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Chevron Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L32246 This chevron afghan may look complicated but it's not! It's simply knitted in several strips and sewn together. The heathered shades of Homespun used in this throw help create a beautiful color gradient.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 x 66 in. (107 x 168 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-411 Homespun Yarn: Mixed Berries

'Painterly' color Medium purple with fuchsia and white


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (A)

790-426 Homespun Yarn: Tulips

'Painterly' color Vivid fuchsia and light orange


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (B)

790-409 Homespun Yarn: Bourbon

'Painterly' color Gold with accents of brown and rust


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (C)

790-421 Homespun Yarn: Purple Haze

'Painterly' color Grape purple, lavender, and medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (D)

790-603 Homespun Yarn: Barks

'Painterly' chocolate brown, maroon, and caramel


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (E)

790-408 Homespun Yarn: Wild Fire

'Painterly' color Burnt sienna, gold, and green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (F)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
11 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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:
M1 (make 1): An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

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

NOTES:
1.

Ten individual Strips are worked, then sewn together to make Afghan.

2.

Each Strip is worked in Garter st (k every row) with 2 colors and with increases and decreases to create the zig zag pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



BASIC STRIP (refer to Strips 1-10 below for colors) With first color, cast on 16 sts.

Knit one row.

Row 1: K1, k2tog, k11, m1, k2.

Row 2: Knit.

Rows 3-24: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Change to second color.

Row 25: K2, m1, k11, k2tog, k1.

Row 26: Knit.

Rows 27-48: Rep Rows 25 and 26.

Change to first color.

Rows 49-192: Rep Rows 1-48 three more times.

Bind off.



AFGHAN STRIP 1 With A as first color and E as second color, cast on and work Strip Rows 1-192.



STRIP 2 With F as first color and B as second color, cast on and work Strip Rows 1-192.



STRIP 3 With E as first color and D as second color, cast on and work Strip Rows 1-192.



STRIP 4 With B as first color and A as second color, cast on and work Strip Rows 1-192.



STRIP 5 With C as first color and E as second color, cast on and work Strip Rows 1-192.



STRIP 6 With A as first color and F as second color, cast on and work Strip Rows 1-192.



STRIP 7 With D as first color and C as second color, cast on and work Strip Rows 1-192.



STRIP 8 Make same as Strip 2.



STRIP 9 Make same as Strip 3.



STRIP 10 Make same as Strip 4.



FINISHING Sew long sides of Strips together in numerical order.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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