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The Odd-Ball Sampler Afghan: The Border

Mockup of a knitted sampler blanket

Materials

Approximately 700gm of 8ply (DK) yarn in various colours to match your afghan centre @ approx 90m (100 yards) per 50gm
1pr 4.5mm needles (or 4mm if you are using Worsted weight yarn)

Tension

20sts and 40 rows to 10cm (4 inches) over garter st using 4.5mm needles

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.

Method

Beginning at the bottom right hand corner, cast on 23sts and knit 46 rows.
*Change colour, K 46 rows.** Rep from * to **until you have worked 14 coloured squares from the beginning of your work.

***Turn corner as follows:

Change colour, K23, turn, K23, turn

K22, WT, K22, turn

K21, WT, K21, turn

K20, WT, K23, turn

K19, WT, K19, turn

K18, WT, K18, turn

K17, WT, K17, turn

K16, WT, K16, turn

K15, WT, K15, turn

K14, WT, K14, turn

K13, WT, K13, turn

K12, WT, K12, turn

K11, WT, K11, turn

K10, WT, K10, turn

K9, WT, K9, turn

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

Continue working corner thus, making sure to knit all wraps along with the appropriate st.

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, WT, K9, turn

K10, WT, K10, turn

K11, WT, K11, turn

K12, WT, K12, turn

K13, WT, K13, turn

K14, WT, K14, turn

K15, WT, K15, turn

K16, WT, K16, turn

K17, WT, K17, turn

K18, WT, K18, turn

K19, WT, K19, turn

K20, WT, K20, turn

K21, WT, K21, turn

K22, WT, K22, turn

K23, turn, K23, turn

**** Rep from * to ** 12 times

Rep from *** to **** once

Rep from * to ** 14 times

Rep from *** to **** once

Rep from * to ** 12 times

Rep from *** to **** once

Using the same colour as used to turn the last corner, pick up 13 sts along your cast on edge and graft the two sets of sts together.


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry 1998

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