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Graphic Blocks

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Bright blocks and stripes bring a room to life.

Single Size
Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.
Approx 46½ x 52 ins [118 x 132 cm].
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The materials for this project cost $5.99

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size
Pillow:
Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.
Afghan:
Approx 46½ x 52 ins [118 x 132 cm].

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

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Contrast B

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Contrast C

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Contrast D

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Contrast E

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Contrast F

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Contrast G

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Contrast H

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Contrast I

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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 8/5mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form.

The materials for this project cost $5.99

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MEASUREMENTS

Pillow:
Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.
Afghan:
Approx 46½ x 52 ins [118 x 132 cm].

MATERIALS

Afghan
Patons Canadiana
Contrast A () 2
Contrast B () 2
Contrast C () 3
Contrast D () 3
Contrast E () 2
Contrast F () 2
Contrast G () 2
Contrast H () 2
Contrast I () 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
Pillow
Patons Canadiana
Contrast A () 1
Contrast B () 1
Contrast C () 1
Contrast D () 1
Contrast E () 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form.

GAUGE

18 sts and 34 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 5 mm needles in garter st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Note: When working with more than one color within a row, use separate balls for each area of color. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.

AFGHAN
STRIP A (make 3)
With G, cast on 35 sts.
**1st to 8th rows: With G, work in garter st (knit every row).
9th row: With H, K5. With G, K30.
10th row:With G, K30. With H, K5.
11th to 16th rows: As 9th and 10th rows 3 times more.
17th row: With H, K10. With G, K25.
18th row:With G, K25. With H, K10.
19th to 24th rows: As 17th and 18th rows 3 times more.
25th row: With H, K15. With I, K5. With G, K15.
26th row: With G, K15. With I, K5. With H, K15.
27th to 32nd rows: As 25th and 26th rows 3 times more.
33rd row: With H, K20. With G, K15.
34th row: With G, K15. With H, K20.
35th to 40th rows: As 33rd and 34th rows 3 times more.
41st row: With H, K25. With G, K10.
42nd row: With G, K10. With H, K25.
43rd to 48th rows: As 41st and 42nd rows 3 times more.
49th row: With H, K30. With G, K5.
50th row: With G, K5. With H, K30.
51st to 56th rows: As 49th and 50th rows 3 times more.
57th to 64th rows: With H, work in garter st.***
65th to 72nd rows: With E, work in garter st.
73rd row: With F, K5. With E, K30.
74th row: With E, K30. With F, K5.
75th to 80th rows: As 73rd and 74th rows 3 times more.
81st row: With F, K10. With E, K25.
82nd row: With E, K25. With F, K10.
83rd to 88th rows: As 81st and 82nd rows 3 times more.
89th row: With F, K15. With I, K5. With E, K15.
90th row: With E, K15. With I, K5. With F, K15.
91st to 96th rows: As 89th and 90th rows 3 times more.
97th row: With F, K20. With E, K15.
98th row: With E, K15. With F, K20.
99th to 104th rows: As 97th and 98th rows 3 times more.
105th row: With F, K25. With E, K10.
106th row: With E, K10. With F, K25.
107th to 112th rows: As 105th and 106th rows 3 times more.
113th row: With F, K30. With E, K5.
114th row: With E, K5. With F, K30.
115th to 120th rows: As 113th to 114th rows 3 times more.
121st to 128th rows: With F, knit.**
Rep from ** to ** twice, then from ** to *** once. Cast off knitways.

STRIP B (make 3)
Work as given for Strip A substituting C for G, D for H, A for E and B for F.
Sew strips tog as alternating Strip A and Strip B.

PILLOW
Front: With A, cast on 70 sts. 1st to 18th rows: Knit.
19th row: With B, K10. With A, K60.
20th row: With A, K60. With B, K10.
21st to 36th rows: As 19th and 20th rows 8 times more.
37th row: With B, K20. With A, K50.
38th row: With A, K50. With B, K20.
39th to 54th rows: As 37th and 38th rows 8 times more.
55th row: With B, K30. With I, K10. With A, K30.
56th row: With A, K30. With I, K10. With B, K30.
57th to 72nd rows: As 55th and 56th rows 8 times more.
73rd row: With B, K40. With A, K30.
74th row: With A, K30. With B, K40.
75th to 90th rows: As 73rd and 74th rows 8 times more.
91st row: With B, K50. With A, K20.
92nd row: With A, K20. With B, K50.
93rd to 108th rows: As 91st and 92nd rows 8 times more.
109th row: With B, K60. With A, K10.
110th row: With A, K10. With B, K60.
111th to 126th rows: As 109th and 110th rows 8 times more.
127th to 144th rows: With B, knit.
Cast off knitways.
Back: Work as given for Front substituting C for A and D for B.
Sew Front and Back tog leaving one side open to insert pillow form.
Insert form. Sew opening closed.