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Sherbet Surprise Afghan



This knit afghan pattern is the quintessential summer project. With pastel stripes of the garter stitch mixed with the bumpy seed stitch, this afghan is a cool blend of texture and color. Drape this beautiful afghan over your couch and remember the all the highlights of summer, like eating rainbow sherbet by the beach.

Sherbet Surprise Afghan
Sherbet Surprise Afghan
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Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Approx 46 x 55 ins [117 x 139.5 cm].


  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Lily Sugar ’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
  • Contrast A (01712 Hot Green) 3 balls
  • Contrast C (01111 Mod Blue) 3 balls
  • Contrast D (01317 Hot Purple) 3 balls
  • Contrast F (01444 Mod Pink) 3 balls
  • Contrast G (01699 Tangerine) 3 balls
  • Lily Sugar ’n Cream Twists (56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/95 yds)
  • Contrast B (20223 Mod Twists) 3 balls
  • Contrast E (20554 In Motion Twists) 3 balls

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

With A, cast on 199 sts. Do not join in rnd. Working back and forth across needle in rows, knit 9 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.
**1st row: (RS). With B, K4. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
Last row forms Seed St Pat and Garter St side edges.
Rep last row 9 times more.
Next row: (RS). With C, knit.
Next row: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more.
With D, knit 10 rows Garter St.
With E, work 10 rows Seed St.
With F, knit 10 rows Garter St.
Next row: (RS). With G, knit.
Next row: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more.
With A, knit 10 rows Garter St.
Rep from ** until Blanket from beg measures approx 54 ins [137 cm], ending with 10 rows of G.
With A, knit 9 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).


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Mar 26, 2015

Do you cut each strand when you start a new color or do you weave them in and keep them bringing them along the side?


Dec 16, 2014

I would never make this with sugar n cream. It does not stand up to everyday use. I would pick a higher quality yarn.


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Sep 17, 2014

how do I down load the pattern


May 20, 2014

i would love the pattern for the pillow that is shown with this afghan. do you have that pattern? i cant find it on this site. Thanks Lucille


Aug 28, 2013



Apr 13, 2013

This pattern looks hard to do


Feb 16, 2013

I am having trouble finding the yarn for the Sherbet Surprise Afgan. Is there a kit available?


Feb 12, 2013

How can I adjust this pattern so it will be a baby blanket? I'm thinking 40 x 40 inches?


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