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Slip Stitch Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Amazing®
Pattern Number: L32005 This afghan has a unique texture and color palette thanks to a combination of both Wool-Ease and Amazing yarn, and series of slip stitches. Ever wanted to try your first slip stitch afghan? We have a Craftsy class that can help you throughout the entire process.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
50 x 60 in. (127 x 152.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-159 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mustard

Medium dijon yellow


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Note: (A)

620-177 Wool-Ease Yarn: Loden

Dark pine green


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Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Note: (B)

620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather

Medium brown and burgundy


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Note: (C)

825-211 Amazing Yarn: Strawberry Fields

Bubblegum pink, mustard, teal, medium pink, and red-orange


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

825-204 Amazing Yarn: Mesa

Burnt orange, gold, brown, red, and violet


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

825-213 Amazing Yarn: Regatta

Muted shades of blue, red, green, yellow, and lavender


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

Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 09
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 6.85


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

GAUGE:
15 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern. 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:
Yo (yarn over) An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows: 1.

Bring yarn to front, between the needles.

2.

Take yarn to back, over the right needle.

This creates the new st.

You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.

NOTES:
1.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on the circular needle as if working on straight needles.

2.

Afghan is worked in one piece, with 9 sections worked in alternating st and color patterns.

3.

Sections 3-9 are repeats of Section 1 or Section 2, changing colors to create a striped effect.

4.

With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row.

5.

To move yarn from front to back or back to front, bring yarn between needles.

Take care not to wrap yarn over a needle, this could create an additional st.

6.

Always sl sts as if to purl.

On RS rows, sl sts as if to purl with yarn at back; on WS rows, sl sts as if to purl with yarn at front.

7.

Only one color is used on each row.

Do not cut the unused color between color changes, carry the unused color along the side edge of your work.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN With A, cast on 182 sts.

Border Knit 3 rows.

Section 1 Row 1 (RS): With A, knit.

Row 2 (WS): With A, k1, *(k3, yo, k1) 9 times, k36; rep from * once more, (k3, yo, k1) 9 times, k1.

Row 3: With D, k1, *(sl 1 wyib, drop yo from needle, k3) 9 times, k36; rep from * once more, (sl 1 wyib, drop yo from needle, k3) 9 times, k1.

Row 4: With D, k1, *(p3, sl 1 wyif) 9 times, p36; rep from * once more, (p3, sl 1 wyif) 9 times, k1.

Row 5: With D, k1, *(sl 1 wyib, k3) 9 times, k36; rep from * once more, (sl 1 wyib, k3) 9 times, k1.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Row 7: With A, knit.

Rep Rows 2-7 five more times.

Next Row (WS): With A, knit.



Section 2 Row 1 (RS): With B, knit.

Row 2 (WS): With B, k1, *k36, (k3, yo, k1) 9 times, rep from * once more, k to end of row.

Row 3: With E, k1, *k36, (sl 1 wyib, drop yo from needle, k3) 9 times, rep from * once more, k to end of row.

Row 4: With E, k1, *p36, (p3, sl 1 wyif) 9 times; rep from * once more, p to last st, k1.

Row 5: With E, k1, *k36, (sl 1 wyib, k3) 9 times; rep from * once more, k to end of row.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Row 7: With B, knit.

Rep Rows 2-7 five times more.

Next Row (WS): With B, knit.



Section 3 Rep Section 1; using C in place of A and F in place of D.



Section 4 Rep Section 2; using A in place of B and D in place of E.



Section 5 Rep Section 1; using B in place of A and E in place of D.



Section 6 Rep Section 2; using C in place of B and F in place of E.



Section 7 Rep Section 1.



Section 8 Rep Section 2.



Section 9 Rep Section 3.



Border With C, knit 3 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING Side Borders With B, pick up and k 232 sts evenly spaced along one long edge of Afghan.

Knit 5 rows.

Bind off.

Rep border along opposite long edge of Afghan.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over


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