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Garden Fantasy Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Bonbons
Pattern Number: L32146 The simple design and the intricate details really make this a great heirloom item that can be pass down to future generations.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 54 x 70 in. (137 x 178 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

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GAUGE:
16 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A. 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:
2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

2/2 LC dec (2 over 2 left cross decrease) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, (k1 from cable needle tog with 1 st from left needle) twice – 2 sts decreased.

2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

2/2 RC dec (2 over 2 right cross decrease) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, (k1 from left needle tog with 1 st from cable needle) twice – 2 sts decreased.

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Purl this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

MB (make Bobble) (K1, p1, k1, p1, k1) all in next st, turn, k5, turn, p5tog.

pfb (purl into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st – 1 st increased.

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

sp2p Slip 1 as if to purl, purl 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

ssp (slip, slip, purl) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; pass them back to left needle; purl them together through back loops – 1 st decreased.



TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION Cable Cast On Make a slip knot on left needle.

Knit 1 st through slip knot, but do not drop slip knot from left needle; transfer new st from right needle to left needle – 2 sts on left needle.

*Insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle; wrap yarn and pull through (as if knitting a st); transfer new st to left needle.

Repeat from * for desired number of sts.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from Counterpane Blocks and St st (k on RS, p on WS) Blocks, sewn tog following a diagram.

2.

Four Triangles are worked separately, then sewn tog to make a Counterpane Block.

Additional Triangles are worked to make Half Blocks and Corners.

3.

Leaves, Vines, and Flowers are worked separately, then sewn to Afghan.

4.

A circular needle is used to work Edging onto completed Afghan.

Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



TRIANGLES (make 72) With larger straight needles and A, cast on 1 st.

Garter st Stripe Row 1 (RS): Kfb – 2 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: K1, kfb – 3 sts.

Rows 3 -13: K to last st, kfb – 14 sts at the end of Row 13.

St st Stripe Row 14: P to last st, pfb – 15 sts.

Row 15: K to last st, kfb – 16 sts.

Row 16: P to last st, pfb – 17 sts.

K2, p2 Rib Stripe Row 17: (K2, p2) 4 times, kfb – 18 sts.

Row 18: (P2, k2) 4 times, p1, kfb – 19 sts.

Row 19: P1, (k2, p2) 4 times, k1, kfb – 20 sts.

Row 20: K1, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, kfb – 21 sts.

Row 21: (P2, k2) 5 times, kfb – 22 sts.

St st Stripe Rows 22-24: Rep Rows 14-16 – 25 sts at the end of Row 24.

Garter st Stripe Rows 25-31: K to last st, kfb – 32 sts at the end of Row 31.

Eyelet Pattern Stripe Row 32: P to last st, pfb – 33 sts.

Rows 33 and 34: K to last st, kfb – 35 sts at the end of Row 34.

Row 35: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, kfb – 36 sts.

Rows 36 and 37: K to last st, kfb – 38 sts and the end of Row 37.

Bobble Stripe Row 38: P to last st, pfb – 39 sts.

Row 39: K2, (MB, k4) 7 times, MB, kfb – 40 sts.

Eyelet Pattern Stripe Row 40: P to last st, pfb – 41 sts.

Rows 41 and 42: K to last st, kfb – 43 sts at the end of Row 42.

Row 43: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, kfb – 44 sts.

Row 44: K to last st, kfb – 45 sts.

Bind off.



COUNTERPANE BLOCKS (make 12) For each Counterpane Block, arrange 4 Triangles into a square, placing the cast-on tip of each Triangle in the center of the square.

Sew the Triangles tog, taking care to match the pattern sts.



HALFBLOCKS (make 10) For each Half-Block, arrange 2 Triangles into a larger triangle, placing the cast-on tips of the Triangles tog.

Sew the Triangles tog, taking care to match ends of the pattern sts.



STOCKINETTE ST BLOCKS (make 6)W ith larger straight needles and A, cast on 48 sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg.

Bind off.



LEAVES (make 12) Note: Make 6 Leaves with 1 in.

(2.5 cm) stems, and 6 Leaves with 4 in.

(10 cm) stems.

Stem With 2 double pointed needles and A, cast on 5 sts.

Knit the 5 sts.

Do not turn work.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until stem measures about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) or 4 in.

(10 cm) long.

Leaf Row 1 (RS): (K1, M1) twice, p1, (M1, k1) twice – 9 sts.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Row 3: 2/2 RC, M1P, p1, M1P, 2/2 LC – 11 sts.

Row 4: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Row 5: K4, M1P, p to last 4 sts, M1P, k4 – 13 sts.

Row 6: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Row 7: 2/2 RC, M1P, p to last 4 sts, M1P, 2/2 LC – 15 sts.

Rows 8-11: Rep Rows 4-7 – 19 sts.

Rows 12-14: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Row 15: 2/2 RC, p2tog, p to last 6 sts, ssp, 2/2 LC – 17 sts.

Rows 16-18: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Row 19: 2/2 RC, p2tog, p to last 6 sts, ssp, 2/2 LC – 15 sts.

Rows 20-23: Rep Rows 16-19 – 13 sts at the end of Row 23.

Row 24: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Row 25: K4, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p4 – 11sts.

Row 26: P4, sp2p, p4 – 9 sts.

Row 27: 2/2 RC dec, p1, 2/2 LC dec – 5 sts.

Row 28: P1, sp2p, p1 – 3 sts.

Row 29: Sk2p – 1 st.

Fasten off.

With B color of your choice, embroider chain st veins on each Leaf.



VINES (make 2) With 2 double pointed needles and A, cast on 5 sts.

Knit the 5 sts.

Do not turn work.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until stem measures about 68 in.

(172.5 cm) long.

Place rem 5 sts on a holder to allow for shortening or lengthening the Vine.



LACE FLOWER (make 2) With smaller straight needles and B color of your choice, cast on 49 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: K1, *yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k1; rep from * across.

Rows 3-8: Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Row 9: Purl.

Row 10: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 25 sts.

Row 11: *P2tog; rep from * to last st, p1 – 13 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and remove from needle.

Pull tightly on tail to gather.

Knot securely.

With yarn tail sew edges tog.



PICOT FLOWER (make 2) With larger straight needles and A, leaving a long beg tail, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: Kfb in each st – 8 sts.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Rep Row 1 – 16 sts.

Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3 – 32 sts.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: Bind off 1 st, *sl first st from right needle to left needle, cast on 3 sts using Cable Cast On method, bind off 5 sts; rep from * until 1 st rem.

Fasten off.

Thread beg tail through base of cast-on sts and pull to gather for center of Flower.

Knot securely.

With yarn tail sew edges tog.



SMALL CENTER FLOWER (make 4 with B colors of your choice) With smaller straight needles, cast on 5 sts.

Row 1: Kfb in each st – 10 sts.

Rows 2 and 4: Purl.

Row 3: Rep Row 1 – 20 sts.

Row 5: Bind off 1 st, *sl first st from right needle to left needle, cast on 3 sts using Cable Cast On method, bind off 5 sts; rep from * until 1 st rem.

Fasten off.



CENTER BOBBLE (make 4 with B colors of your choice) With smaller straight needles, cast on 1 st.

Row 1: MB.

Fasten off.



Flower Assembly Sew a Small Center Flower onto each Picot and Lace Flower, then sew a Bobble on top.

With B color of your choice, embroider 3 French Knots in the center of each Flower.



FLORETS (make as many as desired with B colors of your choice) With larger straight needles, cast on 21 sts.

Change to A.

Knit 3 rows.

Pass all sts, one at a time over first st and off needle until only 1 st rem.

Fasten off last st.

Wrap top of piece into a spiral and sew a few sts through spiral to hold the shape.



ROSES (make as many as desired with B colors of your choice) With smaller straight needles, cast on 51 sts.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 10 rows.

Next Row: Bind off 4, k to end.

Next Row: Bind off 4, p to end.

Next Row: Bind off 6, k to end.

Next Row: Bind off 6, p to end.

Next Row: K 1, then k2tog across.

Bind off.

Fasten off last st.

Wrap piece into a spiral shape and sew a few sts through spiral to hold the shape.



FINISHING Sew Blocks, Half-Blocks, and remaining Triangles tog following Assembly Diagram.

Sew Vines, then Leaves and Flowers to Afghan following Assembly Diagram.

Sew Florets and Roses to Afghan as desired.



Top and Bottom Edging Note: To pick up a large number of sts evenly spaced across an edge, first divide the edge into sections.

Use scrap yarn to mark the sections.

For the top edging, you could divide the edge in half, then divide each half in half to make quarters, then divide one more time to make eighths.

To pick up and k216 sts, just pick up and k 27 sts across each marked section.

From RS with circular needle, pick up and k216 sts evenly spaced across one short end of Afghan.

Row 1 (RS): Kfb, k2, *p3, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, kfb – 218 sts.

Row 2: P1, *k3, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 3: Pfb, *k3, p3; rep from * to last st, kfb – 220 sts.

Row 4: P2, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 5: Pfb, p1, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, kfb – 222 sts.

Row 6: *P3, k3; rep from * across.

Row 7: Pfb, p2, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, kfb – 224 sts.

Row 8: K1, *p3, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 9: Kfb, *p3, k3; rep from * to last st, pfb – 226 sts.

Row 10: K2, *p3, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 11: Kfb, k1, *p3, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, pfb – 228 sts.

Row 12: *K3, p3; rep from * to end.

Bind off loosely in K3, p3 rib.

Rep across other short end.

Side Edging From RS with circular needle, pick up and k288 sts evenly spaced across one long side edge of Afghan.

Rows 1-12: Work same as Rows 1-12 of Top Edging – 300 sts at the end of Row 12.

Bind off loosely in K3, p3 rib.

Rep across other long side.

Seam ends of edgings at corners.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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