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Parallel Bars Afghan
Lion Brand® Silky Twist
Pattern Number: L10505

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 45 x 54 in. (114.5 x 137 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

927-203 Silky Twist Yarn: Paradise Pink

Bright magenta


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Deep blue-green


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Light steel gray


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927-213 Silky Twist Yarn: Amethyst

Tweed Grape purple and blue-violet


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GAUGE:
16 sts = 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.

NOTES:
1. Afghan is made of 3 Panels sewn together.
2. Each Panel is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with Garter st (k every row) borders.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
Panel (make 3)
With A, cast on 63 sts.
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Row 3 (RS): With A, k2, place marker (pm), k to last 2 sts, pm, k last 2 sts for border.
Row 4: With A, k2, slip marker (sm), p to last 2 sts, sm, k2.
Continue as established, working sts outside of markers (the first and last 2 sts) in Garter st (k every row), the remaining sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS), changing color as follows:
Rows 5 and 6: With A.
Rows 7-24: With B.
Rows 25-28: With C.
Rows 29-42: With D.
Rows 43 and 44: With B.
Rows 45-56: With C.
Rows 57-62: With A.
Rows 63-68: With B.
Rows 69-82: With D.
Rows 83-90: With B.
Rows 91 and 92: With A.
Rows 93-98: With D.
Rows 99-104: With C.
Rows 105 and 106: With B.
Rows 107-118: With A.
Rows 119 and 120: With D.
Rows 121-128: With C.
Rows 129-132: With B.
Rows 133-144: With D.
Rows 145-162: With A.
Rows 163-170: With C.
Rows 171-178: With B.
Rows 179-190: With D.
Rows 191-196: With C.
Rows 197-210: With B.
Rows 211-224: With A.
Rows 225-230: With C, removing markers on last row.
Rows 231-233: With C, knit.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Lay Panels onto a flat surface, with cast on ends of Panels at lower edge.

Reverse the center Panel so that bound off end is at lower edge.

Seam Panels together along long sides.
Weave in ends.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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