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Patchwork Sampler Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 722

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
40 inches x 52 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 11 Skeins
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Cable needle Set/3
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 7 (4.5 mm) 29 inches circular needles
GAUGE:
19 sts + 27 rows = 4 inches (10 cm). 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:
Bobble (K, p, k) in next stitch; turn and purl these 3 stitches; turn and slip 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch.

NOTES:
Do not add selvage sts; all sts for seaming are included in the instructions.

Afghan is worked in 7 strips, each 9 blocks long; these strips are sewn together, then finished with lace border across bottom and top.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOBBLE/BASKETWEAVE STRIP - Make 2

Cast on 28 sts.

Begin

Mini-Bobble Pattern

Row 1 (RS) Knit.
Row 2 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.
Row 3 Knit.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 K 3, bobble, (k 5, bobble) 3 times, k 6.
Row 6 Purl.
Row 7 Knit.
Row 8 Purl.
Row 9 K 6, bobble, (k 5, bobble) 3 times, k 3.
Row 10 Purl.
Row 11 Knit.
Row 12 Purl.
Rows 13-28 Repeat Rows 5-12 twice.
Rows 29-35 Repeat Rows 5-11.
Row 36 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.

Continue strip with

Basketweave Pattern

Row 1 (RS) Knit, inc 1 st at center of row - 29 sts.
Row 2 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.
Row 3 Knit.
Row 4 P 2, k 3, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 3, p 2.
Rows 5 and 6 As the sts face you, knit the k sts and purl the p sts.
Row 7 Knit.
Row 8 P 4, k 5, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 5, p 4.
Rows 9 and 10 As the sts face you, knit the k sts and purl the p sts.
Rows 11-34 Repeat Rows 3-10 three times.
Row 35 Knit, dec 1 st at center of row - 28 sts.
Row 36 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.



Repeat Mini-Bobble and Basketweave Patterns alternately until a total of 9 pattern blocks have been completed, ending each strip with Mini-Bobble Pattern.

Bind off knitwise.



CHEVRON/CABLE STRIP - Make 3

Cast on 29 sts.

Begin

Chevron Pattern

Row 1 (RS) Knit.
Row 2 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.
Row 3 Knit.
Row 4 P 2, k 1, p 2, k 2, p 3, k 2, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 2, p 3, k 2, p 2, k 1, p 2.
Rows 5, 7, 9 and 11 As the sts face you, knit the k sts and purl the p sts.
Row 6 P 2, k 2, p 2, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 2, k 3, p 2, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 2, k 2, p 2.
Row 8 P 3, k 2, p 2, k 3, p 2, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 2, k 3, p 2, k 2, p 3.
Row 10 P 4, k 2, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 2, p 3, k 2, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 2, p 4.
Rows 12-27 Repeat Rows 4-11 twice.
Rows 28-34 Repeat Rows 4-10.
Row 35 Knit.
Row 36 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.

Continue with

Cable Pattern

Row 1 (RS) Knit.
Row 2 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.
Row 3 Knit, inc 7 sts evenly spaced between first 2 and last 2 sts - 36 sts.
Row 4 P 2, (k 2, p 4) 5 times, k 2, p 2.
Row 5 K 2, p 2, (slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work; k next 2 sts from left needle, then k 2 sts from cable needle; p 2) 5 times, k 2.
Rows 6-8 As the sts face you, knit the k sts and purl the p sts.
Rows 9-32 Repeat Rows 5-8, six times.
Row 33 Repeat Row 5.
Row 34 Repeat Row 4.
Row 35 Knit, dec 7 sts evenly spaced between first 2 and last 2 sts - 29 sts.
Row 36 P 2, k to last 2 sts, p 2.



Repeat Chevron and Cable Patterns alternately until a total of 9 pattern blocks in all have been completed, ending each strip with Chevron Pattern.

Bind off knitwise.



LEFT SIDE STRIP - Make 1
Cast on 33 sts.
RS Row Work as for Bobble/Basketweave strip over first 28 sts, place marker, k 5 (= garter-st side border).

Complete as for Bobble/Basketweave strip on 28 sts while knitting 5 marked sts every row.



RIGHT SIDE STRIP - Make 1
Cast on 33 sts.



RS Row K 5 (= garter-st side border), place marker, work as for Bobble/Basketweave strip over last 28 sts.

Complete as for Bobble/Basketweave strip on 28 sts while knitting 5 marked sts every row.



FINISHING
Alternating patterns between Left and Right Side Strips, sew strips together, taking one st from each strip into seam.



Bottom and Top Lace Borders

Note Borders are knit with circular needles, working back and forth in rows.
Row 1 With circular needles and RS facing, pick up and k 190 sts evenly across cast on edge of Afghan.
Row 2 (WS) K 5, p 180, k 5.
Row 3 K 5, *(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k 1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * 9 more times, k 5.
Rows 4 and 5 Knit.
Row 6 K 5, p 180, k 5.
Row 7 Repeat Row 3.
Rows 8 and 9 Knit.
Row 10 K 5, p 180, k 5.
Row 11 Repeat Row 3.
Rows 12-15 Knit.
Row 16 (WS) Bind off knitwise.



Work same Border evenly across bind off edge of Afghan

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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