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Knit Stripes and Waves Afghan

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Perfect for the knitter is new to the craft but eager to start making afghans, this Knit Stripes and Waves Afghan from Premier Yarns will help add a touch of color to your living room.  To make this knit blanket pattern more girl friendly, feel free to substitute pink yarn instead.

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 47" wide x 59" long


Materials

  • Knitting Needles: US 10 (6 mm) needles or size to obtain
  • Yarn: Dream (100% Acrylic; 210 yards/195 meters; 3½ ounces/100grams per ball)
    • 3 balls 24-232 Brown (A)
    • 3 balls 24-214 Leaf Green (B)
    • 3 balls 24-202 Cream (C)
  • Gauge Crochet Hook: US J-10 (6 mm)


Gauge
21 sts and 24 rows = 4" in patt st. Use any size needles to obtain specified gauge.

Abbreviations
beg – beginning
k – knit
mm – millimeter
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together (1 st decreased)
patt – pattern
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitches
yo – yarn over
* – repeat instructions after asterisk as specified
[ ] – rep instructions inside brackets the number
of times specified


Instructions:

With A, cast on 241 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K5, purl to the last 5 sts, k5.
Row 2: K5, * [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, [p2tog] 10 times,
[yo, k1] 4 times; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: K5, purl to the last 5 sts, k5.
Row 4: Knit all sts.
Rep Rows 1-4 twice. Change to B and rep Rows 1-4
three times. Change to C and Rep Rows 1-4 three
times. Continue in established stripe patt, changing
colors every 12 rows until Afghan measures
approximately 58½" from beg, ending with a
complete A stripe.


Finishing
With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any st and work
1 row of single crochet around entire afghan, working
3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc; fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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