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Fleur de Lys

Fleur de Lys Afghan Square

Materials

I used approximately 45gm 8 ply (DK) 100% wool in green @ approx 100mtr/96 yards per 50gm and scraps of pink, mauve, and light blue.

Tension

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

Abbreviations

st-st = stocking st
inc = increase: knit into the front, then the back of the next st

Technique

Cast on 31 sts and work the chart below using the intarsia technique. I knit the large lozenge at the top in intarsia and embroidered the rest in duplicate st.
Do not cast off.
Change colour and knit one row, place a marker, pick up 31sts on the remaining three sides, placing a marker after each 31st st.
Purl one round.

Work the border in stripes of two rounds each in the following manner:

Change colour.
1st round: Inc, knit to last st, inc
2nd round: Purl

Repeat these 2 rounds until you have 43 sts between markers. Cast off and block.

Fluer de Lys Chart


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, August 1998

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