Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
6-Hour Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80216AD
The only thing more satisfying than this fast knit is wrapping up in it when you're done!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
34 x 54 in. [86.5 x 137 cm], not including fringe

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-380 Homespun Yarn: Fawn

Heathered Solid Soft beige


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (A)

790-403 Homespun Yarn: Earth

Heathered Solid True medium brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (B)

790-335 Homespun Yarn: Prairie

'Painterly' color Medium cool browns and olive green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (C)

790-381 Homespun Yarn: Barley

Tweed Mixed browns


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (D)

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


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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

GAUGE:
4 stitches = 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side rows, purl on wrong side rows) with 4 strands of yarn held together. NOTE Due to the nature of the fabric when working with Speed Stix, gauge may vary throughout the knitting and is not crucial to this project. 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:
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 fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.


INSTRUCTIONS



THROW
With 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D held together, cast on 34 stitches.
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2:Purl.


Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 54 in.

[137 cm] from beginning.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.
Fringe
Cut 68 strands of each color yarn each about 20 in.

[52 cm] long.

For each Fringe, hold one strand of each color (4 strands total) together and fold in half.

Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Afghan, forming a loop.

Pull ends of Fringe through this loop.

Pull to tighten.

Make one Fringe in each stitch along first and last rows of Throw.

Trim Fringe ends evenly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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