St. Patrick’s Day Afghan

Block 14 (February 2001)
Designed by Jeanette Heifner

Abbreviations:

St st: stockinette stitch
Rev st st: reverse stockinette stitch
St: stitch
K: knit
P: purl
GO: cast on
BO: bind off
WS: wrong side
R: row
GN: cable needle
TBL: through back loop
LHN: left hand needle 
RHN: right hand needle Dec: decrease
Inc: increase
Beg: beginning
Est: establish RS: right side Tog: together

Instructions:

CO 54 and work bottom seed stitch border (5 rows). On last row, inc to 68 between the 5 st side seed stitch borders.

Beg with WS row, est. pattern sequence.

Repeat the patterns four times and then end cable patterns by closing the top of the 24 st cable panel (row 2 or 4).

Dec back down to 54 sts between the 5 st side seed st borders and knit 5 rows of seed st.

BO loosely.

 

Pattern Sequence: (after bottom seed stitch border and before ending seed stitch border)

Left to right or right to left ( doesn't matter) Right side showing:

5 seed st--1 St st--3 Rev St st--1 St st--8 honey cable--1 St st--2 Rev St st--1 St st--24 st --1 St st--2 Rev St st--1 St st--8 honey cable--1 St st--3 Rev St st--1 St

st--5 seed st

Honey Cable:

R1 and 3: (WS): K2, P4, K2. 
R2: P2, LT, RT, P2.
R4: P2, RT, LT, P2.

RT: K2 tog, don't drop off the LHN, reknit the 1 st st, then drop both sts off LHN to RHN
LT: K2nd st TBL, then knit 1 st and 2nd sts then let them drop off LHN to RHN

24 Stitch Cross & Cable Panel:

R1: (WS) [K2, p2] 3 x, [P2, k2] 3x.
R2: P2, LT, p2, T4F, C4F, T4B, p2, LT, p2.
R3: K2, p2, k4, p8, k4, p2, k2.
R4: P2, k2, p4, [C4B]2x, p4, k2, p2.
R5: k2, p2, k4, p8, k4, p2, k2. 
R6: P2, Lt, p2, T4B, C4F, T4F, p2, LT, p2.
R7: [K2, p2] 2x, k2, p4, [k2, p2] 2x, k2.
R8: P2, [k2, p2] 2x, k4, p2, [k2, p2] 2x.
R9: k2, [p2, k2] 2x, p4, k2, [p2,k2] 2x.
R10: p2, T4b, p2, k4, p2, T4f, p2.
R11 :k2, [p4, k4] 2x, p4, k2.
R12:p2, k4, p4, C4F, p4, k4, p2.
R13: k2, [p4, k4] 2x, p4, k2.
R14: p2, [k4, p4] 2x, k4, p2.
R15: k2, [p4, k4] 2x, p4, k2.
R16: p2, k2, T4F, p2, k4, p2, T4B, k2, p2.

T4F: slip 2 sts to the front on CN, p next 2 sts, K2 from CN.
T4B: slip 2 sts to the back on CN, K next 2 sts, P2 from CN.
C4F: slip 2 sts to the front on CN, K next 2sts, K2 from CN.
C4B: slip 2 sts to the back on CN, K next 2 sts, K2 from CN.

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