Symphony in Red Afghan

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Symphony in Red — or in Green — or your favorite color — this is an heirloom piece.

52 x 76

Materials Required—
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED

2 2-oz. Skeins Shade No. 1228 Scarlet.
21 2-oz. Skeins Shade No. 1229 Red.
6 2-oz. Skeins Shade No. 1231 Cardinal.
1 Pr. Bone Knitting Needles No. 7.
1 Bone Crochet Hook No, 3 or 4.

With Red (Color No. 1229) cast on 41 sts.

1st Row—K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, * P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, repeat from *.

2nd Row—P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, * K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, repeat from *.

3rd Row—P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 3, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 3, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 3, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 3, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1.

4th Row—K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 3, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 3, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 3, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 3, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1.

5th Row—Same as 1st row.

6th Row—Same as 2nd row.

7th Row—Same as 3rd row.

8th Row—Same as 4th row.

9th Row—Same as 1st row.

10th Row—Same as 2nd row.

11th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th Rows—P 7, * K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 7 repeat from * to end of row.

12th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 20th Rows—K 7, * P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2 ,P 2, K 7, repeat from * and repeat these 20 rows for length desired completing a pattern.

On each side of stripe crochet the following border—Join Scarlet (Color No. 1228) to end of stripe, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, skip inch space, s c into side of stripe, ch 2, 2 d c in same space and continue to end of row.

2nd Row—With Red (Color No. 1229) work a shell in each 2 ch loop.

3rd Row—Attach Cardinal (Color No. 1231) and work same as 2nd row.

4th Row—With Cardinal (Color No. 1231) work 1 s c in 2 ch loop, 1 s c in each d c of shell. Work 4 more stripes and sew them together.

BORDER. Across short-ends work 1 row of 1 chain meshes as follows:

Join yarn, ch 4, skip 1 st, 1 d c in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 d c in next st, repeat across row, break yarn and fasten.

FRINGE. Cut 12 inch lengths of yarn, take 4 strands, double these and knot in each mesh.


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