Lion Brand Country Soft Stripes AfghanBack to category
Lion Brand Country Soft Stripes Afghan
Knit an afghan that blends in with your home décor!
- Time:3 hours
1Use 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.
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.
2With 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.
Weave in ends.