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Boys Afghan

by

Ann V. Gallentine

I first made this afghan for my sons. It is larger than the normal afghans because I wanted it long enough to cover their 6 foot bodies. This is a very portable project that I worked on while traveling. The patterns are quite easy to remember.

The afghan consists of 7 strips. All the strips are bordered by a Right Diagonal Pattern and a Left Diagonal Pattern. On the right (public) side, work a Right Diagonal, the designated pattern, and then the Left Diagonal. On the wrong (private) side, work a Left Diagonal, the designated pattern and then the Right Diagonal.

 

Materials: #7 needles, Cable Holder, Yarn: 64 ounces Cream color worsted weight yarn

Size: 60" wide, 65"long

Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows equal 1 inch

Special Abbreviations:

BC: Slip 2 sts to cable holder and hold to back, k2, k2 from cable holder

FC: Slip 2 sts to cable holder and hold to front, k2, k2 from cable holder

C4B: Slip 4 sts to cable holder and hold to back, k4, k4 from cable holder

C4F: Slip 4 sts to cable holder and hold to front, k4, k4 from cable holder

Patterns:

Right Diagonal Pattern (14 sts):

Row 1(right side): k10, k2tog, yo, p2

Row 2 & all even rows: p9, k3, p2

Row 3: k9,k2tog, yo, k1, p2

Row 5: k8, k2 tog, yo, k2, p2

Row 7: k7, k2tog, yo, k3, p2

Row 9: k6, k2tog, yo, k4, p2

Row 11: k5, k2tog, yo,k5, p2

Row 12: p9, k3, p2

Rep rows 1-12 for pattern

Left Diagonal Pattern (14 sts):

Row 1 (right side): p2, yo, ssk, k10

Row 2 & all even rows: p2, k3, p9

Row 3: p2, k1, yo, ssk, k9

Row 5: p2, k2, yo, ssk, k8

Row 7: p2, k3, yo, ssk, k7

Row 9: p2, k4, yo, ssk, k6

Row 11: p2, k5, yo, ssk, k5

Row 12: p2, k3, p9

Rep rows 1-12 for pattern

Honey Comb Pattern

Rows 1,5: k 24

Row 2 & all even rows: p 24

Row 3: (BC, FC) 3 times

Row 7: (FC, BC) 3 times

Row 8: p 24

Rep rows 1-8 for pattern

Telescope Lattice Pattern

Rows 1,5,7,11(right side): k 36

Row 2 & all even rows: p36

Row 3: (BC, k4, FC) 3 times

Row 9: (k2, FC, BC, k2) 3 times

Row 12: p 36

Rep rows 1-12 for pattern

Cable Pattern

Rows 1,3,7,9: k 12

Row 2 & all even rows: p12

Row 5: C4F, k4

Row 11: k4, C4B

Row 12: p12

Rep rows 1-12 for pattern

Honey Comb Strip (make 2)

CO 48 sts.

Bottom border:

K 8 rows. Increase in next row (wrong side) as follows:

k14, bar inc in next st, k6, bar inc in next st, k6, bar inc in next st, k4, bar inc in next st, k14 (52 sts)

Middle of strip

Work 14 sts of Right Diagonal Pattern, work 24 sts of Honey Comb Pattern, work 14 sts of Left Diagonal Pattern.

Continue till there are 35 diagonal patterns ending with row 11 or desired length. End right side

Decrease row (wrong side)

Work 16 sts, k2tog, work 6, k2tog, k2tog, work 6, k2tog, work 16 (48 sts)

Top Border:

Knit 9 rows, ending on right side. Bind off on wrong side in knit

Telescope Lattice Strip (make one)

Cast on 60 sts

Border: Work as for other strips, increasing as follows in last row

Increase between stitches 16/17, 23/24, 38/39/ 45/46 (64 sts)

Body of strip

Right Diagonal Pattern, Telescope Lattice Pattern, Left Diagonal Pattern

Repeat patterns till there are a total of 35 diagonal patterns, ending with row 11 or desired length.

Decrease row: work 16, K2tog, work 7, k2tog, work 10, k2tog work 7 k2tog, work to end of row (60 sts)

Top Border:

Knit 9 rows, ending on right side. Bind off in knit on wrong side.

Cable Strip (make 4)

CO 38 sts

Border: Work as for other strips, increasing as follows in last row

Increase between stitches 18/19 and 19/20 (40 sts)

Body of strip

Right Diagonal Pattern, Cable Pattern, Left Diagonal Pattern

Repeat patterns till there are a total of 35 diagonal patterns, ending with row 11 or desired length.

Decrease row: work 16 sts, k2tog, work 4, k2tog, work 16 sts (38 sts)

Top border:

Knit 9 rows ending on right side. Bind of in knit on wrong side

Sew together in the following order:

Cable Strip, Honey Comb Strip, Cable Strip, Telescope Lattice Strip, Cable Strip, Honey Comb Strip, Cable Strip

 

Corrections and updates made January 2006, July 2008, August 2010, January 2011

Copyright 2001-2011 Ann V. Gallentine


 

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