Thursday, April 21, 2011

Felted Afghan

Baby, it's cold inside...especially when you have that AC blasting! You may need a little afghan to keep you comfy watching your favorite TV Show!

• 820-201 Lion Brand Lion Wool: Autumn Sunset (print color)
3 Balls (A)
• 820-140 Lion Brand Lion Wool: Rose
4 Balls (B)
• Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles

16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) before felting. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Afghan is knit in St st. After knitting, stitches are dropped to create decorative strands and the afghan is felted.

With A, cast on 27 sts.
Set-up Row: *K 3, bind off 3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k 3.
Next Row: *P 3, cast on 3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p 3.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until one ball of A is nearly used up.
Drop-Stitch Row: *K 3, drop 3 sts from left needle, cast 3 sts onto right needle; rep from * to last 3 sts, k 3.
Bind off.
Make 2 more strips using A.
Make 4 strips with B, working to same length as A strips.

Pull dropped stitches open all the way back to cast-on edge. Alternating A and B strips, sew strips together. Weave in ends.

Wash in top-loading machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.
Remove Afghan from washer after water has drained, but before spin cycle begins. Lay Afghan on a flat surface and pin into shape. Allow to dry.

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