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Simple Striped Seed Stitch Afghan
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Knitting an afghan has never been easier. This Simple Striped Seed Stitch Afghan is a great way for those just beginning knitting to practice a new stitch, or to finish a project while watching your favorite show on a lazy Sunday. Choose whatever colors you want to match the room you'll be putting the afghan in. These also make fantastic going-away-to-college gifts for your kids or grandkids. There really is no easier way to add a pop of color to any room than such an easy knit blanket.
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Knitting Needle Size35 or 19 mm
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch
- Bernat® Mega Bulky™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 64 yds/58 m)
- Contrast A: Linen (88021) - 1 ball
- Contrast B: Pumpkin (88630) - 1 ball
- Contrast C: Eucalyptus (88247) - 1 ball
- Contrast D: New Gold (88609) - 1 ball
- Contrast E: Mocha Brown (88029) - 1 ball
- Contrast F: Lt Grey Heather (88046) - 1 ball
- Contrast G: Olympia Blue (88128) - 1 ball
- Contrast H: Purple (88334) - 1 ball
- Contrast I: Aran (88008) - 1 ball
- Contrast J: Dk Grey Heather (88042) - 1 ball
- Size U.S. 35 (19 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Measurements: Approx 43" x 60" [109 x 152.5 cm].
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Cont = Continue(ity)
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Gauge: 4½ sts and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Seed St Pat.
Note: Join next color when necessary (it may occur in the middle of row).
With A, cast on 67 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows.
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * tolast st. K1. Rep last row of Seed St Pat until all colors will be used in the following sequence: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, leaving end long enough to cast off. Cast off.
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josiemarsico23 483 3335
Feb 05, 2020
Want to make this without "turtle neck" collar. Can you help? Jo
Jan 29, 2020
I am brand new to knitting. Your Simple Striped Seed Stitch Afghan only shows one row and then says repeat it until afghan reaches right length. But it is only one row and it looks like each color has about 5 or 6 rows. Am I reading this wrong?
Jan 31, 2020
In knitting repeating the row means to repeat the pattern stitches as specified in the pattern, it does not denote color changes in a pattern, color changes will be listed separately in most patterns. In this pattern it specifies to use the colors in the order of A, B, c etc. until all the colors are used, joining in the next color as the previous color runs out, so you will be continuously knitting the same row as you make your way through all the colors. Hope this helps, happy knitting!
Aug 22, 2017
Can you please tell me what the figure in brackets stands for it is usually written just after the yarn weight like this Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super. It definitely is not the amount of balls I need because it does not add up if I count the colours that I need.
May 28, 2018
It actually means the weight of yarn, a super bulky is a #6 on the yarn weight scale.
Jul 10, 2017
I made a variation on this for my sister for Christmas. I did rainbow colors, 120 stitches, and about 15 skeins of Lion Brand Thick and Quick. Made a HUGE blanket (which was the point). Meanwhile, I never want to see seed stitch again in my life, lol.
Apr 03, 2017
Im considering making this blanket, but I'm not sure how I would fit all 67 stitches on a regular set of size 19 needles? Do I need a circular needle for this pattern?
Jun 23, 2017
Hi, to answer your question, just to be clear, the pattern takes size 35 needles (19 mm). I don't think you will be able to fit all 67 stitches on straight needles, especially since it is super bulky yarn. Also, realize that as you work on this blanket it will not only be wide but heavy. You really need circular needles to help you hold the weight.
Mar 27, 2017
This looks like a fabulous stash buster pattern. Does anyone know if I held two strands of Worsted weight together if it would be the same as bulky yarn? I've always wondered about combining smaller yarns and how it would add up to larger yarns.
Aug 07, 2017
Simply doubling worsted weight yarn wouldn't be quite heavy enough. Bernat mega bulky yarn is actually a jumbo weight yarn or a #7 if you use the yarn weight scale. I have made this and I used 4 dk weight yarns and 3 worsted weight yarns in place of the single strand of jumbo yarn. Hope this helps someone.
Feb 03, 2017
I recently made an afghan for my sister based on this pattern. Except I modified it to be HUGE, since she loves giant blankets. It turned out about 5'x7', and she adores it. I won't be doing seed stitch again for a LONG time, though! Lol.
Dec 22, 2016
I like the popcorn look of the seed stitch knitted with bulky yarn on big needles. Very dramatic! I'd like to redo the colorway in an ombre look or perhaps the colors of the rainbow or the seven chakras, with the two extra rows top and bottom in black.
May 19, 2016
The pattern states that it needs 10 colours, however the instructions are only for 9 colours, I've checked the Bernat website and it's the same there. I like the idea of 10 colours and using this for a stashbuster, I'm going to use multiple strands of worsted weight yarn and the big 19mm needles for this.
May 09, 2016
Super simple yet effective afghan. You can work this in any weight yarn, but it won't be as fast to knit as this one in super chunky (1 stitch per inch). For a worsted weight yarn, I would buy one skein each of the ten colors (depends on the yardage in your skein) listed and make it on a size 9 circular knitting needle. At approximately 4 stitches per inch, I would cast on 180 stitches to make the blanket 45" wide. 4 x 45 equals 180. Then knit for six inches and change color until you reach the desired length.
bluefrosting78 077 2374
Apr 10, 2017
THANK YOU!! I was wondering how to gauge with just a regular weight yarn!
Nov 13, 2015
What size needles and how much worsted yarn could I use f or the simple striped seed stitch afghan?
Dec 21, 2016
Hi mimis6, I would use the same size needles as in the pattern, but be sure to use circular needles because the blanket will get very heavy as you work. For the worsted yarn (weight 4), I have used 3 strands held together to get the same effect as the super bulky/super chunky (weight 6) yarn. You could also try 2 strands of worsted held together.
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