First Outing Afghan Pattern

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Approximate Size 24 by 32 inches

Materials—Fleisher’s De Luxe Zephyr Germantown, 5 balls White, 4 balls Color.

White Knitting Needles, 1 pair Size 6.

Gauge: Blocked—2 patterns = 3 ½ inches on width; 1 pattern = 2 inches on length

With white, cast on 141 sts.

Border—First row is right side. P 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row, increasing 1 st in first and last st on each row.

4th row—K even. P 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row, decreasing 1 st each side on each row.

8th row—K even.

Pattern—First row—With color, k 9, * slip 3 sts (always slip as to p), inc, 1 st in next st, k 7; repeat from * to end (153 sts).

2nd row—P 9, * slip 3, p 9; repeat from * to end.

3rd row—K 9, * slip 3, k 9; repeat from * to end. Repeat 2nd and 3rd row once, then 2nd row once more. Drop color.

7th row—With white, k 9, * p 3 slipped sts, k 9; repeat from * to end. K 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row. Drop white.

11th row—With color, k 3, * slip 3, k 9; repeat from *, end slip 3, k 3.

12th row—P 3, * slip 3, p 9; repeat from *, end slip 3, p 3. Repeat last 2 rows twice.

17th row—With white, k 3, * p 3, k 9; repeat from *, end p 3, k 3. K 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row. Repeat these 20 rows 14 times, working first pattern row same as 3rd pattern row. Work 6 rows of next pattern.

Top Border—First row—With white, k 9, * p 3 slipped sts, k 2 tog, k 7; repeat from * to end (141 sts). K 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row, increasing 1 st each side on each row.

5th row—P even. K 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row, decreasing 1 st each side on each row. Bind off as to p.

Side Borders—Working from right side beginning on first row of pattern, with white pick up and k 11 sts on every 20 rows on long side (168 sts). Beginning with 2nd row, work as for top border. Seam corners of border, allowing edges to roll under without sewing. Block to correct gauge.


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