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NYC Skyline Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90115AD Celebrate the Big Apple with this intarsia colorwork afghan featuring New York City's famous skyline.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
About 40 x 52 in. (101.5 x 132 cm), including borders



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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long.
17 sts + 23 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.

Seed Stitch
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

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


Use a separate ball of yarn for each color.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.


Chart is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Follow Chart from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows.


Vertical stripes on buildings and all windows are worked in duplicate stitch when knitting is complete.


Zigzag lines on top tiers of Chrysler building are embroidered straight sts, done when knitting is complete.


Charts appear in the following order: top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right.

With B, cast on 218 sts.

Work in Seed st until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg for lower border.

Next Row: Following Row 1 of Right Half of Chart, work in Seed st over first 9 sts (for side border); work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) over next 100 sts; following Row 1 of Left Half of Chart work in St st over next 100 sts; work in Seed st over last 9 sts (for side border).

Keeping first and last 9 sts in Seed st for border, continue to follow Charts until Row 209 has been completed.

With A, work in Seed st for 2 in.

(5 cm) for top border.

Bind off.

Following Chart, work windows and vertical stripes on Empire State and Chrysler buildings in duplicate st.

On top tiers of Chrysler building, embroider straight st zigzag lines.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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