Lion Brand Country Soft Stripes Afghan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Country Soft Stripes Afghan

Knit an afghan that blends in with your home décor!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 sts + 14 rows (about 4 inch) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to knit a blanket that measures 42 inch x 60 inch. Be sure to check your gauge. 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. 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.
    Notes:
    Afghan is worked in one piece in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with a Garter st (k every row) border.
    A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
  • 2
    With White Mountains, cast on 150 sts.
    Knit 6 rows for Garter st (k every row) border.
    Row 1 (RS): Knit.
    Row 2: K5, p to last 5 sts, k5. Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st for borders and remaining sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) work until piece measures about 5 inch from beginning.
    *Change to New England Granite and continue as established until New England Granite stripe measures 2 inch.**
    Change to Bear Mountain and continue as established until Bear Mountain stripe measures 7 inch.
    Change to White Mountains and continue as established until White Mountains stripe measures 5 inch.
    Rep from * once; then from * to **. Change to Bear Mountain and continue as established until Bear Mountain stripe measures 5 inch. Knit 6 rows for Garter st border.
    Bind off.
  • 3
    Finishing:
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Country Yarn White Mountains 104808305 (3)
  • Lion Brand Country Yarn New England Granite 104808321
  • Lion Brand Country Yarn Bear Mountain 104808311 (3)
  • 40 inch Circular Needle U.S. 13 (9.0 mm)
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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