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Modern Lovey Baby Afghan

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You'll love this Modern Lovey Baby Afghan that makes a great baby blanket or adult throw.  Add a touch of color to any room using this striped, eight-row blanket.  This is one of those cute knitting patterns for babies that you can't miss.  Two additional rows of knitting help to create a nice clean border around this classic piece shown in two versions below.

 

Version 1 (left) and Version 2 (right):

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx 47” x 34”/119.5cm x /86.5cm (64” x 55”/162.5cm x 139.5cm)


MATERIALS

  • Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) from Caron (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g,167yds/153m)
    • Variation 1
    • #0007 Hot Pink(ish) (A): 3 balls
    • #0011 Taupe(ish) (B): 2 balls
    • #0020 Chartreuse(ish) (C): 2 balls
    • #0009 Espresso(ish) (D): 2 balls
    • #0017 Tuquoise(ish) (E): 2 balls
    • #0015 Red(ish) (F): 2 balls
    • Variation 2
    • #0001 Black(ish) (A): 3 balls
    • #0002 Gun Metal(ish) (B): 2 balls
    • #0003 Grey(ish) (C): 2 balls
    • #0004 White(ish) (D): 2 balls
    • #0016 Teal(ish) (E): 2 balls
    • #0005 Plum(ish) (F): 2 balls
  • One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE
In Garter stitch, 16 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm


BLANKET/THROW
With B, CO 182 (248) sts
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 4: P1, *p1 wrapping yarn 3 times around needle; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: K1, *sl next 3 sts onto cn and hold in front allowing extra wraps to
drop, k3 allowing extra wraps to drop, k3 from cn; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 6-8: Knit.
Join A. Rep Rows 1-6 twice. Rep Rows 7-8.
Join C. Rep Rows 1-8.
Join D. Rep Rows 1-8.
Join E. Rep Rows 1-6 three times. Rep Rows 7-8.
Join F. Rep Rows 1-8.

Cont in this manner, changing colors and width of color stripes as desired
making sure to work Rows 7 and 8 before each color change, until piece
measures approx 32 (53)”.
BO.


Border
With RS facing and A, PU sts evenly along CO edge.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: Kf&b of first st, knit to last st, kf&b of last st.
Rep Rows 1 and 2, six more times. BO.
Rep border along BO edge, then along each side edge.


FINISHING
Using yarn needle, seam together border at corners. Weave in ends.
Block, if necessary.

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