Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Paintbox Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L20388 Create a stunning intarsia afghan and show off your colorwork skills! Love the design, but want to make it as an accessory? Try the scarf pattern instead!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 66 in. (122 x 167.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


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Note: (A)

860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant

Dark purple


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Note: (B)

860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple

Medium purple


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Note: (C)

860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire

Brilliant blue


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860-134 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Terracotta

Pumpkin orange


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860-113 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Scarlet

True bold red


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Note: (F)

860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green

Vibrant medium green


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Note: (G)

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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Note: (H)

860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

True black


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Note: (I)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
19 sts = about 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:
PATTERN STITCHES Colorblock I (worked over 36 sts) Row 1 (RS): With first color, k6; with 2nd color, k30.

Row 2: With 2nd color, p30; with first color, p6.

Rows 3-8: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 9: With first color, k12; with 2nd color, k24.

Row 10: With 2nd color, p24; with first color, p12.

Rows 11-16: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 17: With first color, k18; with 2nd color, k18.

Row 18: With 2nd color, p18; with first color, p18.

Rows 19-24: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 25: With first color, k24; with 2nd color, k12.

Row 26: With 2nd color, p12; with first color, p24.

Rows 27-32: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 33: With first color, k30; with 2nd color, k6.

Row 34: With 2nd color, p6; with first color, p30.

Rows 35-40: Rep last 2 rows.

Cut 2nd color.

Rows 41-48: With first color, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).Cut first color.



Colorblock II (worked over 36 sts) Rows 1-8: With first color, work in St st.

Row 9: With first color, k30; with 2nd color, k6.

Row 10: With 2nd color, p6; with first color, p30.

Rows 11-16: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 17: With first color, k24; with 2nd color, k12.

Row 18: With 2nd color, p12; with first color, p24.

Rows 19-24: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 25: With first color, k18; with 2nd color, k18.

Row 26: With 2nd color, p18; with first color, p18.

Rows 27-32: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 33: With first color, k12; with 2nd color, k24.

Row 35: With 2nd color, p24; with first color, p12.

Rows 34-40: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 41: With first color, k6; with 2nd color, k30.

Row 42: With 2nd color, p30; with first color, p6.

Rows 43-48: Rep last 2 rows.

Cut both colors.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 6 Strips worked in two different color sequences and sewn tog.

2.

Strips are worked in intarsia colorwork.

Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.

Use a separate ball for each block of color.

When changing color, pick up new strand from under dropped strand to twist yarns and prevent holes from forming in your work.

3.

Afghan can be worked from written instructions or by following the charts.

When following charts, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When working from chart, read RS rows on chart from right to left and WS rows from left to right.


INSTRUCTIONS



Download PDF chart for Strip 1

Download PDF chart for Strip 2

Dowload PDF for Chart Key

STRIP 1 (make 3) With C, cast on 36 sts.

Work Colorblock I with C for first color and D for 2nd color.

Work Colorblock II with B for first color and F for 2nd color.

Work Colorblock I with H for first color and E for 2nd color.

Work Colorblock II with G for first color and A for 2nd color.Rep these 4 Colorblocks one more time.



STRIP 2 (make 3) With H, cast on 36 sts.

Work Colorblock I with H for first color and D for 2nd color.

Work Colorblock II with G for first color and F for 2nd color.

Work Colorblock I with C for first color and E for 2nd color.

Work Colorblock II with B for first color and A for 2nd color.Rep these 4 Colorblocks one more time.



FINISHING Arrange Strips in the following order: Strip 1, Strip 2, Strip 2, Strip 1, Strip 1, Strip 2.

Rotate every other Strip so that the cast-on edge of the first, 3rd, and 5th Strips are at the lower edge, and the cast-on edge of the 2nd, 4th, and 6th Strip are at the top edge.

Sew long edges tog.

Upper and Lower Borders From RS with I, pick up and k216 sts evenly spaced across top edge of Afghan.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.

Rep across lower edge.

Side Borders From RS with I, working evenly across one long edge of Afghan, pick up and k4 sts across edge of top border, 280 sts across side edge of Afghan, 4 sts across edge of lower border - 288 sts.

Note: To pick up and k280 sts evenly spaced across one side edge, pick up and k35 sts for every 48 rows.

Work in Garter st for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.

Rep across other side edge.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
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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