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Joyful Children

Joyful Children Afghan Square

Materials

I used 50gm of Cleckheaton Country and Patons 8ply 100% Wool in light blue (colour 1641)

Tension

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

Abbreviations

knit through back = Ktbl, Knit through the back of the st (with right side facing), purl through the back of the stitch (with wrong side facing)

knit = Knit (with right side facing), Purl (with wrong side facing)

purl = Purl (with right side facing), Knit (with wrong side facing)

right purl twist = RPT, Right Purl Twist. Knit second stitch on left hand needle but do not drop st off the needle. Purl first stitch on left hand needle and drop both sts off the needle.

left purl twist = LPT, Left Purl Twist. Purl second stitch on left hand needle through the back of the stitch but do not drop st off the needle. Knit first stitch on left hand needle and drop both sts off the needle.

right twist = RT, Right Twist. Knit second stitch on left hand needle but do not drop st off the needle. Knit first stitch on left hand needle and drop both sts off the needle.

left  twist = LT, Left Twist. Knit second stitch on left hand needle through the back of the stitch but do not drop st off the needle. Knit first stitch on left hand needle and drop both sts off the needle.

make bobble = MB, Make Bobble. (knit, purl, knit) into the same st, turn, P3, turn, slip one, knit 2 together, pass slipped st over.

Technique

Cast on 47sts, knit one row, turn

Purl across, increasing 8sts evenly across the row.

Work chart through twice, then rows 1-12 once.

Next row: Knit, decreasing 8sts evenly across the row.

Next row: Purl. Cast off and block.

Joyful Children Chart

In Plain Text: Cast on 47sts, knit one row, turn

Purl across, increasing 8sts evenly across the row.

Row 1:P1, K2 tbl, (K2, P3, K2) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 2:K1, P2 tbl, K across to last 3 sts, P2 tbl, K1

Row 3: P1, K2 tbl, (K2, P3, K2) 7 times, K2tbl, P1

Row 4: K1, P2 tbl, K across to last 3 sts, P2 tbl, K1

Row 5: P1, K2 tbl, (P1, RPT, P1, LPT, P1) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 6: K1, P2 tbl, (K1, P1, K3, P1, K1) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Row 7: P1, K2 tbl, (P1, LPT, P1, RPT, P1) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 8: K1, P2 tbl, (K2, P1, K1, P1, K2) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Row 9: P1, K2 tbl, (K2, P3, K2) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 10: K1, P2 tbl, K across to last three sts, P2 tbl, K1

Row 11: P1, K2 tbl, (K2, P3, K2) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 12: K1, P2tbl, K across to last three sts, P2 tbl, K1

Row 13: P1, K2 tbl, (LPT, P3, RPT) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 14: K1, P2 tbl, (K1, P1, K3, P1, K1) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Row 15: P1, K2 tbl, (P1, LPT, P1, RPT, P1) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 16: K1, P2 tbl, (K2, P1, K1, P1, K2) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Row 17: P1, K2 tbl, (P2, K1, RT, P2) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 18: K1, P2 tbl, (K2, P3, K2) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Row 19: P1, K2 tbl, (P2, LT, K1, P2) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 20: K1, P2 tbl, (K2, P3, K2) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Row 21: P1, K2 tbl, (P1, RPT, P1, LPT, P1) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 22: K1, P2 tbl, (K1, P1, K3, P1, K1) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Row 23: P1, K2 tbl, (RPT, K1, MB, K1, LPT) 7 times, K2 tbl, P1

Row 24: K1, P2 tbl, (P1, K5, P1) 7 times, P2 tbl, K1

Repeat Rows 1-24 once more, then rows 1-12 once more after that.

Next row: Knit, decreasing 8sts evenly across the row.

Next row: Purl. Cast off and block.

A great big thank you goes to Diana, dandee@inetone.net for typing the plain text instructions out for me :)


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, March 1998

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