Saturday, January 10, 2009

Katrine Stripes Afghan Done!!

I have finished Mommy's Afghan (pictured above) and given it a real name since I created the pattern myself. It is called the Katrine Stripes Afghan and the pattern is as follows :-D

Katrine Stripes Afghan

Size - 4.5' x 6'

Size-19 29" circular needles
Tapestry needle
9" long piece of cardboard

6 skeins Patons Divine Deep Earth
Bernat Soft Boucle
3 skeins Black
3 skeins Westport Shades
3 skeins Earth Shades

I will update this tomorrow

Holding all 4 strands together loosely cast on 58 stitches.
Knit 5 rows in garter stitch.
Then begin 2 row pattern repeat.
Row 1: K5, P10, K8, P5, K2, P5, K8, P10, K5
Row 2: P5, K10, P8, K5, P2, K5, P8, K10, P5
Continue 2 row pattern repeat until afghan measures 70" long.
Knit 5 rows in garter stitch.
Loosely bind off.

To make tassels (4):
Holding all 4 strands together, wrap around the 9" piece of cardboard 8 times.
Pull loops off of the cardboard
Cut 1 long separate strand and thread into the tapestry needle.
Thread through the top of the loops and wrap several times around all the loops about 1 1/2" from the top.
Thread strand through opposite side of loops so a strand sticks out on either side and attach to each of the four corners of the afghan.

This afghan is so warm, soft, and cozy!! I love it and my mom does too :-D
First FO of 2009!!!

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