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Rainbow Lace Afghan

By: Project and Images Courtesy of Berroco

This free baby afghan knitting pattern is unlike traditional baby blankets. Instead of sticking to one color scheme, the Rainbow Lace Afghan decides to try them all! The radiant lace knitting pattern is incredibly simple to knit and will add a burst of color and brightness to any baby's nursery. To save yourself some trouble, make sure to check your gauge before you start and as you knit this baby blanket knitting pattern.

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Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

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This is a very pretty baby afghan. The trend in baby things these days is for gender neutral colors, so this afghan with its rainbow stripes would be perfect. You could even combine more colors in it, maybe whatever you have on hand in your stash, and it would still look great.

I would like to make this Rainbow Lace Afghan in an adult size, How many stitches would I need to make the adult size please advise Elizabeth

a hank is an other word for skein of yarn.

@bubba41b 4519363: This is a baby afghan, so it is much smaller than a regular afghan. That's why it's only about 3ft x 3ft. A "hank" is similar to a "skein" or "ball." It just refers to a different way of winding the yarn. You will notice that the pattern provides weights in grams for each ball or hank of yarn, so it is best to use that number if you are using a substitute yarn. For example, the pattern calls for 1 hank (50g) of Berroco Touche. You will want to use 50 grams of your substitute yarn in the same yarn weight. Good luck! -- Editors of AllFreeKnitting

The Rainbow Afghan calls for a "hank" and etc. I'm unfamiliar with these terms. What do they mean? Skein? I would think an afghan would be much larger, this says it's only 31" by 37" I believe. Please explain these terms to me. Thank you. brenda

Please inform me why I can't bring up any of the patterns. very frustrating

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