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Shortrow Spiral

Shortrow Spiral Afghan Square

Materials

I used approximately 45gm of scraps of 8 ply wool in different shades of purple, blue and pink.

Tension

20sts and 40 rows to 4 inches (10cm) over garter st on 4.5mm needles, or needles needed to obtain gauge.

Abbreviations

WT = Wrap and turn: K to the point where your pattern says to turn but don't turn the work yet.
Bring your yarn to the front of the work,
Sl the next st from the left hand needle,
take your yarn to the back of the work,
Sl the st back to the left hand needle.
Turn your work.
The next time you knit the wrapped st, knit the wrapped yarn along with the stitch it is wrapped around, thus:
Put the needle up through the wrap on the right side of the work,
put the needle through the st and K the two together.

Technique

Beginning at centre, cast on 9 sts and knit 18 rows.

*Turn corner as follows:

K8, WT, K8, turn

K7, WT, K7, turn

K6, WT, K6, turn

K5, WT, K5, turn

K4, WT, K4, turn

K3, WT, K3, turn

K2, WT, K2, turn

K1, WT, K1, turn

Change colour and continue turning corner. Make sure to knit both wraps along with the st they're wrapped around:

K1, WT, K1, turn

K2, WT, K2, turn

K3, WT, K3, turn

K4, WT, K4, turn

K5, WT, K5, turn

K6, WT, K6, turn

K7, WT, K7, turn

K8, WT, K8, turn

K9, turn, K9, turn

** Repeat from * to ** once more.

NOTE: To avoid having to sew seams later, when working straight sections work all right side rows as follows:

K to 2nd last st, slip one, pick up st at bump formed on the edge of previous section , pass slipped st over. If you find this awkward you can sew the seams after you finish knitting.

Now, back to the pattern!

K16 rows, turn corner as before.

K16 rows, turn corner

K34 rows, turn corner

K34 rows, turn corner

K52 rows, turn corner

K52 rows, turn corner

K70 rows, cast off.

Sew seams if necessary and block.


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, May 1998

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