Garter and Shell Squares

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Garter and Shell Squares

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Simple garter squares alternate with highly textured panels in this afghan. Shown in Patons Decor.

Size

Single Size
Approx 41 x 49 ins [104 x 124.5 cm]
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Measurements
Approx 41 x 49 ins [104 x 124.5 cm]

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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The materials for this project cost $3.95

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MEASUREMENTS

Measurements
Approx 41 x 49 ins [104 x 124.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Shell blanket
Decor
Main Color (MC) () 10
Size 4½ mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

GAUGE

19 sts and 38 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 4½ mm needles in garter st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Strip A (make 3)

Cast on 32 sts.
1st row: (Wrong side). Knit.
2nd to 49th rows: (Wrong side). Knit.
50th row: K3. *yfwd. K8. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 38 sts.
51st row: K4. *P8. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1.
52nd row: K4. *yfwd. K8. yfwd. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1. 44 sts.
53rd row: K5. *P8. K5. Rep from * to end of row.
54th row: K5. *yfwd. K8. yfwd. K5. Rep from * to end of row. 50 sts.
55th row: K6. *P8. K7. Rep from * to last 14 sts. P8. K6.
56th row: K6. *K4togtbl. K4tog. K7. Rep from * to last 14 sts. K4togtbl. K4tog. K6.
57th to 96th rows: Rep 49th to 56th rows 5 times more.
These 96 rows form pat.
Rep 1st to 96th rows once more, then 1st to 49th rows once more. Cast off.

Strip B (make 2)
Cast on 32 sts.
1st row: (Wrong side). Knit.
2nd row: K3. *yfwd. K8. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 38 sts.
3rd row: K4. *P8. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: K4. *yfwd. K8. yfwd. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1. 44 sts.
5th row: K5. *P8. K5. Rep from * to end of row.
6th row: K5. *yfwd. K8. yfwd. K5. Rep from * to end of row. 50 sts.
7th row: K6. *P8. K7. Rep from * to last 14 sts. P8. K6.
8th row: K6. *K4togtbl. K4tog. K7. Rep from * to last 14 sts. K4togtbl. K4tog. K6.
9th to 48th rows: Rep 1st to 8th rows 5 times more.
49th to 96th rows: Knit.
These 96 rows form pat.
Rep 1st to 96th rows once more, then 1st to 49th rows once more. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew strips tog alternating strip A with strip B as illustrated.
Border: Cast on 7 sts.
1st row: (Wrong side). Knit
2nd row: K6. Inc1. 8 sts.
3rd row: Inc1. K7. 9 sts.
4th row: K8. Inc1. 10 sts.
5th row: Inc1. K9. 11 sts.
6th row: K10. Inc1. 12 sts.
7th row: Inc1. K11. 13 sts.
8th row: K12. Inc1. 14 sts.
9th row: Inc1. K13. 15 sts.
10th row: K13. K2tog. 14 sts.
11th row: K2tog. K12. 13 sts.
12th row: K11. K2tog. 12 sts.
13th row: K2tog. K10. 11 sts.
14th row: K9. K2tog. 10 sts.
15th row: K2tog. K8. 9 sts.
16th row: K7. K2tog. 8 sts.
17th row: K2tog. K6. 7 sts.
Rows 2 to 17 form pat.
Cont in pat until edging fits around entire throw, beg at centre of one side edge, allowing sufficient length to gather at each corner, sewing in place as you work and ending with row 17 of pat.
Cast off. Sew ends of border tog.