Envelope yourself in luxurious merino wool softness with the bicolor basketweave afghan. This design takes a regular basketweave design and adds to it a touch of color by adding horizontal stripes.
Afghan Loom, 198 pegs (Pattern uses 196 pegs).
Approx 1,300 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Sample was worked using Knit Picks Swish,100% merino, 110 yds/50g per skein, in Dusk and Dove Heather (6 skeins of each color).
Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
knit stitch, purl stitch, knitting a flat panel.
35 x 35 inches
22 x 30= 4 inches
The item is worked flat.
Using MC, CO 196 sts using the crochet cast on method. Continue with MC.
Row 1-Row 4: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 5-Row 8: *p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 9-Row 12: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 12-Row 16: p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join CC.
Rep Rows 1-16 using the CC. (32 rows total)
Rep last 32 rows 7 more times (or until blanket measures desired length), maintaining the color sequence as established.
Last 16 rows: Rep Rows 1-16.
Bind off with basic bind off method.
Weave ends in.
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Loom: All-n-One Loom
Stitches: k, p, e-wrap, k2tog, yo.
Yarn: 130 yards of worsted weight
yarn. Araucania Aysen was used in sample (Less than 1 skein).
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry
needle, and removable stitch marker.
Gauge: 8.5 sts= 2 inches in double ribbing
Size: Fits up to a head circumference of about 21 inches.
Notes: Working clockwise around the knititng loom. The ribbing section is done with the knit stitch, may substitute with the flat stitch or the u-stitch. The rest of the hat is done with the e-wrap stitch. Important: Note that on Round 11, we move the first stitch one place to the left (clockwise) to keep the pattern slanted. We will use the stitch marker to keep track of our new Peg 1 position. We keep moving it after each pattern repeat so each time you do a row 11, you move the stitch marker over to mark the new Peg 1 position.
Knitting Loom Settings: set the knitting loom to 80 pegs (35 on each of the long rails and the two sliders).
k2tog=knit two stitches together
yo= yarn over (simply e-wrap the peg that needs the yarn over)
Cast on 80 stitches, join to work in the round. Place stitch marker on 1st peg.
Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of round.
Round 9: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round.
(How to: *Move the loop from the first peg over to the second peg, first peg is empty, second peg has 2 loops on it. E-wrap the first peg thus creating the YO. Then ewrap the second peg, lift the bottommost two loops off the peg. Repeat from * to the end of round)
Round 10 and 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.
Round 11: Move stitch marker one peg to the left (peg 2). This peg (peg 2) becomes Peg 1. *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round. (How to: see Row 9 on the break down).
Round 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.
Repeat Rounds 9-12: until item measures 9 inches from cast on edge.
Bind off with gather removal method.
Steam block to open the lace, be careful not to steam the ribbing portion as this will loosen the stitches.
Wanna do it but are worried about not being able to crank it out, no worries! Check back next week for a how to video :)! I got ya covered! In the meantime, go order your loom and your yarn and we’ll see ya next week.
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