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Patchwork Afghan

KNIT PROJECTWorked in neutral colors, this Make It QuickTM afghan is the ideal throw for a favorite chair or sofa. Change yarn colors to those of your favorite football team and you'll be the hit of the stadium crowd and probably the warmest! The entire afghan is knitted with 2 strands of a color worked together.

Materials

Worsted weight yarn:
Color A (darkest color) — 28 ozs. (794 gms)
Color B (dark color) — 20 ozs. (567 gms)
Color C (medium color) — 20 ozs. (567 gms)
Color D (light color) — 16 ozs. (454 gms)

Size 13 knitting needles or size necessary to obtain gauge
Yarn needle for joining seams

Gauge

Working in pattern and measuring across, top to bottom:
3 stitches = 1"
7 rows = 2"

Finished Size: Approximately 50" by 75"

NOTE: Entire afghan is knitted with 2 strands of a color worked together.

First strip:

  1. With 2 strands of Color A, cast on 31 stitches.
  2. Knit row (right side).
  3. Knit 1 stitch and purl 1 stitch, and knit 1 across row.
  4. Knit row.
  5. Repeat Step 3.
  6. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have worked 34 rows, ending with Step 3. Cut Color A.
  7. With Color B, repeat Steps 2-6 for 34 rows. Cut Color B.
  8. Repeat Steps 2-6 using Color A.
  9. Repeat Step 7.
  10. Repeat Step 8.
  11. Repeat Step 7.
  12. Repeat Step 8.
  13. Bind off as if to knit.

Third and fifth strips:

Repeat Steps 1-13 for each strip.

Second and fourth strips:Arrange Strips

  1. With 2 strands of Color C, cast on 31 stitches.
  2. Work the same as for first strip, substituting Color C for Color A and Color D for Color B (make 2 strips).

Finishing:

  1. Block each strip to measure about 10" by 70".
  2. Arrange strips as illustrated. Pin, then sew strips together.

Fringe:

Use Color C for first, third and fifth strips and Color D for second and fourth strips.

  1. Wind yarn around a 5-inch cardboard. Cut at one end.
  2. Knot 3 strands in every other stitch across upper and lower edges of afghan.
  3. Trim ends evenly.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.

© 2007 Craft Yarn Coucil of America