Lion Brand Amazing Mitered Squares Afghan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Amazing Mitered Squares Afghan

The beauty in this afghan is all in the yarn!

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:5 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts and 30 rows (about 4 inch) in Garter st (k every row) to knit a blanket that measures approximately 50 inch x 62 inch. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the Assembly Diagram.
    Notes:
    Afghan is made from 5 Panels; Top Panel, Lower Panel, 2 Side Panels, and Center Panel. The Panels are sewn together following the Assembly Diagram.
    Each Panel is made from mitered diamonds. Smaller diamonds are worked first. Then stitches are picked up across 2 sides of adjoining diamonds to join them tog and beg working the next row of diamonds.
    The instructions will tell you how many sts to pick up along a specific edge. Be sure to pick up sts as evenly spaced as possible.
    Follow the Assembly Diagram for placement of each Diamond and arrangement of Panels.
  • 2
    Lower Panel:
    Border Panel (make 5)
    Diamond 1:
    With Mauna Loa, cast on 19 sts.
    Row 1 (WS): Knit.
    Row 2: K8, k3tog, k1, place marker (pm), k7 - 17 sts at the end of this row.
    Row 3: Knit.
    Row 4: Knit to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 15 sts at the end of this row.
    Rep Rows 3 and 4 until 3 sts rem. Do not replace marker when working last row.
    Last Row (WS): K3tog.
    Fasten off.
    Diamonds 2 and 3:
    Work same as Diamond 1.
    Diamond 4:
    Joining Row (RS):
    With RS facing and Mauna Loa, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 1, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 2 - 19 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1.
    Diamond 5:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Mauna Loa, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 2, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 3 - 19 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1.
    Diamond 6
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Mauna Loa, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 4, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 5 - 19 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1.
  • 3
    Diamond 1B:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Aurora, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of first Border Panel, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of 2nd Border Panel - 55 sts at the end of this row.
    Row 1 (WS): K26, pm, k29.
    Row 2: Knit to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 53 sts at the end of this row.
    Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 19 sts rem. Change to Rainforest and rep Rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts rem.
    Last Row (WS): K3tog. Fasten off.
    Diamond 2B:
    Work same as Diamond 1B, picking up sts across left edge of 2nd Border Panel and right edge of 3rd Border Panel.
    Diamond 3B:
    Work same as Diamond 1B, picking up sts across left edge of 3rd Border Panel and right edge of 4th Border Panel.
    Diamond 4B:
    Work same as Diamond 1B, picking up sts across left edge of 4th Border Panel and right edge of 5th Border Panel.
  • 4
    Diamond 5C:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Wildflowers, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 1B, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 2B - 55 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1B.
    Diamond 6C:
    Work same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 2B and right edge of Diamond 3B.
    Diamond 7C:
    Work same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 3B and right edge of Diamond 4B.
  • 5
    Diamond 8D:
    With Vineyard, work same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 5C and right edge of Diamond 6C.
    Diamond 9D:
    With Vineyard, work same as Diamond 5C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 6C and right edge of Diamond 7C.
  • 6
    Diamond 10E:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Rainforest, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 8D, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 9D - 55 sts at the end of this row.
    Row 1 (WS): K26, pm, k29.
    Row 2: Knit to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end - 53 sts at the end of this row. Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 19 sts rem. Change to Vineyard and rep Rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts rem.
    Last Row (WS): K3tog. Fasten off.
  • 7
    Top Panel:
    Make same as Bottom Panel.
  • 8
    Side Panel (make 2):
    Make 6 Border Panels for each Side Panel.
    Diamonds 1B-4B:
    Work same as Diamonds 1B-4B of Lower Panel.
    Diamond 5B:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Aurora, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of 5th Border Panel, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of 6th Border Panel - 55 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work as Diamond 1B.
  • 9
    Diamond 6C:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Wildflowers, pick up and k27 sts across left edge of Diamond 1B, cast on 1 st, pick up and k27 sts across right edge of Diamond 2B - 55 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1B.
    Diamond 7C:
    Work same as Diamond 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 2B and right edge of Diamond 3B.
    Diamond 8C:
    Work same as Diamond 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 3B and right edge of Diamond 4B.
    Diamond 9C:
    Work same as Diamond 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 4B and right edge of Diamond 5B.
  • 10
    Diamond 10D:
    With Vineyard, work same as 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 6C and right edge of Diamond 7 Wildflowers.
    Diamond 11D:
    Work same as Diamond 10D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 7C and right edge of Diamond 8C.
    Diamond 12D:
    Work same as Diamond 10D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 8C and right edge of Diamond 9C.
  • 11
    Diamond 13E:
    With Rainforest, work same as 6C, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 10D and right edge of Diamond 11D.
    Diamond 14E:
    Work same as Diamond 13E, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 11D and right edge of Diamond 12D.
  • 12
    Center Panel:
    Diamond 1D:
    With Vineyard, cast on 19 sts.
    Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.
  • 13
    Diamond 2E:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Rainforest, cast on 10 sts, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 1D - 19 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.
    Diamond 3E:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Rainforest, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 1D, cast on 10 sts - 19 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.
  • 14
    Diamond 4D:
    With Vineyard, work same as Diamond 2E, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 2E.
    Diamond 5D:
    Joining Row (RS): With RS facing and Vineyard, pick up and k9 sts across left edge of Diamond 2E, cast on 1 st, pick up and k9 sts across right edge of Diamond 3E - 19 sts at the end of this row. Beg with Row 1, work same as Diamond 1 of Lower Panel.
    Diamond 6D:
    With Vineyard, work same as Diamond 3E, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 3E.
  • 15
    Diamond 7E:
    With Rainforest, work same as Diamond 5D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 4D and right edge of Diamond 5D.
    Diamond 8E:
    With Rainforest, work same as Diamond 5D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 5D and right edge of Diamond 6D.
    Diamond 9D:
    With Vineyard, work same as Diamond 5D, picking up sts across left edge of Diamond 7E and right edge of Diamond 8E.
  • 16
    Finishing:
    Arrange Panels as shown in Assembly Diagram and sew together.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:5 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Amazing Yarn Mauna Loa 104572771 (5)
  • Lion Brand Amazing Yarn Aurora 104507576 (5)
  • Lion Brand Amazing Yarn Wildflowers 104507577 (4)
  • Lion Brand Amazing Yarn Vineyard 104572768 (4)
  • Lion Brand Amazing Yarn Rainforest 104507580 (3)
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 8/5.0 mm 104239381
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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