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Color Rich Simple Knit Afghan
Lion Brand® Amazing® - Jiffy®
Pattern Number: L0243AD Different combinations of beautiful yarns make this simple afghan a stunning one.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 54 x 54 in. (137 x 137 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 19, 2011)
STRIP #3 (make 4) With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, cast on 25 sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg; end with a WS RS row. Change to 1 strand each of A and B C held tog. Next Row (Increase Row - RS): K3, kfb, (k5, kfb) 3 times, k to end of row - 29 sts at the end of this row. Beg with a purl row, work in St st until piece measures 27 in. (68.5 cm) from beg. Bind off.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

825-201 Amazing Yarn: Ruby

Ruby red, violet, sky blue, and gray


Quantity needed: 12 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 99.48
Note: (A)

825-204 Amazing Yarn: Mesa

Burnt orange, gold, brown, red, and violet


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Note: (B)

450-135 Jiffy Yarn: Rust

Burnt orange-red


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (C)

450-137 Jiffy Yarn: Blush

Dusty mauve


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Note: (D)

450-138 Jiffy Yarn: Grape

Deep royal purple


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
11 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 1 strand A and 1 strand C held tog; 13 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st, with 2 strands A held tog. 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:
kfb (knit into front and then back of same stitch)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.



PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch (over even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 4 Blocks, each Block is made of 3 Strips.


2.

Afghan is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.
3.

The stitch count changes slightly to accommodate the different gauges of the yarns used.
4.

After the Strips are seamed, sts are picked up and a Seed st Border is worked across each edge.
5.

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts of Border.

Work Back and forth in circular needles as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIP #1 (make 4)
With 1 strand each of A and E held tog, cast on 25 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 9 in.

(23 cm) from beg; end with a WS (purl) row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Change to 2 strands of B held tog.
Next Row (Increase Row - RS): K3, kfb, (k5, kfb) 3 times, k to end of row - 29 sts at the end of this row.
Continue in St st until piece measures 27 in.

(68.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.



STRIP #2 (make 4)
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 29 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 18 in.

(45.5 cm) from beg; end with a WS row.
Change to 1 strand each of A and D held tog.
Next Row (Decrease Row - RS): K3, k2tog, (k5, k2tog) 3 times, k to end of row - 25 sts at the end of this row.
Continue in St st until piece measures 27 in.

(68.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.



STRIP #3 (make 4)
With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, cast on 25 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 9 in.

(23 cm) from beg; end with a WS row.
Change to 1 strand each of A and B held tog.
Next Row (Increase Row - RS): K3, kfb, (k5, kfb) 3 times, k to end of row - 29 sts at the end of this row.
Beg with a purl row, work in St st until piece measures 27 in.

(68.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagrams, seam Strips to make 4 Blocks; seam Blocks to make Afghan.
Side Borders (make 2)
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and E held tog, pick up and k148 sts across one edge of Afghan.
Work in Seed st for 4 rows.
Bind off.

Rep across opposite edge.



Top and Bottom Borders (make 2)
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k154 sts across one of the remaining edges (pick up sts across edges of side borders and edge of Afghan).
Work in Seed st for 4 rows.
Bind off.
Rep across opposite edge.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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