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Autumn Lace Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 80878AD
This lace afghan works up quickly with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: One Size
About 46 x 54 in. (117 x 137 cm)
640-125 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Hazelnut
Rich, light golden brown
Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
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8 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Lace Pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
sk2p Slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over - 2 sts decreased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time to right needle, insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together - 1 st decreased.
Seed St (over odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from *, end k1.
Row 2: Knit the p sts and purl the k sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
Row 1: K1, * yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, * k1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * across.
Row 5: K1, * (yo, ssk) twice, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 7: K1, * k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2; repeat from * across.
Row 9: K1, * (yo, ssk) twice, yo, sk2p, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 11: K1, * k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4; repeat from * across.
Row 13: K1, * k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3; repeat from * across.
Row 15: K1, * k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k2; repeat from * across.
Row 17: K1, * (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 19: K2tog, yo, * (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * across, end (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) 3 times.
Row 20: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-20 for Lace Pattern.
Afghan is worked in one piece with a Seed st border on each of the 4 sides of the Afghan.
Beginning with the Set-up Row, you will be working the first and last 5 sts of the Afghan in Seed st (for the side borders) and the center 85 sts in the Lace Pattern.
The Lace Pattern used in this Afghan requires that you keep track of your sts and of which row you are working on.
In Row 1, we will tell you where to place st markers so that there are 12 sts between each set of markers.
As you work each RS row, count your sts every time you come to a marker.
You should have 12 sts between markers on every row.
If you do not have 12 sts, examine each st in your last rep and make any needed fixes (unravel st by st to make corrections) before continuing with the row.
Use a row counter to keep track of which rows of the 20-row Lace Pattern you have worked.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Cast on 95 sts.
Work 6 rows in Seed st for beginning border.
Set-up Row: Work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts (for side border), p to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st (for side border).
Begin Lace Pattern
Row 1: Work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts, place a marker (pm), work Row 1 of Lace Pattern over next 84 sts as follows: k1, * pm, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, rep from * to last 5 sts, pm, work last 5 sts in Seed st as established.
At the end of Row 1, you will have 7 reps of Row 1 of the Lace Pattern - each rep is defined by the markers.
You should have 12 sts on your needle within each of these 7 reps.
Continue as established, keeping first and last 5 sts in Seed st (for side borders) and working Lace Pattern Rows 1-20 over center 85 sts, until 8 reps of Rows 1-20 of Lace Pattern have been completed and counting your sts across every RS row.
Work 6 rows in Seed st for border at remaining end.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
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