Icelandic Afghan Pattern

Icelandic Afghan Pattern:

Icelandic Afghan Pattern

 

Approximate Size 48 x 60 inches

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

Columbia-Minerva
Nantuk 4-ply (4 oz pull skein)
Color A (Off White) 3 skeins
Color B (Gray) 2 skeins
Color C (Dk. Blue) 2 skeins
Color D (Gold) 1 skein
Color E (Red) 1 skein
Color F (Lt. Blue) 1 skein

Knitting Needles: One “Boye” circular needle Size 10½ and one steel crochet hook Size 00

Gauge: 9 sts to 2 inches; 6 rows to 1 inch

With A — cast on 211 firmly. K 1 row and P 1 row. Break off A.

PATTERN STITCH: Multiple of 6 sts plus 1

NOTE: Carry unused yarn loosely on wrong side of work.

**Row 1Right side: With B — K 1, * sl 1, K 1, repeat from * across.

Row 2Wrong side: Repeat Row 1.

Rows 3 and 4: K 1 row and P 1 row.

Rows 5 and 6: With C — K 1, * sl 2, K 1, repeat from * across.

Row 7: K 2 C, * 3 B, 3 C, repeat from * across, end K 3 B, K 2 C. Break off B.

Row 8: With C — P 3, * sl 1, P 5, repeat from * across, end sl 1, P 3.

Rows 9 through 14: With C — K 1 row and P 1 row for 6 rows.

Row 15: With C — K 2, * sl 1, K 1, repeat from * across, end sl 1, K 2.

Row 16: With C — P 2, * sl 1, P 1, repeat from * across, end sl 1, P 2.

Rows 17 and 18: K 1 row and P 1 row.

Rows 19 and 20: With B — K 1, * sl 1, K 1, repeat from * across. Break off B.

Row 21: K 1 C, * 2 A, 1 C, repeat from * across.

Row 22: * P 1 A, 1 C, 3 A, 1 C, repeat from * across, end P 1 A.

Row 23: K 2 A, * 1 C, 1 A, 1 C, 3 A, repeat from * across, end K 2 A instead of 3.

Row 24: P 1 C, * 2 A, 1 C, repeat from * across.

Rows 25 through 28: With A — K 1 row and P 1 row for 4 rows. Repeat these 28 rows 3 times more substituting D for C on first repeat, E for C on 2nd repeat and F for C on 3rd repeat. ** Repeat from ** to ** twice more then repeat Rows 1 through 20 once more. Break off C.

With A — K 1 row and P 1 row. Bind off firmly. Steam lightly. Weave in ends. With A — on right side crochet 1 row of sl st, working 1 st in each st on short ends and 1 st in every other row along sides, ch 1, turn. On wrong side, working over sl st row, crochet 1 row of sc around, inc’ing in corners to keep work flat. Fasten off.

FRINGE: Wind Color A around a 6-inch cardboard. Cut at one end. * Fold 2 strands in half. With wrong side of afghan facing you, draw through sc at short end, draw ends through loop and tighten, repeat from * across each short end, having a multiple of 3 fringes. Braid first 3 fringes loosely, knot firmly to fasten leaving 1-inch ends, * braid and knot next 3 strands, repeat from * across. Trim ends.

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