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Twining Trees

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Twining Trees Afghan Square

Materials

I used 40gm of Cleckheaton Country 8ply 100% Wool in acid green (colour 1976) at approx 96m, 106yards to 50gm

Tension

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

Abbreviations

M = Make One. Pick up thread lying between sts and knit into the back of it.

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.

Knit into the back of next stitch = Knit into the back of the st.

Cable 2 front = Cable 4 front: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 sts from cable needle

Cable 2 back = Cable 4 back: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2 sts from cable needle

Twist front = Twist front: Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, p1, knit st from cable needle

Twist back = Twist back: Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back , k1, purl st from cable needle

Twist 3 front = Twist 3 front: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p1, k2 sts from cable needle

Twist 3 back = Twist 3 back: Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k2, purl st from cable needle

Twist 4 front = Twist 4 front: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p2, k2 from cable needle

Twist 4 back = Twist 4 back: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, p2 from cable needle

Work all cables as they appear in the chart, making sure to work the background sts in reverse st st.

Technique

Cast on 46sts,

Work chart through once, working background in garter stitch in the area shaded pink, and reverse stocking st in the remaining background area. Trees are worked in st st throughout. Work a further 2 rows reverse st st.

Cast off neatly and block.

Twining Trees Chart

In Words

Abbreviations

M1 = Make One. Pick up thread lying between sts and knit into the back of it.

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.

Cable 4 front = Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 sts from cable needle

Cable 4 back = Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2 sts from cable needle

Twist front = Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, p1, knit st from cable needle

Twist back = Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back , k1, purl st from cable needle

Twist 3 front = Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p1, k2 sts from cable needle

Twist 3 back = Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k2, purl st from cable needle

Twist 4 front = Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p2, k2 from cable needle

Twist 4 back = Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, p2 from cable needle

Pattern

odd rows = RS; even rows = WS

Cast on 46 sts

Row 1 thru Row 5: K46sts

Row 6: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 7: K

Row 8: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 9: K

Row 10: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 11: K

Row 12: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 13: K

Row 14: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 15: K

Row 16: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 17: K

Row 18: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 19: P15, K4, P8, K4, P15

Row 20: K15, P4, K8, P4, K15

Row 21: P15, M1, K4, P8, K4, M1, P15

Row 22: K15, P5, K8, P5, K15

Row 23: P15, K1, M1, K4, P8, K4, M1, K1, P15

Row 24: K15, P6, K8, P6, K15

Row 25: P13, twist 4 back, K4, M1, P8, M1, K4, twist 4 front, P13

Row 26: K13, P2, K2, P5, K8, P5, K2, P2, K13

Row 27: P11, twist 4 back, P2, K4, M1, K1, P8, K1, M1, K4, P2, twist 4 front, P11

Row 28: K11, P2, K4, P6, K8, P6, K4, P2, K11

Row 29: P9, twist 4 back, P4, K4, twist 4 front, P4, twist 4 back, K4, P4, twist 4 front, P9

Row 30: K9, P2, K6, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P4, K6, P2, K9

Row 31: P8, twist 3 back, P5, twist 3 back, K2, P2, twist 4 front, twist 4 back, P2, K2, twist 3 front, P5, twist 3 front, P8

Row 32: K8, P2, K6, P2, K1, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K1, P2, K6, P2, K8

Row 33: P8, K2, P5, twist 3 back, P1, twist 3 front, P3, cable 4 back, P3, twist 3 back, P1, twist 3 front, P5, K2, P8

Row 34: K8, P2, K5, P2, K3, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, K3, P2, K5, P2, K8

Row 35: P7, twist back, twist front, P3, twist 3 back, P3, twist 3 front, twist 4 back, twist 4 front, twist 3 back, P3, twist 3 front, P3, twist back, twist front, P7

Row 36: K7, P1, K2, P1, K3, P2, K5, P4, K4, P4, K5, P2,K3, P1, K2, P1, K7

Row 37: P6, twist back, P2, knit into the back of the stitch, P3, K2, P5, cable 4 front, P4, cable 4 front, P5, K2, P3, knit into the back of the stitch, P2 twist front, P6

Row 38: K6, P1, K3, P1, K3, P2, K5, P4, K4, P4, K5, P2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K6

Row 39: P5, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, twist back, twist front, P3, twist 3 back, twist 3 front, P2, twist 3 back, twist 3 front, P3, twist back, twist front, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P5

Row 40: K5, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K5

Row 41: P8, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, knit into the back of the stitch, P3, K2, P2, twist 3 front, twist 3 back, P2 K2, P3, knit into the back of the stitch, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P8

Row 42: K8, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K8

Row 43: P7, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, twist back, twist front, P2, cable 4 back, P2, twist back, twist front, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P7

Row 44: K7, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K2, P4, K2, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K7

Row 45: P6, twist back, P6, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, knit into the back of the stitch, P2, K4, P2, knit into the back of the stitch, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P6, twist front, P6

Row 46: K6, P1, K7, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K2, P4, K2, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K7, P1, K6

Row 47: P5, K2tog, P6, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, cable 4 back, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P6, ssk, P5

Row 48: K12, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P4, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K12

Row 49: P11, twist back, P6, twist back, P1, twist 4 back, twist 4 front, P1, twist front, P6, twist front, P11

Row 50: K11, P1, K7, P1, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P1, K7, P1, K11

Row 51: P10, K2tog, P6, twist back, P1, twist back, twist front, P2, twist back, twist front, P1, twist front, P6, ssk, P10

Row 52: K17, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K17

Row 53: P16, twist back, P1, twist back, P2, knit into the back of the stitch, P2, knit into the back of the stitch, P2, twist front, P1, twist front, P16

Row 54: K16, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K16

Row 55: P15, K2tog, P1, twist back, P2, twist back, P2, twist front, P2, twist front, P1, ssk, P15

Row 56: K17, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, K3, P1, K17

Row 57: P20, twist back, P4, twist front, P20

Row 58: K20, P1, K6, P1, K20

Row 59: P20, knit into the back of the stitch, P6, knit into the back of the stitch, P20

Row 60: K20, P1, K6, P1, K20

Row 61: P19, K2tog, P6, ssk, P19

Row 62: K46

Row 63: P46

Row 64: K46

Row 65: P46

Row 66: Cast off to knit

These word by word instructions were kindly supplied by Susan Wagreich


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, March 1998. Instructions in words added March 29th 2012

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