St. Patrick's Day Afghan

Block 2 (April 2000): Countrywool's ARANKNIT Afghan Square
Designed by Claudia Krisniski

Countrywool's ARANKNIT Afghan Square
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Original Countrywool Patterns )


The outline of this square is achieved with SEED STITCH, so with your worsted weight afghan yarn (250 yards/4 oz) and #6, 7, or 8 needles (stockinette stitch gauge of 5 sts=1"), Cast on 61 stitches.

Work in SEED STITCH as follows for 7 rows:
*k1,p1* repeat acoss ending k1.
INCREASE ROW:  (wrong side) work first 5 sts in seed stitch, place marker, *k2, inc 1 st in row below* repeat across to last 6 sts, k1, place marker, work last 5 sts in seed stitch.= +25 sts = 86 sts total.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in seed stitch pattern, follow chart starting with its Row 1. Use markers to help you keep your place in the chart...there are 5 distinct patterns and if you place a red dot where you want a marker (I like sts 12, 21, 57 and 66), you can know where you are at a glance.  Odd(right side) rows are worked from right to left....Even (wrong side) rows are worked from left to right.

Please note..there is a twisted knit in the pattern which needs to be worked as a twisted purl on the wrong side when you come to it...if you have used that stitch as a marker,,,you have an automatic reminder in place!!! All the other wrong side stitches are worked as:knit the knits and purl the purls.

When working  Please note that 2 sections are repeated (follow the numbers across the base of the chart) for a total of  76 sts. Adding in the first and last 5 sts kept in seed stitch...your square total is 86 sts.

Work square until it measures 11" from cast on edge. End after an odd row had been worked.
DECREASE ROW:  work first 5 sts in seed stitch, slip marker, *k1, ktog* repeat across to last 6 sts, k1, slip marker, work last 5 sts in seed stitch.= -25 sts = 61 sts total.

Work in SEED STITCH for 7 rows. Bind off.

t means knit in the back loop of the stitch
 -  means purl
 l  means knit
 6 RC means 6 Stitch Right Cable(over 6 sts) = Sl 3 sts (stitches) to cn and hold to back of work, K3,K3 sts from cn.
 6LC  means 6 Stitch Left Cable (over 6 sts) = Sl 3 sts to cn(cable needle) and hold to front of work, K3,K3 from cn.
 //// means 4 Stitch Right Purl Cross (over 4 sts) = Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back of work, K3, P1 from cn.
 \\\\ means 4 Stitch Left Purl Cross (over 4 sts) = Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front of work, P1,K3 from cn.

Countrywool's ARANKNIT Afghan Square Chart
copyright 2000 Claudia Krisniski...see full copyright notice at the bottom of this pattern

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright 2000 by Claudia Krisniski. This pattern may be used by individuals
for personal use only. It can be distributed to and shared with others as long as it
remains fully intact, including this copyright  notice. It may not be sold, used to produce items for sale, or
used in a compilation or archive of any kind without the expressed written permission of the designer. All
rights are expressly reserved by the designer.
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