Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Studio Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L32046 Various cables and faux cables give this throw a richly textured look. For a smaller project try our shawl version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
About 35 x 51 in. (89 x 129.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 30, 2013)
STITCH EXPLANATIONS … 4/2 LC (2 over 4 left cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k4 from cable needle. 3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle. … 4/2 RC (4 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, then k2 from cable needle. 3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle. Chart corrected. NOTES: ... 6. Faux cables are created by working in St st (k on RS, K on RS p on WS) over picked up sts to make St st bands, then wrapping these bands at spaced intervals.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

790-412 Homespun Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 67.41

Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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optional

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm), 60 in. (152.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
14 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over Traveling Cable 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:
4/3 LC (4 over 3 left cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, then k4 from cable needle.

3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

4/3 RC (4 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k4, then k3 from cable needle.

3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.



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 to make a new st.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is worked in one piece in a Traveling Cable pattern with ribbing at each end.

2.

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

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

3.

The Traveling Cable pattern can be worked by following the written instructions or by following the chart.

If working from the chart, read RS rows of chart from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

4.

The Traveling Cable pattern works columns of eyelets (made with yarn overs) between the cables.

Sts are picked up along both sides of each eyelet column for faux cables.

5.

Making the eyelets with yarn overs will increase the st count on that specific row, but the st count will be reduced on the following row by working k2tog's or p2tog's 6.

Faux cables are created by working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) over picked up sts to make St st bands, then wrapping these bands at spaced intervals.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN Cast on 179 sts.

Lower Ribbing Note: Work back and forth on circular needles as if working on straight needles.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 2-5: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Note: In the next row you will begin working the Traveling Cable pattern across the row.

If desired, place a st marker between each rep of the pattern to help keep your place in the pattern.

Beg Traveling Cable Pattern Row 1 (RS): (P1, k1) twice, yo, p1, k1, p1, *4/3 LC, k7, p1, k7, 4/3 RC, p1, k1, yo, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1 - 185 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: (K1, p1) twice, k2tog, p1, k1, *(p14, k1) twice, p1, k2tog, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1 - 179 sts.

Row 3: (P1, k1) 3 times, p1, *k4, 3/3 LC, k4, p1, k4, 3/3 RC, k4, p1, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 4: K1, (p1, k1) 3 times, *(p14, k1) twice, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 5: (P1, k1) 3 times, p1, *k6, 3/3 LC, k2, p1, k2, 3/3 RC, k6, p1, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Row 7: (P1, k1) 3 times, p1, *k8, 3/3 LC, p1, 3/3 RC, k8, p1, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 8: K1, (p1, k1) twice, yo, p1, k1, *(p14, k1) twice, p1, k1, yo, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1 - 185 sts.

Row 9: (P1, k1) twice, p2tog, k1, p1, *(k14, p1) twice, k1, p2tog, k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1 - 179 sts.

Row 10: Rep Row 4.

Row 11: (P1, k1) 3 times, p1, *(k14, p1) twice, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 12: Rep Row 4.

Rows 13-16: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.

Row 17-207: Rep Rows 1-16 eleven more times, for a total of 12 Traveling Cable pattern reps, then rep Rows 1-15 once more.

Top Ribbing Rep Rows 1-5 of Lower Ribbing.Bind off.



Vertical Faux Cables Faux Cable Right Half Pick up and k217 sts on RS of Afghan immediately to the right of the first column of eyelet sts as follows: Pick up and k5 sts evenly spaced across ribbed edge, pick up and k1 st next to eyelet, pick up and k6 sts evenly spaced to next eyelet, *pick up and k1 st next to eyelet, pick up and k8 sts evenly spaced to next eyelet, pick up and k1 st next to eyelet, pick up and k6 sts evenly spaced to next eyelet; rep from * to last eyelet, pick up and k1 st next to last eyelet, pick up and k7 sts evenly spaced to ribbed edge, pick up and k5 sts evenly spaced across ribbed edge - 217 sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 8 rows, working so that RS of St st faces the eyelets.

Bind off.

Faux Cable Left Half Make same as right half, picking up sts to the left of the same column of eyelet sts and working so that RS of St st faces the eyelets.

Rep right and left faux cable halves along all columns of eyelets.

Wrap Faux Cables The faux cable sections will curl naturally toward the RS (the knit side).

Note: Our instructions are for working with a long length of yarn to wrap the faux cables.

If you prefer, work with shorter lengths of yarn, knotting each as you finish working with it.Cut a 90 in.

(228.5 cm) length of yarn.

Thread length into blunt needle.

Beg at one end of Afghan, draw needle from WS to RS through first eyelet.

*Wrap yarn around right faux cable, from WS to RS around band near the same eyelet, then from RS to WS of Afghan through same eyelet, then from WS to RS up through next eyelet; rep from * to opposite end of Afghan.

After last wrap, knot yarn on WS.

Rep to wrap the left faux cable, then rep to wrap right and left halves of all faux cables.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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