Knitted Patio Stripe Afghan

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Size 50" x 72"

Materials Required — AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, ARTICLE W11
36 - 1 ¼ oz. Skeins Flame.
10 - 1 ¼ oz. Skeins Amber.
1 Pair Bone or Plastic Knitting Needles No. 4 or No. 5.
1 Bone or Plastic Crochet Hook No. 4.

Center Stripe — With Flame, cast on 67 sts and K 1 row.

1st Row of Pattern — Purl across row. Purl every uneven row.

2nd Row. P 2, * o. (Over: yarn over needle.) K 4, sl 1 st, n. (Narrow: K 2 together.) Pass sl st over last st, K 4, o, P 2, repeat from * to end of row.

4th Row. P 2, * K 1, o, K 3, sl 1, n, pass sl st over, K 3, o, K 1, P 2, repeat from * to end of row.

6th Row. P 2, * K 2, o, K 2, sl 1, n, pass sl st over, K 2, o, K 2, P 2, repeat from * to end of row.

8th Row. P 2, * K 3, o, K 1, sl 1, n, pass sl st over, K 1, o, K 3, P 2, repeat from * to end of row.

10th Row. P2, * K 4, o , sl 1, n, pass sl st over, o, K 4, P 2, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat from the 1st row of pattern until stripe measures about 70 inches (or length desired) ending with the 1st row of pattern. K 1 row and bind off in knitting.

3 Pattern Stripe—With Flame, cast on 41 sts and repeat pattern. Work 2 stripes.

2 Pattern Stripe—With Flame, cast on 28 sts and repeat pattern. Work 2 stripes.

1 Pattern Stripe—With Amber, cast on 15 sts, repeat pattern. Work 4 stripes.

Press each piece and block ends carefully making scallops uniform.

With wrong side of work toward you, sew Amber stripe to 3 pattern stripe picking up back loop of sts only. Sew the 2 pattern stripe to opposite side of Amber stripe. Sew Amber stripe to opposite side of 2 pattern stripe. Sew 5 pattern stripe to opposite side of Amber stripe. The 5 pattern stripe is the center of Afghan. Sew other stripes to correspond.

Crocheted Border. With Flame, picking up the entire purl st, work a row of s c all around, working 5 s c on side of each scallop, 3 s c in center st at point of each scallop and skip 2 sts between each scallop.

2nd Row. Attach Amber, * work 1 s c in each of the 5 s c on side of scallop, 3 s c in center s c at point of scallop, 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c on opposite side of scallop, skip 2 sts between scallops, repeat from * across top and lower edge working 1 s c in each s c on long sides, break Amber.

3rd Row. Pick up Flame, s c in 1st st, skip 1 s c, * 4 d c in next s c, skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, skip 1 s c, 5 d c in next s c, (point) skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, skip 1 s c, 4 d c in next s c, skip 2 s c, s c in next s c, skip 1 s c of next scallop, repeat from * across top and lower edge and work 1 s c in each s c on sides of Afghan.


Other great patterns from Star Afghan Book, Book 52:

Knitting Patterns

Knitted Cable Stitch Afghan
Knitted Patio Stripe Afghan
Sculptured Block Afghan
Two-Tone Slip-Stitch Afghan

Crochet Patterns

Autumn Glow Afghan
Fleur de Lis Afghan
Modern Leaf Afghan
Old Granny Afghan
Puff Stitch Afghan
Victoriana Rose Wreath Afghan
Vine & Trellis Afghan
Woven Scotch Plaid Afghan

Comments

I like such Patio Stripe - it's really a good choice.

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