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Knitted Color block afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 865
Advanced Beginner: The soft texture and rich colors of Homespun yarn are featured in this exclusive, easy-to-knit patchwork afghan with a unifying ribbon-effect border 44 inches by 56 inches.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
44 inches x 56 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique Heathered Solid Subdued burgundy and rich, true red
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.54

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo

Heathered Solid Light cool beige


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-318 Homespun Yarn: Sierra

'Painterly' color Medium tans and browns


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-301 Homespun Yarn: Shaker

Tweed Muted camel, cream and medium gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
GAUGE:
12 sts and 20 rows = 4” on Size 10 needles in reverse St st. TO INSURE PROPER SIZE, 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. 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:
Afghan is worked in strips.

Strips are joined, then edging is worked on top, bottom and side edges.

If desired, you can work the rectangles of each color that make up the strips as separate pieces.

Arrange them as desired and seam them to make strips.

Then finish as Strip Version.


INSTRUCTIONS
PATTERN STITCH

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Row 2 (RS): K 2, p across to last 2 sts, k 2.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat st.
STRIP VERSION (make 6 per color or with colors arranged as desired)

Strip #1: With straight needles and A, cast on 18 sts.

*Work 5 rows in garter st (k every row).

Beg with a WS row, work in pat st for approx 7", ending with a RS row.

Work 5 rows in garter st*.

Cont to foll chart for Strip #1, change to B (on RS row), rep from * to * above.

Cont to foll chart for Strip #1, rep from * to * until all six colors in Strip #1 have been completed.

Bind off 18 sts.

Strip #2: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #2 colors.

Strip #3: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #3 colors.

Strip #4: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #4 colors.

Strip #5: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #5 colors.

Strip #6: Work as for Strip #1, foll chart for Strip #6 colors.

ASSEMBLY

After all strips are worked, join strips tog using flat seam.

Weave in ends.

Border Pat: **Using circular needle and C, pick up and k 108 sts along top edge of Afghan.

Working back and forth on circular needle, with C, k 3 more rows inc 1 st at each end of next RS row.

Change to D.

With D, k 6 rows, inc 1 st at each end of every RS row.

Change to B; do not cut color D (RS row).

Note: There will be no incs in color B rows.

Next row: *Sl 2 sts as if to p wyib, k 4 sts in B*, rep from * to * across, ending sl 2 sts.

Next row:*Sl 2 sts wyif, k 4 sts in B*, rep from * to * across, ending sl 2.

With D and resuming incs on RS rows, work 2 rows knitting previous color D sts and slipping color B sts keeping yarn across slipped sts on WS.

Return to color B and work 2 rows of sl st pat as above (no incs).

Return to color D, k 8 rows inc 1 st at each end of RS row.

Bind off all sts on last row.** Rep Border pat from ** to ** on bottom edge of Afghan.

Rep Border Pat from ** to ** on each side edge of Afghan, however, picking up 144 sts instead of 108 sts.



FINISHING

Join border corners with flat seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front


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