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Light Spectrum Afghan
Lion Brand® Silky Twist
Pattern Number: L10556 Bright, bold colors make this blanket stand out. Click here for the crochet version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 50 in. (122 x 127 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

927-207 Silky Twist Yarn: Oatmeal

Tweed Light cream and tan


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Note: (A)

927-206 Silky Twist Yarn: Cactus

Tweed Light golden green and medium green


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Note: (B)

927-201 Silky Twist Yarn: Olive

Light golden green


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Note: (C)

927-214 Silky Twist Yarn: Tangerine

Bright orange


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Note: (D)

927-209 Silky Twist Yarn: Cherry Red

Vivid true red


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Note: (E)

927-203 Silky Twist Yarn: Paradise Pink

Bright magenta


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Note: (F)

927-212 Silky Twist Yarn: Purple Haze

Tweed Bubblegum pink, grape purple, and cream


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Note: (G)

927-211 Silky Twist Yarn: Hyacinth

Light dusty purple


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Note: (H)

927-213 Silky Twist Yarn: Amethyst

Tweed Grape purple and blue-violet


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Note: (I)

927-210 Silky Twist Yarn: Ocean

Tweed Teal blue and light steel gray


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Note: (J)

927-204 Silky Twist Yarn: Ash Mist

Light steel gray


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Note: (K)

927-205 Silky Twist Yarn: Teal

Deep blue-green


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Note: (L)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
10 stitches + 16 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit 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. Panels are worked in Garter stitch (knit every row), changing color to create stripes.

To change color, cut the old color leaving an end about 8 in.

(20 cm) long, then begin working with new color, leaving a long tail on the new color as well.

If you like, you may knot the old and new yarn tails together.

When you have finished knitting the Panel, unknot the ends and weave them into the Panel.
2. 7 Panels are knit, then sewed together to make the Afghan.


3. Since this design does not include a border, you may wish to slip the first stitch of every row to keep the sides of the Panels neat.


INSTRUCTIONS



PANEL #1 (make 4)
With A, cast on 17 stitches.
Knit for 6 rows.
Change to B and knit for 12 rows.
Change to C and knit for 12 rows.
Change to B and knit for 6 rows.
Change to C and knit for 6 rows.
Change to D and knit for 12 rows.
Change to E and knit for 12 rows.
Change to D and knit for 6 rows.
Change to E and knit for 6 rows.
Change to F and knit for 12 rows.
Change to G and knit for 12 rows.
Change to F and knit for 6 rows.
Change to G and knit for 6 rows.
Change to H and knit for 12 rows.
Change to I and knit for 12 rows.
Change to H and knit for 6 rows.
Change to I and knit for 6 rows.
Change to J and knit for 12 rows.
Change to K and knit for 12 rows.
Change to J and knit for 6 rows.
Change to K and knit for 6 rows.
Change to L and knit for 12 rows.
Bind off.



PANEL #2 (make 3)
With B, cast on 17 stitches.
Knit for 12 rows.
Change to A and knit for 6 rows.
Change to B and knit for 6 rows.
Change to C and knit for 12 rows.
Change to D and knit for 12 rows.
Change to C and knit for 6 rows.
Change to D and knit for 6 rows.
Change to E and knit for 12 rows.
Change to F and knit for 12 rows.
Change to E and knit for 6 rows.
Change to F and knit for 6 rows.
Change to G and knit for 12 rows.
Change to H and knit for 12 rows.
Change to G and knit for 6 rows.
Change to H and knit for 6 rows.
Change to I and knit for 12 rows.
Change to J and knit for 12 rows.
Change to I and knit for 6 rows.
Change to J and knit for 6 rows.
Change to K and knit for 12 rows.
Change to L and knit for 12 rows.
Change to K and knit for 6 rows.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Alternating Panels #1 and #2, sew long sides of Panels together.
Weave in ends.

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