Sweet Sherbet Baby Afghan by Barbara Hunter

Sweet Sherbet Baby Afghan

Putting this beautiful pattern, which was written by Barbara Hunter and is out of print, where I can find it again.

Size: 33” x 35”

Worsted weight yarn, 11 oz worth.
14-inch long size US11 (8.0 mm) straight needles (or size US11/8.0 mm 32-inch circular needle)
2 stitch markers

Cast on 116 stitches and knit 10 rows for garter stitch border
Work in pattern stitch as follows:

Pattern Stitch:
Row 1: K7, place marker for end of side border, purl to last 7 stitches, place marker for beg of side border, k7.
Row 2: K7, slip marker, k1; *yo, k3, pass the first of the 3 knitted stitches over the second and third stitches; repeat from * to last 2 stitches before marker, k1, slip marker, k7.
Row 3: K7, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k7.
Row 4: K7, slip marker, k2; *yo, k3, pass the first of the 3 knit stitches over the second and third stitches; repeat from * to last stitch before marker, k1, slip marker, k7.
Row 5: K7, slip marker, purl to next marker, k7.
Rows 6-10: Knit.

Repeat these 10 rows 14 more times, ending with Row 5 on last repeat.

Knit 10 rows.
Bind off.

Cobblestone Pie Afghan/Washcloth

2016_10_26-03Cobblestone Pie Afghan/Washcloth

The weight yarn and size needles you use will determine how this turns out. Baby yarn (Fine:3) on a US 8 or 9 needle knit to about a 3-foot diagonal measurement will be a light and lacy baby blanket. Bulky yarn (Bulky:5) on a US size 10 or 13 to a 4- or 5-foot diagonal will be a thick and heavy afghan/throw. Cotton worsted on a US 5 or 6 to an 8- or 10-inch diagonal will make a nice washcloth. You will have to calculate the amount of yarn you will need from a gauge swatch made from similar weight yarn.2016_10_26-04

Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: K1, kfb, k1
Row 2: Knit. (4 stitches)
Row 3: K1, k2fb, k1
Row 4: Knit (6 stitches)
Row 5: K3, yo, k3
Row 6: Knit (7 stitches)
Row 7: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
Row 8: Knit (9 stitches)
Row 9: K3, p1, k1, p1, k3
Row 10: K3, yo, knit until 3 stitches left on the row, yo, k3
Row 11: K3, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 4 stitches left on row, p1, k3
Repeat rows 10 and 11 until you reach the diagonal width you desire. After you have finished an odd numbered row, begin decrease:
Row 12: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit until 6 stitches left on the row, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2
Row 13: K3, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 4 stitches left on row, p1, k3
Repeat rows 12 and 13 until 9 stitches left on row.
Row 14: K2, k2tog, k3tog, k2tog, k2. (7 stitches)
Row 15: k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2 (6 stitches)
Row 16: K1, k2tog, k2tog, k1
Row 17: k2tog, k2tog.
Row 18: K2tog.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Arrow Afghan

2014_11_15-01Pictured is just a sample of the pattern stitch and is only 2 “arrows” wide. Afghan is written for 6 “arrows” wide.

Arrow Afghan

The pattern is in multiples of 24 stitches + 4.
You will need 5 markers. (1 less marker than the number of arrows

Cast on 148
Row 1: K26, place marker, *K24; place marker; repeat from * 4 times; K26.
Row 2. K2*(K2, yo, K9, K2tog, K11, slip marker); repeat from * 6 times, K2.
Repeat row 2, until the afghan is as long as you want it.
Bind off.

K = knit.
yo = yarn over.
K2tog = knit two stitches together.

Note:  Each “arrow” is 24 stitches wide. An extra 2 stitches were added to both the left and right edges to make a 4-stitches-wide bar to match those between the “arrows,” so the pattern is: K2 (Ax24 stitches) K2, where “A” is the number of arrows across the width.   The pattern is written for 6 arrows, but if you want 7 arrows, then K2 (7 x 24 stitches = 168 stitches) K2, so you would cast on 172 stitches (4 stitches for the K2 at the beginning and end of each row, plus 24 stitches for each arrow).   Eight arrows would be K2(8 x 24 stitches = 192 stitches)K2, so you would cast on 196 stitches, etc.

Probably 6-8 skeins of knitting worsted yarn would be enough to make this.  This would be a great “scrap yarn eater” project.

Pattern © Knits From The Owl Underground