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Open Windows Afghan & Pillow

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Simple, calming squares alternate soft colors and textures. Afghan measures approx. 40 x 56 inches (101.5 x 142 cm) and pillow approx. 16 inches (40.5 cm) square. Shown in Patons Decor knit using size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) needles.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 40 x 56 ins [101.5 x 142 cm]. Pillow: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.
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Finished measurements
Approx 40 x 56 ins [101.5 x 142 cm]. Pillow: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

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16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form for Pillow.

The materials for this project cost $13.44

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

pat = pattern

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished measurements
Approx 40 x 56 ins [101.5 x 142 cm]. Pillow: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.

MATERIALS

Afghan
Decor
Main Color (MC) () 4
Contrast A () 4
Contrast B () 4
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles. Size 4.5 (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension.
Pillow
Decor
Main Color (MC) () 1
Contrast A () 1
Contrast B () 2
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles. Size 4.5 (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form for Pillow.
Afghan and Pillow
Decor
Main Color (MC) () 5
Contrast A () 5
Contrast B () 6
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles. Size 4.5 (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form for Pillow.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

AFGHAN

PAT 1:
1st row:
(RS). With MC, knit.
2nd row: K1. P38. K1.
These 2 rows form Pat 1.

PAT 2: (multiple of 4 sts).
1st and 2nd rows: With A, K2. P2.
3rd and 4th rows: P2. K2.
These 4 rows form Pat 2.

PAT 3 (multiple of 2 sts).
1st row: (WS). With B, K1. P1.
2nd row: Purl.
These 2 rows form Pat 3.

Panel I: (make 3).
With MC, cast on 40 sts.
Beg with RS of work facing, work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 1, ending on a 2nd row.
Next row: (RS). With A, knit.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 2, ending on a 2nd or 4th row.
Next row: (RS). With B, knit.
Work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 3, ending on a 1st row.
Beg with RS of work facing and MC, work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 1, ending on a 2nd row.
Next row: (RS). With A, knit.
Work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 2, ending on a 2nd or 4th row.
Next row: (RS). With B, knit.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 3, ending on a 1st row. Beg with RS of work facing and MC, work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 1, ending on a 2nd row.
Next row: (RS). With A, knit.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 2, ending on a 2nd or 4th row. Cast off.

Panel II: (make 2). With A, cast on 40 sts. Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 2, ending on a 2nd or 4th row.
Next row: (RS). With B, knit.
Work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 3, ending on a 1st row.
Beg with RS facing and MC, work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 1, ending on a 2nd row.
Next row: (RS). With A, knit.
Work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 2, ending on a 2nd or 4th row.
Next row: (RS). With B, knit.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 3, ending on a 1st row.
Beg with RS facing and MC, work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 1, ending on a 2nd row.
Next row: (RS). With A, knit.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in Pat 2, ending on a 2nd or 4th row.
Next row: (RS). With B, knit.
Work 11 ins [28 cm] in Pat 3, ending on a 1st row. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew panels tog, alternating Panels I and II. With MC and circular needle, pick up and knit 250 sts evenly along side edge of Afghan.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off. Rep for other side.

With MC and circular needle, pick up and knit 180 sts across upper edge of Afghan. Knit 2 rows. Cast off. Rep for lower edge.

PILLOW
Back and Front
(make alike)
With MC, cast on 22 sts, with B, cast on 44 sts, with MC, cast on 22 sts.
**1st row: (RS). With MC, K22. With B, K44. With MC, K22.
2nd row: With MC, P22. With B, K44. With MC, P22.
3rd row: With MC, K22. With B, (K1. P1) 22 times. With MC, K22.
Rep last 2 rows 12 times more, then 2nd row once.**

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). With B, K22. With MC, K44. With B, K22.
2nd row: With B, K22. With MC, P44. With B, K22.
3rd row: With B, (K1. P1) 11 times. With MC, K44. With B, (K1. P1) 11 times.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more, then 2nd row once.

Proceed as follows: 1st row: (RS). With B, (K1. P1) 11 times. With MC, K12. With A, K20. With MC, K12. With B, (K1. P1) 11 times.
2nd row: With B, K22. With MC, P12. With A, (K2. P2) 5 times. With MC, P12. With B, K22.
3rd row: With B, (K1. P1) 11 times. With MC, K12. With A, (K2, P2) 5 times. With MC, K12. With B, (K1. P1) 11 times.
4th row: With B, K22. With MC, P12. With A, (P2. K2) 5 times. With MC, P12. With B, K22.
5th row: With B, (K1. P1) 11 times. With MC, K12. With A, (P2, K2) 5 times. With MC, K12. With B, (K1. P1) 11 times.
Rep last 4 rows 5 times more, then 2nd and 3rd rows once.

Proceed as follows: 1st row: (WS). With B, K22. With MC, P44. With B, K22.
2nd row: With B, (K1. P1) 11 times. With MC, K44. With B, (K1. P1) 11 times.
Rep last 2 rows 6 times more, then 1st row once.

Rep from ** to ** once. Cast off in pat.

FINISHING: Sew Front and Back tog along 3 sides. Insert pillow form. Sew rem side closed.