Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Color Rich Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Tapestry - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32427 Worked in strips and sewn together, this modern throw makes a nice update to any room.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 39 x 50 1/2 in. (99 x 128.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

864-205 Vanna's Tapestry: Iceland

Self striping and patterning in cool grey, brown, black, white, cool brown, and navy.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.98
Note: (A)

864-202 Vanna's Tapestry: Scandinavia

Self striping and patterning in red, yellow, white, black, purple grey, and royal blue.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.98
Note: (B)

864-201 Vanna's Tapestry: Brazil

Self striping and patterning in brown, black, cream, rust, dark turquoise, magenta, dark purple, and chartreuse.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.98
Note: (C)

860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (D)

860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (E)

Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 08
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 6.85


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

GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) over St st (K on RS, p on WS). 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 STITCH Seed St (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

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

Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is worked in 3 Panels that are worked separately, then sewn together.

2.

Each panel is worked in alternating Seed and St st (k on RS, p on WS) sections, changing colors as specified.

3.

Sts for borders are picked up along edges of completed Afghan.

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

4.

To eliminate the need for multiple knitting needles, instructions are for the Panels to be worked on the circular needle, back and forth in rows as if working on straight needles.

If you prefer, Panels can be worked on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



PANEL 1 With C, cast on 48 sts.

Row 1 (RS): With C, knit.

Rows 2-66: With C, continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Change to E and knit one row.

With E, Work in Seed st for 21 rows.

Change to B and work in St st for 66 rows.

Change to D and knit one row.

With D, work in Seed st for 21 rows.

Change to A and work in St st for 66 rows.

Change to E and knit one row.

With E, work in Seed st for 21 rows.

Bind off.



PANEL 2 With D, cast on 48 sts.

With D, work in Seed st for 22 rows.

Change to A and work in St st for 66 rows.

Change to E and knit one row.

With E, work in Seed st for 21 rows.

Change to C and work in St st for 66 rows.

Change to D and knit one row.

With D, work in Seed st for 21 rows.

Change to B and work in St st for 66 rows.

Bind off.



PANEL 3 With B, cast on 48 sts.

Work same as Panel 1, but in the following color sequence: B, E, A, D, C, E.

Bind off.



FINISHING Sew Panels together in numerical order.

Borders From RS, with D, pick up and k193 sts evenly spaced along one long side edge of Afghan.

Work in Seed st for 7 rows.

Bind off in pattern.

Rep along opposite side edge.

From RS, with D, pick up and k155 sts evenly spaced along one short edge of Afghan, including ends of side borders.

Work in Seed st for 7 rows.

Bind off in pattern.

Rep along opposite end of Afghan.

Weave in ends.

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p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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