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Celtic Braid

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Celtic Braid Afghan Square

Materials

I used 50gm of Patons Fireside 8ply 100% Wool in mauve (colour 3143)

Tension

20sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10cm) over st st on 4.5mm needles, or needles needed to obtain gauge.

Abbreviations

Cable 4 Back = C4B, Cable 4 Back: Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and
hold at back of work, knit next 2 stitches from left hand needle, then knit
stitches from cable needle

Cable 4 Front = C4F, Cable 4 Front: Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and
hold at front of work, knit next 2 stitches from left hand needle, then
knit stitches from cable needle

Back Twist 4 = BT4, Back Twist 4: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work, K2, P2 from cable needle.

Front Twist 4 = FT4, Front Twist 4: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work, P2, K2 from cable needle.

Back Twist 3 = BT3, Back Twist 3: Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold at back of work, K2, P1 from cable needle.

Front Twist 3 = FT3, Front Twist 3: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work, P1, K2 from cable needle.

Technique

Note: Cables are worked on a background of reverse stocking stitch, shown here shaded grey.

Cast on 62sts,

Work chart through 4 times, (row one is a wrong side row so begin reading from left to right)

Work row one once more, cast off, making cables as in row 2.

Block.

Celtic Braid Chart

In Plain Text: Cast on 62 stitches

Row 1: On wrong side, K7, (P4, K4) three times, (K4, P4) three times, K7

Row 2: P7, (C4B, P4) three times, (P4, C4B) three times, P7

Row 3: K7, (P4, K4) three times, (K4, P4) three times, K7

Row 4: (P6, BT3, FT4, BT4, FT4, BT4, FT3) twice, P6

Row 5: (K6, P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2) twice, K6

Row 6: P1, (P4, BT3, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, FT3) twice, P5

Row 7: K1, (K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, P2) twice, K5

Row 8: P1, (P4, K2, P2, BT4, FT4, BT4, FT4, P2, K2) twice, P5

Row 9: K1, (K4, P2, K2, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K2, P2) twice, K5

Row 10: P1, (P4, K2, P2, K2, P4, C4B, P4, K2, P2, K2) twice, P5

Row 11: K1, (K4, P2, K2, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K2, P2) twice, K5

Row 12: P1, (P4, K2, P2, FT4, BT4, FT4, BT4, P2, K2) twice, P5

Row 13: K1, (K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, P2) twice, K5

Row 14: P1, (P4, FT3, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, BT3) twice, P5

Row 15: (K6, P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2) twice, K6

Row 16: (P6, FT3, BT4, FT4, BT4, FT4, BT3) twice, P6

Repeat Rows 1 to 16 three times more

Repeat Row 1

Repeat 2 and cast off following the pattern

Block

Many thanks to Gayle (davinci@vni.net) for translating the graph into text :)


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, March 1998

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