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Oddball Sampler Afghan Square #23: Tartan Square

Tartan Square


I used approximately 40gm unknown green 8ply (DK) wool for the background and scraps of various colours for the stripes.


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


Using background colour, cast on 47sts and work st st in stripes as follows:

1st stripe: 9 rows background colour

2nd stripe: 1 row contrast colour 1

3rd stripe: 1 row contrast colour 2

Repeat these stripes 5 times, then work 9 rows background colour. Cast off.

Work vertical stripes using chain st embroidery, matching the colours to the horizontal stripes. Begin at the centre and work, leaving 6 sts between each set of vertical stripes.

Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, July 1998

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