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Neutral Cabled Afghan
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L32161 Love the look and feel of knitted cables? This knit sampler afghan is made up of 5 different cabled panels to achieve its beautiful, sophisticated look. Designed by Irina Poludnenko.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 x 52 in. (106.5 x 132 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-302 Hometown USA Yarn: Aspen Tweed

Creamy off-white with flecks of tan and black


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.45
Note: (A)

135-305 Hometown USA Yarn: Cape Cod Tweed

Light grey with flecks of tan, cream, and black


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.45
Note: (B)

135-150 Hometown USA Yarn: Chicago Charcoal

Deep heathered gray


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.45
Note: (C)

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


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

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 15 (10 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
7 1/2 sts + 11 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Panel I pattern. 10 1/2 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Panel II pattern. 9 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Panel III pattern. 10 1/2 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Panel IV pattern. 9 1/2 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Panel V 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:
MB (make bobble) (K1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in indicated st (making 5 sts from 1 st), turn, p5, turn, k2tog, k1, k2tog, turn, p3tog, turn, sl the p3tog to right needle.

2/1 LT (2 over 1 left twist): Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p1, then k2 from cable needle.

2/1 RT (2 over 1 right twist): Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then p1 from cable needle.

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

3/2 LC (3 over 2 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k3 from cable needle.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 5 Panels.

Sts for each Panel are picked up across edge(s) of previous Panel(s).

2.

Refer to diagram when picking up sts.

3.

Afghan is worked back and forth on a circular needle.

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

4.

Each Panel is worked in a different pattern st.

Pattern sts can be worked by following the written instructions or the charts.

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


INSTRUCTIONS



PANEL I With A, cast on 47 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Working back and forth in rows, k1, *k5, p5, k5; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K1, *p5, k2, MB, k2, p5; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: K1, *p5, MB, k3, MB, p5; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 5-7: Rep Rows 1-3.

Row 8: K1, *p4, 2/1 RT, p1, 2/1 LT, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 9: K1, *k4, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 10: K1, *p4, k3, p1, k3, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 11: K1, *k3, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 12: K1, *p3, k2, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 13: K1, *k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 14: K1, *p2, k3, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k3, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 15: Rep Row 13.

Row 16: K1, *p2, 2/1 LT, (p1, k1) twice, p1, 2/1 RT, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 17: Rep Row 11.

Row 18: K1, *p3, 2/1 LT, k1, p1, k1, 2/1 RT, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 19: Rep Row 9.

Row 20: K1, *p4, 2/1 LT, p1, 2/1 RT, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 21-80: Rep Rows 1-20.

Rows 81-86: Rep Rows 1-6.

Bind off in pattern.



PANEL II With RS facing and B, pick up and k82 sts evenly spaced across right side edge of Panel I.

Row 1 (WS): K1, *k1, p8, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K1, *p1, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 3: K1, *k1, p8, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: K1, *p1, k8, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 6: K1, *p1, 2/2 LC, 2/2 RC, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 9-24: Rep Rows 1-8.

Rows 25-30: Rep Rows 1-6.

Row 31: K1, *k2, (k2tog) 4 times; rep from * to last st, k1 – 50 sts.

Bind off as if to purl.



PANEL III With RS facing and C, pick up and k31 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Panel II, then 46 sts evenly spaced across bound-off edge of Panel I – 77 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k5, p5, k5; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 2: Sl 1, *p5, k5, p5; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: Sl 1, *p5, 3/2 LC, p5; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 5: P1, *k5, p2, k1, p2, k5; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 6: Sl 1, *p4, 2/1 RT, k1, 2/1 LT, p4; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 7: P1, *k4, p3, k1, p3, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 8: Sl 1, *p3, 2/1 RT, p1, k1, p1, 2/1 LT, p3; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 9: P1, *k3, p2, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p2, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 10: Sl 1, *p2, 2/1 RT, (k1, p1) twice, k1, 2/1 LT, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 11: P1, *k2, p3, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p3, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 12: Sl 1, *p1, 2/1 RT, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, 2/1 LT, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 13: P1, *k1, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1, p2, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 14: Sl 1, *2/1 RT, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1, 2/1 LT; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 15: P1, *p3, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1, p3; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rows 16-29: Rep Rows 2-15 once more.

Row 30: Purl.

Row 31: Knit.

Bind off as if to purl.



PANEL IV With RS facing and B, pick up and k22 sts evenly spaced across left side edge of Panel III, then 82 sts evenly spaced across left side edge of Panel I – 104 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: Sl 1, *2/2 LC, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: Sl 1, *k2, 2/2 RC; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rows 5-24: Rep Rows 1-4.

Row 25: P1, *p2tog twice, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 26: Purl.

Row 27: Knit.

Bind off as if to purl.



PANEL V With RS facing and C, pick up and k20 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Panel IV, then 60 sts evenly spaced across cast-on edge of Panel I, and 22 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Panel II – 102 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, *p4, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.

Row 2: Sl 1, *2/2 LC, p2; rep from * to last 5 sts, 2/2 LC, k1.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: Sl, *k4, p2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k4, k1.

Rows 5-36: Rep Rows 1-4.

Row 37: Sl 1, *p2tog twice, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2tog twice, p1.

Row 38: Purl.

Row 39: Knit.

Bind off as if to purl.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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