Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan


Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan

If you're looking for a relaxing knit, cast the Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan onto your needles. Knit with only one pattern repeated, this knit blanket pattern is perfect for knitters who simply want to get lost in a knitting project without having to worry about the complexities of cables and other such techniques. This year, learn how to knit a blanket that will keep you warm during the chillier nights to come. After all, there's nothing better than snuggling up under a cozy knit you made yourself. All you need to complete this beautiful knit afghan is time and patience. The rest is a breeze. Soon, you'll have a cozy knitted blanket keeping you warm for many years to come.


Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge8 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch.

Finished Measurement: Approx 52" x 59" [137 x 150 cm]



  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) Purple Plum (10430) - 4 balls
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE: 8 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch


Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yo = Yarn over


Cast on 104 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, knit 3 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K7. *K2tog. yo. K9. Rep from * 7 times more. K2tog. yo. K7.
2nd and alt rows: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
3rd row: K6. *(K2tog. yo) twice. K7. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) twice. K6.
5th row: K5. *(K2tog. yo) 3 times. K5. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) 3 times. K5.
7th row: K4. *(K2tog. yo) 4 times. K3. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) 4 times. K4.
9th row: K3. *(K2tog. yo) 5 times. K1. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) 5 times. K3.
11th row: As 7th row.
13th row: As 5th row.
15th row: As 3rd row.
16th row: As 2nd row.
These 16 rows form Crystal Lace Pat.

Cont in pat until Blanket from beg measures approx 57" [144.5 cm], ending on a 16th row of pat.
Knit 3 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS).

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How do I get the right amount of stitches to make this wider? I want to make a Blanket for a Bed.

The stitch count for this pattern is 11 stitches, to make it bigger increase in groups of 11 stitches.

I cut the pattern down to 49 stitches on a size 10 mm needle and made a baby blanket out of it, with 1 and a quarter skeins of this yarn. Everyone loves it and I have requests for several more.

Please tell me the number of multiple stitches across for pattern. I'd like to make this smaller and have to know how to figure out how many stitches I can eliminate. thank you

The stitch count for this pattern is 11.

If 6 balls makes 59" how many balls to make this longer. 16 or 32 rows = how many inches? Thanks

Your question does not make sense, the pattern requires 4 balls. Based on the 59' finished length, that means 1 ball does approximately 15". If you add 2 more balls you will be adding approximately 30" to the total length.

This pattern is right up my alley. Once you've knit the first sixteen rows, you can see how the pattern is working and it is so easy to continue on from there. I like simplistic patterns that look complicated when finished and this is one of those. I can't wait to get it finished.

Anybody know how this pattern would work out on straight needles? I dont own any circular needles this big.

Hi Honeybuns, the pattern will work out fine on straight needles, since it is basically knit flat (back and forth) on the circular needle. The circular needle helps with the size and weight of the afghan while you are working, but if you have long straights (like 19" or so) you can manage it.

This is a lovely pattern that will look great in any color you choose tor your decor. I think it looks way harder than it will be to make. Adding another 16 rows will cover the tallest in your family. Enjoy!

I love this color, but I wish I could see the pattern better in the picture. Still, from the printed pattern it looks quite easy and will work up quickly with chunky yarn.

You can see it better at Bernat's site. Just click on the magnifying symbol at their page for this afghan http//www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/angled-eyele == ts-blanket.html?id=198310

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I added this pattern to my next winter's knits because it is so simple and I can easily work on it while sitting at the computer or watching TV. The big yarn and big needles will make the work go quickly. Its a perfect size for snuggling on the couch or folding at the end of the bed.

I really like the looks of this pattern. quanahs 5032097 I'm glad to hear that it's simple too! I've never done a pattern with a design in it for an afghan before. I've been wanting to work with some of the chunkier yarns too. It'll be a new challenge for me in those regards! Now I just need to figure out what color of yarn to use as soon as I decide where I want to use it!


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