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Colleen's Delight Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90500AD This stunning afghan combines beautiful texture with gorgeous colors to create a truly unique piece.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 45 x 55 in. (114.5 x 139.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 15, 2010)
Color Pattern , Row 1 (WS): With first color, k1, p1, k1; purl to last 3 sts; k1, p1, k1. Row 2: With second color, k1, p1, k1; k1, sl 1 wyif, k1, *sl 1 wyib, k1, sl 1 wyif, k1; rep from * to last 3 5 sts: sl 1 wyib, k1, k1, p1, k1. Row 3: With second color, k1, p1, k1; p3, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 3 5 sts; sl 1 wyif, p1, k1, p1, k1. Row 4: With first color, k1, p1, k1; k1, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last 5 3 sts; sl 1 wyib, k1; k1, p1, k1. Row 5: With first color, k1, p1, k1; purl to last 3 sts; k1, p1, k1. Row 6: With second color, k1, p1, k1; k1, sl 1 wyib, k1, *sl 1 wyif, k1, sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from * to last 3 5 sts; sl 1 wyif, k1, k1, p1, k1 Row 7: With second color, k1, p1, k1; p1, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 5 3 sts; sl 1 wyif, p1; k1 p1, k1. Row 8: With first color, k1, p1, k1; k3, *sl 1 wyib, k3; repeat from * to last 3 5 sts; sl 1 wyib, k1, k1, p1, k1. Rep Rows 1-8 for Color Pattern.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-165 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blossom

Light pink


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Note: (A)

620-121 Wool-Ease: Caramel

Auburn brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Note: (B)

620-198 Wool-Ease Yarn: Clove

Deep olive green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Note: (C)

620-184 Wool-Ease Yarn: Aloe

Medium pea green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Note: (D)

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed Stitch (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across to last st, k last st.


Rep Row 1 for Seed st.

NOTES:
Afghan is worked in 3 strips.

Strips are seamed together, then sts are picked up to work a Seed st border along all sides.



Color Pattern
Row 1 (WS): With first color, k1, p1, k1; purl to last 3 sts; k1, p1, k1.


Row 2: With second color, k1, p1, k1; k1, sl 1 wyif, k1, *sl 1 wyib, k1, sl 1 wyif, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts: sl 1 wyib, k1, k1, p1, k1.


Row 3: With second color, k1, p1, k1; p3, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts; sl 1 wyif, p1, k1, p1, k1.


Row 4: With first color, k1, p1, k1; k1, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts; k1, p1, k1.


Row 5: With first color, k1, p1, k1; purl to last 3 sts; k1, p1, k1.


Row 6: With second color, k1, p1, k1; k1, sl 1 wyib, k1, *sl 1 wyif, k1, sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts; sl 1 wyif, k1, k1, p1, k1
Row 7: With second color, k1, p1, k1; p1, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts; k1 p1, k1.


Row 8: With first color, k1, p1, k1; k3, *sl 1 wyib, k3; repeat from * to last 5 sts; sl 1 wyib, k1, k1, p1, k1.


Rep Rows 1-8 for Color Pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN

STRIPS 1 and 3
With D, cast on 63 sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Change to B and knit one (RS) row.


With B as first color and A as second color, rep Rows 1-8 of Color Pattern until piece measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg.


Change to E and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm).


Change to D and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to E and knit one (RS) row.


With E as first color and C as second color, rep Rows 1-8 of Color Pattern until piece measures about 28 in.

(71 cm) from beg.


Change to A and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm).


Change to D and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to A and knit one (RS) row.

With A as first color and E as second color, rep Rows 1-8 of Color Pattern until piece measures about 44 in.

(112 cm) from beg.


Change to C and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to E and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm).

Bind off.



STRIP 2
With A, cast on 63 sts.

Knit one row.


With A as first color and E as second color, rep Rows 1-8 of Color Pattern until piece measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from beg.


Change to C and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to E and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to A and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to B and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to E and knit one (RS) row.


With E as first color and D as second color, rep Rows 1-8 of Color Pattern until piece measures about 32 in.

(81.5 cm) from beg.


Change to C and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to E and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to D and work in St st for 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.


Change to B and knit one (RS) row.


With B as first color and A as second color, rep Rows 1-8 of Color Pattern until piece measures about 52 in.

(132 cm) from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING
With Strips in numerical order, 1-2-3, seam together along long sides.


Side Borders
Notes:
1. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

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


2. The number of sts picked up worked well on our afghan - you may need to adjust this number slightly for your own Afghan.

You can determine the number of sts to pick up by working a border on a St st swatch.

Divide the number of sts you picked up on the swatch by the length of the swatch to determine the number of sts you should pick up per inch (cm).



From RS with circular needle and D, pick up and k220 sts evenly spaced along one long side of Afghan.

Work in Seed st for 1 1/2 in.

(3.8 cm).

Bind off.

In same way, work border along opposite side edge of Afghan.


End Borders
From RS with circular needle and D, pick up and k198 sts evenly spaced along one end of Throw including ends of side borders.


Work in Seed st for 1 1/2 in.

(3.8 cm).

Bind off.


In same way, work border along opposite end of Afghan.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front


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