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Garter Stitch Striped Afghan

ABBREVIATIONS

Sl=slip (skip peg with yarn behind the peg)
K=knit stitch
P=purl stitch
St(s)=stitch(es)
Rep=repeat
CC=contrasting color (Peanut color)
MC=main color (Gray color)

NOTE

Carry the yarn along the side of the knitted item.

Always skip the first peg (take working yarn behind peg 1 and then to the front of peg 2 and work it as instructed).

Always knit the last peg, even if the row is a purl row (this ensures matching edges).

INSTRUCTIONS

Assemble links to 72 (100, 144) pegs to work a flat panel. Note: 1 kit has 72 pegs, and 2 kits has 144 pegs total.

Using MC, cast on from left-to-right all the pegs.

**Row 1: with MC, slip first peg, knit to end of row. Row 2: with MC, slip first peg, purl to peg before last, knit the last peg.

Join CC, do not cut MC.

Row 3: with CC, slip the first peg, knit to end of row. Row 4: with CC, slip first peg, purl to peg before last, knit the last peg.

Repeat Rows 1-4: 6 more times. (28 total rows, including the 4 rows above—14 Garter Stitch Ridges).

Cut CC, leaving a 6-inch yarn tail.

Next row: with MC, slip first peg, knit to end of row. Next row: with MC, slip first peg, purl to the peg before last, knit the last peg. **

Repeat last two rows: 13 more times (28 rows total, including the two rows above).

Repeat from ** to ** until blanket measures approximately 30” (50”, 60”) inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rows 1-4: 7 times.
Bind off with basic removal method. Weave in all ends.

Striped Afghan

LOOM: Flexee Loom Chunky (1-2 kits) 72- 144 pegs used depending on blanket size.

YARN: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Peanut (5) skeins and Gray Slate (15) skeins.

NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors.

GAUGE: 10 sts x 24 rows=4”

SIZE:  Approx. 30” x 35” (42” x 55, 50” x 65”).

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One comment

  1. How do I measure the length of this blanket while on the loom? I am not sure if I measure from the outside edge of blanket or center of loom.
    Best regards, Denise

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