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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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Enjoyed knitting this afghan but do not have a clue to make fringe and attach to throw, help?

Take 3 stands of your colors 13 inches long. Fold in half, and with a crochet hook start at the corner. Insert hook and draw through a loop. Like you would thread a needle. Pull up through all 6 strands. This will create your tassel. Hope this helps

I did find out what (RS) means from another place....it is right side.

It does mean right side of work.

I am also wondering what (rs) means....I have never seen those letters before.

I'm not sure what the lettters (rs) mean,could you help me?

I am also a beginner, but since no one from this website is answering your question, it sounds to me like it means just knit across the entire row, with no purls or other special stitches, while you are attaching a new color. You have just changed from MC to A on the 69th row, and you should just knit across with the new color before going back to doing the box stitch pattern. Because you work 68 rows in box stitch pattern, on 69th row you are adding a new color, so just knit it on and then return to box stitch pattern. Also After doing 68 more rows you are on row 137, add and you change colors and then knit in every stitch with the regular knit stitch all across the row, and then you return to the box stitch pattern again. Each time you finish 68 rows you change colors and knit it on all across the row with the knit stitch, then go back to the box stitch pattern. This is my interpretation, so I hope I am correct. I am no expert, but this is what it means to me.

When this pattern reads "knit" on rolls 69th, 137 etc. what does that mean? How do you just knit? I would like to make this afghan but am a beginner.

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