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Our House

Our House afghan square

Materials

I used approximately 50gm 8ply (DK) wool in various colours @ 100m (105yd) per 50gm.

Abbreviations

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

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

SSK = SSK, (Slip, Slip, Knit). Slip next st from left hand needle to right hand needle knitways. Slip next st the same way. Return both sts to left hand needle in their new twisted positions and k2tog.

K2tog = Knit 2 together.

No stitch = No Stitch. Skip this stitch in the chart and work your next st as the following square.

make bobble = Make Bobble. Using black, (knit, purl, knit, purl, knit) into the same st, turn, P5, turn, K5, turn, P2tog, p1, p2tog, turn, slip one, knit 2 together, pass slipped st over.

For instructions on how to work Moss and Seed st see http://knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/stitches/moss.htm which are the instructions linked from my Knitting Patterns and Stitches page.

Tension

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

Technique

Cast on 47sts and work following the chart below. If you aren't confident about working with both colour and texture, work the chart in plain st st using the intarsia method, and omitting the M1's at the base of the tree trunk. Work the windows using duplicate st embroidery.

Cables on the tree trunk are worked thus: slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at the back of the work, K2, K2 from cable needle.

Our House Chart


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, July 1998