Lion Brand Vanna'’s Tapestry Color Rich Afghan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna'’s Tapestry Color Rich Afghan

This modern afghan nicely updates any room!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts + 22 rows (about 4 inch) over St st (K on RS, p on WS) to knit an afghan that measures approximately 39 inch x 50-1/2 inch. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitches:
    Pattern Stitch:
    Seed St (worked over an odd number of sts)
    Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
    Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
    Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
    Notes:
    Afghan is worked in 3 Panels that are worked separately, then sewn together.
    Each panel is worked in alternating Seed and St st (k on RS, p on WS) sections, changing colors as specified.
    Sts for borders are picked up along edges of completed Afghan. Iceland circular needle is used to accommodate the number of border sts.
    To eliminate the need for multiple knitting needles, instructions are for the Panels to be worked on the circular needle, back and forth in rows as if working on straight needles. If you prefer, Panels can be worked on straight needles.
  • 2
    Panel 1:
    With Brazil, cast on 48 sts.
    Row 1 (RS): With Brazil, knit.
    Rows 2-66: With Brazil, continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
    Change to Linen and knit one row.
    With Linen, Work in Seed st for 21 rows.
    Change to Scandinavia and work in St st for 66 rows.
    Change to Black and knit one row.
    With Black, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
    Change to Iceland and work in St st for 66 rows.
    Change to Linen and knit one row.
    With Linen, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
    Bind off.
  • 3
    Panel 2:
    With Black, cast on 48 sts.
    With Black, work in Seed st for 22 rows.
    Change to Iceland and work in St st for 66 rows.
    Change to Linen and knit one row.
    With Linen, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
    Change to Brazil and work in St st for 66 rows.
    Change to Black and knit one row.
    With Black, work in Seed st for 21 rows.
    Change to Scandinavia and work in St st for 66 rows.
    Bind off.
  • 4
    Panel 3:
    With Scandinavia, cast on 48 sts.
    Work same as Panel 1, but in the following color sequence: Scandinavia, Linen, Iceland, Black, Brazil, Linen.
    Bind off.
  • 5
    Finishing:
    Sew Panels together in numerical order.
    Borders:
    From RS, with Black, pick up and k193 sts evenly spaced along one long side edge of Afghan.
    Work in Seed st for 7 rows.
    Bind off in pattern.
    Rep along opposite side edge.
    From RS, with Black, pick up and k155 sts evenly spaced along one short edge of Afghan, including ends of side borders. Work in Seed st for 7 rows.
    Bind off in pattern.
    Rep along opposite end of Afghan.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Linen 104213501
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Black 104213519 (2)
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Tapestry Yarn Brazil 104808385 (2)
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Tapestry Yarn Scandinavia 104808387 (2)
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Tapesrty Yarn Iceland 104808393 (2)
  • Circular Knitting Needle 5.0 mm - 91.5 cm 8 US - 36 inch
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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