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Textured Block Afghan

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This afghan knitting pattern creates a warm cover with wonderful texture and coordinating blocks of color. The classic fringe on this knit afghan with both colors is a nice touch.  You can knit up this Textured Block Afghan pattern for yourself or a friend, as it makes a wonderful housewarming or birthday gift.  Mix and match colors to suit your style or use the colors in the pattern to create a lovely afghan that is sure to accent your living room or bedroom.

Textured Block Knit Afghan

Materials:

If you're using Bernat Super Value Yarn SOLIDS (197 g/7 oz)

  • 3 balls Bernat Super Value Yarn in color of your choice (MC)
  • 3 balls Bernat Super Value Yarn in color of your choice (A)
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

If you're using Bernat Super Value Yarn OMBRES (142 g/5 oz)

  • 5 balls Bernat Super Value Yarn in color of your choice (MC)
  • 5 balls Bernat Super Value Yarn in color of your choice (A)
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

 

Gauge:  17 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins 10 cm in box st pat.

 

Instructions:
Measurements: Approx 47 x 58 ins 119.5 x 147.5 cm.

Box Stitch Pattern

  • 1st row: (RS). K2. P2. Rep from to end of row.
  • 2nd row: K2. P2. Rep from to end of row.
  • 3rd row: P2. K2. Rep from to end of row.
  • 4th row: P2. K2. Rep from to end of row.
  • These 4 rows form box st pat.

First Strip (Make 3)

  1. With MC cast on 40 sts.
     
  2. Work 68 rows in box st pat.
     
  3. 69th row: (RS). With A, knit.
     
  4. Beg with a 2nd row work 67 rows in box st pat.
     
  5. 137th row: With MC, knit.
     
  6. Beg with a 2nd row work 67 rows in box st pat.
     
  7. 205th row: With A, knit.
     
  8. Beg with a 2nd row work 67 rows in box st pat.
     
  9. 273rd row: With MC, knit.
     
  10. Beg with a 2nd row work 67 rows in box st pat.
     
  11. 341st row: With A, knit.
     
  12. Beg with a 2nd row work 67 rows in box st pat. Cast off in pat.

Second Strip (Make 2)

  1. Work as given for first strip substituting A for MC and MC for A.
     
  2. Sew strips alternating first strip and second strip.

Fringe

  1. Cut 13 inch 33 cm lengths of MC and A. Taking 3 strands of each color tog, knot into fringe on short ends of Afghan 2 ins 5 cm apart as illustrated. Trim fringe evenly.
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