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Slip Stitch Sampler Afghan

By: Lion Brand Design Team

Slip Stitch Sampler Afghan

Add a bit of color to your life with this Slip Stitch Sampler Afghan. The plethora of colors in this knit afghan pattern might look intimidating, but you'll find that it's actually quite easy to make. You knit the squares of this sampler pattern one by one, honing your knitting skills as you go, and stitch the pieces together at the end. The bright colors in this afghan will cheer up any room. This throw is a handy and practical decoration it's perfect for cuddling with on a cold night.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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


Size:
About 50 x 75 in. (127 x 190.5 cm)

Materials:

  • LION BRAND® VANNA’S CHOICE® (Art. #860)
    • #108 Dusty Blue 3 balls (A)
    • #126 Chocolate 2 balls (B)
    • #135 Rust 2 balls (C)
    • #174 Olive 3 balls (D)
    • #146 Dusty Purple 3 balls (E)
    • #133 Brick 2 balls (F)
    • #170 Pea Green 2 balls (G)
    • #158 Mustard 2 balls (H)
    • #147 Purple 2 balls (I)
    • or colors of your choice.
  • LION BRAND® knitting needles size 8 (5 mm)
  • LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle


Gauge:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in slip st patterns.
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 make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Stitch Explanations:
RT (Right Twist) K2tog and leave on left needle, then with right needle, go between the 2 sts and k the first st again.  
LT (Left Twist) Knit 2nd st on left needle through the back loop and leave on left needle. Then knit both the first and 2nd sts together through the back loop.  

Notes:
1. Afghan is made from 6 Squares. The Squares are arranged as shown in Assembly Diagram and sewn together. All the Squares are worked the same, using different color combinations.
2. Each Square is worked in a log-cabin fashion, beg with a central square with each "Log" picked up along edges. The central square and each "Log" are worked in a different slip st pattern.
3. Slip st patterns are worked in 2 colors. In each row, one of the colors is knit while the contrast color is slipped. The knit color is changed every other row.
4. With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row.

Square 1
Central Square
With A, cast on 49 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): With B, sl 1 wyib, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to end of row
Row 2: Sl 1 wyif, *p3, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to end of row.
Rows 3 and 4: With A, knit.
Rep Rows 1–4 until piece measures 13 in. (33 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4. Note: End with a Row 4 means that the last row you work should be a Row 4, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a Row 1.
Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.
Pivot piece to work across side edge and pick up and k54 sts evenly across edge.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off as if to knit.
First Log
With RS facing and B, pick up and k54 sts across opposite side edge of Central Square.
Row 1 (WS): K1, *p4, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, p4, k1.
Row 2: K1, *RT, LT, p4; rep from * last 5 sts, RT, LT, k1.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: K1, *LT, RT, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, LT, RT, k1.
Row 5: K5, *p4, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: K1, *p4, RT, LT; rep from * to last 5 sts, p4, k1.
Row 7: Rep Row 5.
Row 8: K1, *p4, LT, RT; rep from * to last 5 sts, p4, k1.
Rep Rows 1–8 until First Log measures 4 in. (10 cm), end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Bind off.
2nd Log
With RS facing and C, pick up and k68 sts evenly spaced across side edge of First Log and bind-off edge of Central Square.
Purl 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): With D, *k2, sl 2 wyib; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: *Sl 2 wyif, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: With C, knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: With E, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 6: *K2, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to end of row.
Row 7: With C, knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep Rows 1–8 until 2nd Log measures 4 in. (10 cm), end with a Row 4 or a Row 8. Bind off.
3rd Log
With RS facing and A, pick up and k72 sts evenly spaced across bind-off row of First Log and side edge of 2nd Log.
Knit 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): With F, *k2, sl 2 wyib; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: *Sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: With A, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 4: *P2, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Rows 1–4 until 3rd Log measures 4 in. (10 cm), end with a WS row.
With A, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
4th Log
With RS facing and D, pick up and k84 sts evenly spaced across side edge of 3rd Log and bind-off edge of 2nd Log.
Row 1 (WS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 4th Log measures 4 in. (10 cm), end with a WS row.
Bind off.
5th Log
With RS facing and G, pick up and k83 sts evenly spaced across bind-off row of 3rd Log and side edge of 4th Log.
Knit 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): With C, k1, sl 3 wyib, *k3, sl 3 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K1, sl 3 wyif, *k3, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: With B, k4, *sl 3 wyib, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: K4, *sl 3 wyif, k3; rep to last st, k1.
Rows 5 and 6: With G, rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 7 and 8: With C, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 9 and 10: With B, rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 11 and 12: With G, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rep Rows 1–12 until 5th Log measures 4 in. (10 cm), end with a WS row.
With G, knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
6th Log
With RS facing and H, pick up and k102 sts evenly spaced across side edge of 5th Log and bind-off edge of 4th Log.
Knit 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): With E, *k2, sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: *P2, sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Rows 3 and 4: With H, knit.
Row 5: With I, *sl 1 wyib, k4, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to end of row.
Row 6: *Sl 1 wyif, p4, sl1 wyif; rep from * to end of row.
Rows 7 and 8: With H, knit.
Rep Rows 1–8 until 6th Log measures 4 in. (10 cm), end with a Row 4 or a Row 8. Bind off.
Edging
With RS facing and A, pick up and k102 sts along one edge of Square.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.
*Rotate piece to work across next edge of Square. Pick up and k102 sts across edge. Knit 1 row. Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.
Rep from * 2 more times to work Edging across other 2 sides of Square. Fasten off.

Square 2
Work same as Square 1, using the following colors:
Central Square: Use I in place of A, and C in place of B.
First Log: Work with C.
2nd Log: Use A in place of C, use B in place of D, and use G in place of E.
3rd Log: Use I in place of A, use H in place of F.
4th Log: Work with B.
5th Log: Use E in place of G, use A in place of C, and use C in place of B.
6th Log: Use D in place of H, use G in place of E, and use E in place of I.
Edging: Work with I.

 

Square 3
Work same as Square 1, using the following colors:
Central Square: Use F in place of A, and H in place of B.
First Log: Work with H.
2nd Log: Use E in place of C, use A in place of D, and use G in place of E.
3rd Log: Use F in place of A, use D in place of F.
4th Log: Work with A.
5th Log: Use B in place of G, use E in place of C, and use H in place of B.
6th Log: Use I in place of H, use G in place of E, and use C in place of I.
Edging: Work with F.

Square 4
Work same as Square 1, using the following colors:
Central Square: Use E in place of A, and D in place of B.
First Log: Work with D.
2nd Log: Use F in place of C, use I in place of D, and use A in place of E.
3rd Log: Use E in place of A, use G in place of F.
4th Log: Work with I.
5th Log: Use H in place of G, use F in place of C, and use D in place of B.
6th Log: Use C in place of H, use A in place of E, and use B in place of I.
Edging: Work with E.

Square 5
Work same as Square 1, using the following colors:
Central Square: Use G in place of A, and I in place of B.
First Log: Work with I.
2nd Log: Use B in place of C, use A in place of D, and use C in place of E.
3rd Log: Use G in place of A, use F as indicated.
4th Log: Work with A.
5th Log: Use D in place of G, use B in place of C, and use I in place of B.
6th Log: Use E in place of H, use C in place of E, and use A in place of I.
Edging: Work with G.

Square 6
Work same as Square 1, using the following colors:
Central Square: Use D in place of A, and F in place of B.
First Log: Work with F.
2nd Log: Use I in place of C, use C in place of D, and use H in place of E.
3rd Log: Use D in place of A, use B in place of F.
4th Log: Work with C.
5th Log: Use A in place of G, use I in place of C, and use F in place of B.
6th Log: Use E in place of H, use H in place of E, and use G in place of I.
Edging: Work with D.

Finishing:

Arrange Squares as shown in Assembly Diagram and sew together. Weave in ends.

Assembly Diagram

Abbreviations:

beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front

    


If you like this Slip Stitch Sampler Afghan, be sure to check out more warm, cozy afghans here.

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