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Felted and Mended Afghan
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90089AD Express your creativity with this unique afghan!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 x 56 in. (106.5 x 142 cm), after felting.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 51.96
Note: (A)

620-120 Wool-Ease: Chili

Burnt orange-red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (B)

620-198 Wool-Ease Yarn: Clove

Deep olive green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


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

GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A 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.

Blocks are knit as rectangles.

During felting process, Blocks will become Square.


2.

Embroidery is worked onto felted Blocks, then Blocks are sewn together to make Afghan.


3.

Pattern is designed to encourage creativity.

Embroidered motifs are meant to be freeform, simple shapes.

Change the scale of the motifs or embroider more or fewer stitches to vary the motifs.

If desired, simple shapes such as squares or triangles can be outlined with masking tape on surface of Afghan, and embroidery worked within the outlined shapes.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLOCK (make 12)
With A, cast on 76 sts.


Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 21 in.

(53.5 cm) from beginning.


Bind off.



FINISHING
Felting
Wash Blocks by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

Felted Blocks should measure about 14 x 14 in.

(35.5 x 35.5 cm).

Allow to dry completely.


Embroidery
With B, embroider straight st shapes onto each felted Block as desired.

In our Afghan, we embroidered square, rectangle, triangle, chevron, and diamond shapes.


Assembly
Arrange embroidered Blocks on a flat surface in 3 rows of 4 Blocks each.

From RS, with C, sew straight sts back and forth between Blocks to join.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k1b = knit through the back loop
k2tog = knit 2 together
k2togb = Knit 2 stitches together through back loop
k3tog = knit 3 together
k3togb = Knit 3 stitches together through back loop
p1b = purl through the back loop
p2togb = purl 2 together in back
p3tog = purl 3 together
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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