Friday, January 8, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside...Let's Knit a Quick Afghan!

BRRR!!! Coldest day in 14 years in Austin! It makes me wanna curl up with a glass of wine, a good book and a nice, thick blanket....oh wait...I have to knit one up!

SIZE: One Size
34 x 54 in. [86.5 x 137 cm], not including fringe

• 790-393 Lion Brand Homespun® Yarn: Cream
2 Balls (A)
• 790-403 Lion Brand Homespun® Yarn: Earth
2 Balls (B)
• 790-335 Lion Brand Homespun® Yarn: Prairie
2 Balls (C)
• 790-381 Lion Brand Homespun® Yarn: Barley
2 Balls (D)
• Knitting Needles - Size 50 [25 mm]
• Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5
• Large-Eyed Blunt Needles

4 stitches = 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side rows, purl on wrong
side rows) with 4 strands of yarn held together. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the
pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less
stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or
needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Due to the nature of the fabric when working with Speed Stix, gauge may vary
throughout the knitting and is not crucial to this project.

With 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D held together, cast on 34 stitches.
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 54 in. [137 cm] from beginning. Bind off.
Weave in ends.
Cut 68 strands of each color yarn each about 20 in. [52 cm] long. For each Fringe, hold one strand of each color (4 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Afghan, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make one Fringe in each stitch along first and last rows of Throw. Trim Fringe ends evenly.

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