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Peaceful Lap Afghan

By: Grace Alexander for Red Heart Yarn

Knit a beautiful afghan perfect for one in inexpensive "Spa Blue" and "Seagrass" yarn. This easy afghan knitting pattern features blocks of the ombre yarn in a special pattern stitch and solid stripes in stockinette stitch.

You can find this beginner knit pattern, along with several other easy knitting patterns, in our free eBook, Learn How to Knit for Beginners:  27 Easy Knitting Patterns.

Peaceful Knit Lap Afghan

Materials:

  • Yarn: RED HEART® “SuperSaver™”: 2 skeins 883 Spa Blue A, 3 skeins 931 Seagrass B.
  • Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] circular needle, 24” or 36” long
  • Yarn needle

Size: 36” x 48”

Gauge: 16 sts = 4”; 22 rounds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch

Note: Afghan is worked back and forth in rows. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.

Pattern Stitch
Row 1 (Right Side): With A, k2, [p2, k2] across.
Row 2: P2, [k2, p2] across.
Row 3: P2, [k2, p2] across.
Row 4: K2, [p2, k2] across.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Pattern st.

Instructions:

With A, cast on 130 sts.
Work 6 rows in Pattern st.
With B, work 20 rows in St st.
With A, work 10 rows in Pattern st.
With B, work 30 rows in St st.
With A, work 16 rows in Pattern st.
With B, work 50 rows in St st.
With A, work 6 rows in Pattern st.
With B, work 50 rows in St st.
With A, work 16 rows in Pattern st.
With B, work 30 rows in St st.
With A, work 10 rows in Pattern st.
With B, work 20 rows in St st.
With A, work 6 rows in Pattern st.
Bind off in pattern.

FINISHING
Side Edges: With right side facing and A, pick up and knit 194 sts evenly along one long edge.
Work in Pattern st for 10 rows.
Bind off in pattern.
Repeat along opposite long edge.
Weave in ends.

 

For more ideas, visit Red Heart Yarn.

 

 For more great knitting patterns be sure to check out our 24 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns eBook!

 

 

 

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