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Flower Beds

Flower Beds Afghan Square

Materials

I used 1x50gm ball of Cleckheaton Country 8 ply 100% Wool in sage green (colour 1645) at approx 100 yards or 76 metres per ball.

Tension

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

Abbreviations

K = Knit
P = Purl
st-st = stocking st
K2tog = Knit 2 together
K1B = Knit into the back of the next st
P1B = Purl into the back of the next st
C4F = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K2, K2 sts from cable needle
C4B = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K2, K2 sts from cable needle
MB = Make bobble: (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) into next st, turn,
P5, turn,
K5, turn,
P2tog, P1, P2tog,
turn, K3 together.

Technique

Using needles to obtain gauge cast on 51sts.

1st row: K

2nd and all WS rows: K3, P1B, K2, P8, K2, P1B, K17, P1B, K2, P8, K2, P1B, K3

3rd row: P3, K1B, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K1B, P17, K1B, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K1B, P3

5th row: P3, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P17, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P3

7th row: P3, K1B, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K1B, P4, MB, P7, MB, P4, K1B, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K1B, P3

9th row: P3, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P3, MB, P1, MB, P5, MB, P1, MB, P3, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P3

11th row: P3, K1B, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K1B, P4, MB, P7, MB, P4, K1B, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K1B, P3

13th row: P3, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P8, MB, P8, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P3

Repeat rows 7-14 6 times more, then rows 7-12 once.

61st row: P3, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P17, K1B, P2, K8, P2, K1B, P3

63rd row: P3, K1B, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K1B, P17, K1B, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K1B, P3

64th row: Purl

Cast off neatly and block.


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, November 1997

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