Mountain Mists Afghan
This gorgeous knit blanket pattern features bold colors in an alternating half square design. The Mountain Mists Afghan celebrates the beauty of purple mountains majesty by incorporating multiple shades of purple into this pretty stitch design. This afghan would make a great statement piece in your living or family room draped over a couch or chair. It'd also be a beautiful, warm winter blanket to display at the end of your bed. Wherever you choose to place it, the Mountain Mists Afghan is sure to turn heads.
Knitting Needle Size15 or 10 mm
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Size: About 45 x 54 in. (114.5 x 137 cm)
LION BRAND HOMETOWN USA (Art. #135)
- #170 Las Vegas Gold 3 balls (A)
- #148 Portland Wine 3 balls (B)
- #144 Seattle Sea Mist 3 balls (C)
- #215 Little Rock Granite 3 balls (D)
- #145 Denver Rocky Mountain 3 balls (E)
- or colors of your choice
- LION BRAND® knitting needles size 15 (10 mm)
- LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle
Gauge: 9 sts + 16 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
1. Five strips are worked separately, then sewed together to make the Afghan.
2. Each Strip is worked in triangle sections created by picking up sts across the previous triangle.
3. When changing color, do not cut old color(s)
until instructed. Carry color not in use along side edge of piece, ready for the next time you need it.
With D, cast on 20 sts.
Row 1 (WS-first stripe): With D, knit.
Change to E.
Row 2 (RS-second stripe): With E, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 – 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: With E, sl 1, k to end of row.
Change to D.
Rows 4 and 5: With D, rep Rows 2 and 3 – 18 sts.
Change to E.
Rows 6-33: Rep last 4 rows 7 times – 4 sts at the end of Row 33.
Row 34: With E, rep Row 2 – 3 sts at the end of this row.
Row 35: With E, k3tog. Do not cut D or E.
Change to A. Work Triangle #2 with A only.
Set-Up (RS): Pick up and k25 sts evenly spaced across diagonal edge of Triangle #1.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: Sl 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 23 sts.
Row 3: K to last st, p1.
Rows 4-21: Rep last 2 rows 9 times – 5 sts at the end of Row 21.
Row 22: Sl 1, k3tog, k1 – 3 sts.
Row 23: K3tog. Fasten off and cut A.
With RS facing and D, pick up and k20 sts evenly spaced across top edge of Triangle #2.
Rep working Triangle #1 and Triangle #2 alternately until a total of 12 Triangles have been completed. Fasten off.
Make same as Strip I, using D for 1st stripe and C for 2nd stripe of Triangle #1, and B for Triangle #2.
Make same as Strip I, using A for 1st stripe and E for 2nd stripe of Triangle #1, and C for Triangle #2.
Make same as Strip I, using B for 1st stripe and A for 2nd stripe of Triangle #1, and D for Triangle #2.
Make same as Strip I, using C for 1st stripe and B for 2nd stripe of Triangle #1, and E for Triangle #2.
Sew Strips together in the following order: I, II, III, IV, V.
Weave in ends.
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