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Fall Colors Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32075

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 50 x 56 in. (127 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


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Note: (A)

860-148 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Burgundy

Deep wine


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Note: (B)

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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Note: (C)

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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860-134 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Terracotta

Pumpkin orange


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860-180 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Cranberry Deep red
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860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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860-113 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Scarlet

True bold red


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860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


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Note: (J)

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
16 sts + 26 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Sl St Patterns. 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 Sl St Pattern #1 (worked over a multiple of 3 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1: With first color, knit.

Row 2: With first color, purl.

Row 3: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: With second color, k1, *p2, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 5-52: Rep last 4 rows 12 times.

Rows 53 and 54: Rep Rows 1 and 2.



Sl St Pattern #2 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1: With first color, knit.

Row 2: With first color, purl.

Row 3: With second color, k1, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: With second color, k1, *k2, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 5-52: Rep last 4 rows 12 more times.

Rows 53 and 54: Rep Rows 1 and 2.



Sl St Pattern #3 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1: With first color, knit.

Row 2: With first color, purl.

Row 3: With second color, k1, *k1, sl 3 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 3 wyif, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: With first color, knit.

Row 6: With first color, purl.

Row 7: With second color, k1, sl 2 wyib, *k1, sl 3 wyib; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, sl 1 wyib, k1.

Row 8: With second color, k1, sl 1 wyif, *k1, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, sl 2 wyif, k1.

Rows 9-56: Rep last 8 rows 6 more times.

Rows 57 and 58: Rep Rows 1 and 2.



Sl St Pattern #4 (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1: With first color, knit.

Row 2: With first color, purl.

Row 3: With second color, k1, *k1 sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyif, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 5-52: Rep last 4 rows 12 more times.

Rows 53 and 54: Rep Rows 1 and 2.



Sl St Pattern #5 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1: With first color, knit.

Row 2: With first color, purl.

Row 3: With second color, k1, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: With first color, k2, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * across.

Row 6: With first color, k1, p2, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1 wyif, p1, k1.

Rows 7-54: Rep last 6 rows 8 more times.

Rows 55 and 56: Rep Rows 1 and 2.



Sl St Pattern #6 (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1: With first color, knit.

Row 2: With first color, purl.

Row 3: With second color, k1, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: With second color, k1, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: With first color, knit.

Row 6: With first color, purl.

Row 7: With second color, k2, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * across.

Row 8: With second color, k1, p2, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1 wyif, p1, k1.

Rows 9-56: Rep last 8 rows 6 more times.

Rows 57 and 58: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 5 Strips.

Each Strip is worked in 6 different slip stitch patterns.

2.

Each slip stitch pattern uses 2 colors of yarn, working 2 rows with each color.

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

3.

The directions for each Strip will specify which color to use in each section.

The colors have all been chosen to coordinate with each other-if you work a row or two with the 'wrong' color, don't worry! Your Afghan will still be beautiful.

4.

Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts picked up along each side of the Strips.

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

5.

With yarn in front (wyif) and with yarn in back (wyib) refer to the side of the work as it faces you.


INSTRUCTIONS



FIRST STRIP With G, cast on 38 sts.

With G, knit 2 rows.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With B as first color and E as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With D, knit 2 rows.

With I as first color and C as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.

With G, knit 2 rows.

With B, knit 2 rows.

With D as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With G as first color and A as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.

With E, knit 2 rows.

With D, knit 2 rows.

With B as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With E as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With G, knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Side Edging From RS with B, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along right side edge of Strip.

With B, knit 1 row.

With D, knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

From RS with C, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along left side edge of Strip.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off.



SECOND STRIP With B, cast on 38 sts.

With B, knit 2 rows.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With G as first color and D as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.

With F, knit 2 rows.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With C as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With A as first color and E as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.

With B, knit 2 rows.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With D as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With C, knit 2 rows.

With G as first color and A as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With E, knit 2 rows.

With I as first color and F and second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.

With C, knit 2 rows.

With B, knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Side Edging From RS with J, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along right side edge of Strip.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off.

From RS with F, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along left side edge of Strip.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off.



THIRD STRIP With J, cast on 38 sts.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With C, knit 2 rows.

With A as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With E as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With B, knit 2 rows.

With F as first color and D as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With A as first color and H as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.

With E, knit 2 rows.

With B, knit 2 rows.

With I as first color and D as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With D as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.

With E, knit 2 rows.

With I, knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Side Edging Work same as side edging for Second Strip, using D for right side edge and I for left side edge.



FOURTH STRIP With E, cast on 38 sts.

With E, knit 2 rows.

With F, knit 2 rows.

With D as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.

With C, knit 2 rows.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With F as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.

With E, knit 2 rows.

With D, knit 2 rows.

With I as first color and H as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.

With B, knit 2 rows.

With D, knit 2 rows.

With E as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With C as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With G, knit 2 rows.

With D as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With F, knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Side Edging Work same as side edging for Second Strip, using A for right side edge and H for left side edge.



FIFTH STRIP With B, cast on 38 sts.

With B, knit 2 rows.

With C, knit 2 rows.

With I as first color and J as second color, work Rows 1-56 of Sl St Pattern #5.

With E, knit 2 rows.

With F, knit 2 rows.

With D as first color and B as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #6.

With A, knit 2 rows.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With G as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #1.

With C, knit 2 rows.

With I, knit 2 rows.

With B as first color and H as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #2.

With G, knit 2 rows.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With A as first color and F as second color, work Rows 1-58 of Sl St Pattern #3.

With H, knit 2 rows.

With D, knit 2 rows.

With E as first color and I as second color, work Rows 1-54 of Sl St Pattern #4.

With J, knit 2 rows.

With F, knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Side Edging From RS with D, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along right side edge of Strip.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off.

From RS with F, pick up and k240 sts evenly spaced along left side edge of Strip.

With F, knit 1 row.

With C, knit 2 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING Sew Strips together in following in order.

Weave in ends.

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


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