are larger than the images above.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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