Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Mitered Squares Afghan
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L10348 Knitted in the beautiful changing shades of Amazing, this afghan has the warmth of wool with the washability of acrylic. Each panel of the 5 panels of this pattern is carefully explained, and the seaming details are explained with clear diagrams and instructions.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
About 50 x 62 in. (127 X 157.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 7, 2013)
Diamond 1 … Row 2: K8, place marker (pm), k3tog, k1, place marker (pm), k87 - 17 sts at the end of this row. … Row 4: Knit to 1 st 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 15 sts at the end of this row. Rep Rows 3 and 4 until 3 sts rem. Do not replace marker when working last row. Diamond 1B Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and B, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of first Border Panel, pm, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of 2nd Border Panel - 55 sts at the end of this row. Row 1 (WS): Knit. K26, pm, k29. Row 2: Knit to 1 st 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 53 sts at the end of this row. Diamond 5C Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and C, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 1B, pm, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 2B - 55 sts at the end of this row. Diamond 10E Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and E, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 8D, pm, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 9D - 55 sts at the end of this row. Row 1 (WS): Knit. K26, pm, k29. Row 2: Knit to 1 st 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 53 sts at the end of this row. Diamond 5B Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and B, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of 5th Border Panel, pm, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of 6th Border Panel - 55 sts at the end of this row. Diamond 6C Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and C, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 1B, pm, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 2B - 55 sts at the end of this row.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

825-212 Amazing Yarn: Mauna Loa

Bright fuchsia, electric purple, and vivid blue


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 41.45
Note: (A)

825-200 Amazing Yarn: Aurora

Bright pink, purple, mustard, and blue


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 41.45
Note: (B)

825-203 Amazing Yarn: Wildflowers

Light green, lavender, dusty pink, and blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.16
Note: (C)

825-209 Amazing Yarn: Vineyard

Burgundy, magenta, and chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.16
Note: (D)

825-202 Amazing Yarn: Rainforest

Olive, medium green, pea green, and yellow


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.87
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

GAUGE:
16 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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.

Afghan is made from 5 Panels; Top Panel, Lower Panel, 2 Side Panels, and Center Panel.

The Panels are sewn together following the Assembly Diagram.

2.

Each Panel is made from mitered diamonds.

Smaller diamonds are worked first.

Then stitches are picked up across 2 sides of adjoining diamonds to join them tog and beg working the next row of diamonds.

3.

The instructions will tell you how many sts to pick up along a specific edge.

Be sure to pick up sts as evenly spaced as possible.

4.

Follow the Assembly Diagram for placement of each Diamond and arrangement of Panels.


INSTRUCTIONS



LOWER PANEL Border Panel (make 5) Diamond 1 With A, cast on 19 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Row 2: K8, k3tog, k1, place marker (pm), k7 - 17 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Knit to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 15 sts at the end of this row.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 until 3 sts rem.

Do not replace marker when working last row.

Last Row (WS): K3tog.

Fasten off.

Diamonds 2 and 3 Work same as Diamond 1.

Diamond 4 Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and A, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 1, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 2 - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1.

Diamond 5 Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and A, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 2, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 3 - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1.

Diamond 6 Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and A, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 4, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 5 - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1.



Diamond 1B Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and B, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of first Border Panel, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of 2nd Border Panel - 55 sts at the end of this row.

Row 1 (WS): K26, pm, k29.

Row 2: Knit to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 53 sts at the end of this row.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 19 sts rem.

Change to E and rep Rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts rem.

Last Row (WS): K3tog.

Fasten off.

Diamond 2B Work same as Diamond 1B, picking up sts across left edge of 2nd Border Panel and right edge of 3rd Border Panel.

Diamond 3B Work same as Diamond 1B, picking up sts across left edge of 3rd Border Panel and right edge of 4th Border Panel.

Diamond 4BWork same as Diamond 1B, picking up sts across left edge of 4th Border Panel and right edge of 5th Border Panel.



Diamond 5C Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and C, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 1B, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 2B - 55 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1B.

Diamond 6C Work same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 2B and right edge of Diamond 3B.

Diamond 7CWork same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 3B and right edge of Diamond 4B.



Diamond 8D With D, work same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 5C and right edge of Diamond 6C.

Diamond 9DWith D, work same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 6C and right edge of Diamond 7C.



Diamond 10E Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and E, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 8D, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 9D - 55 sts at the end of this row.

Row 1 (WS): K26, pm, k29.

Row 2: Knit to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 53 sts at the end of this row.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 19 sts rem.

Change to D and rep Rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts rem.

Last Row (WS): K3tog.Fasten off.



TOP PANELMake same as Bottom Panel.



SIDE PANEL (make 2) Make 6 Border Panels for each Side Panel.

Diamonds 1B-4B Work same as Diamonds 1B-4B of Lower Panel.

Diamond 5B Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and B, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of 5th Border Panel, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of 6th Border Panel - 55 sts at the end of this row.Beg with Row 1, work as Diamond 1B.



Diamond 6C Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and C, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 1B, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 2B - 55 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1B.

Diamond 7C Work same as Diamond 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 2B and right edge of Diamond 3B.

Diamond 8C Work same as Diamond 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 3B and right edge of Diamond 4B.

Diamond 9CWork same as Diamond 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 4B and right edge of Diamond 5B.



Diamond 10D With D, work same as 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 6C and right edge of Diamond 7 C.

Diamond 11D Work same as Diamond 10D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 7C and right edge of Diamond 8C.

Diamond 12DWork same as Diamond 10D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 8C and right edge of Diamond 9C.



Diamond 13EWith E, work same as 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 10D and right edge of Diamond 11D.

Diamond 14EWork same as Diamond 13E, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 11D and right edge of Diamond 12D.



CENTER PANEL Diamond 1D With D, cast on 19 sts.Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.



Diamond 2E Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and E, cast on 10 sts, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 1D - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.

Diamond 3E Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and E, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 1D, cast on 10 sts - 19 sts at the end of this row.Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.



Diamond 4D With D, work same as Diamond 2E, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 2E.

Diamond 5D Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and D, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 2E, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 3E - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.

Diamond 6DWith D, work same as Diamond 3E, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 3E.



Diamond 7E With E, work same as Diamond 5D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 4D and right edge of Diamond 5D.

Diamond 8EWith E, work same as Diamond 5D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 5D and right edge of Diamond 6D.



Diamond 9DWith D, work same as Diamond 5D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 7E and right edge of Diamond 8E.



FINISHING Arrange Panels as shown in Assembly Diagram and sew together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(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
k3tog = knit 3 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images