Glorious Gingham Afghan   

© Creative Partners, LLC.

designed by Jodi Lewanda


Size:

45”  X 55”


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn,

30 oz lt grey (A) 

18 oz dk grey (B) 

15 oz white (C)

Note: Photographed model made with Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® #151 Grey Heather (A); #152 Oxford Grey (B) and #100 White (C)

Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm) knitting needles (or size required for gauge)


Gauge:

  15 sts= 4” with 2 strands of yarn held tog,  

   24 rows = 4”



Instructions:

Note: Work with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.


Strip 1 (make 7):

Beginning at  point edge with  2 strands of A, CO 2 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2:  Inc ( knit in front and back of st) in first st, knit rem sts: 3 sts

Row 3 through 12: Rep Row 2: 13 sts at end of Row 12.

Square 1

Change to B.

Rows 1 through 22: Knit.

Square 2:

Change to A.

Rows 1 through 20: *K1, P1;  rep from * across row to last st, ending K 1.


Rep Squares 1 and 2, 6 more times; rep Square 1, once: 15 squares made.


Ending Point Edge

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit to  last 2 stitches, K2tog.

Rep Row 2 until 2 sts remain. BO; weave in ends.



Strip 2 (make 6)

Beginning at  point edge with 2 strands of C, CO 2 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2:  Inc ( knit in front and back of same st), knit across: 3 sts.

Row 3 through 12: Rep Row 2: 13 sts at end of Row 12.


Square 1

Change to B.

Row 1(right side): Knit.

Row 2: *K1, P1, rep from * across, ending K 1.

Rows 3 through 20: Rep Row 2.


Square 2

Change to C.

Row 1(right side): Knit.

Rows 2 through 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Rows 7 through 9: Knit.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: Knit.

Rows 12 through 14: Purl.

Row 15: Knit.

Row 16: Purl.

Rows 17 through 19: Knit.

Row 20: Purl.


Rep Squares 1 and 2, 6 more times, then rep Square 1, once: 15 squares made.


Ending point edge

Change to C.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit to the  2 sts, K2tog.

Rep Row 2 until 2 sts rem. BO, weave in ends.



Joining

Being sure all right sides face the same way, sew strips together starting with Strip 1, then Strip 2; alternate Strips 1 and 2 across, ending with Strip 1; leave points loose at each end.


Weave in all ends.


From Heirloom Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean

Leinhauser and Rita Weiss, published by Sterling

Publishing. There are 39 more heirloom afghans in

this book.

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