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Harvest Afghan

Celebrate the season's offerings on the table and off this Thanksgiving with the Harvest Afghan. This gorgeous knit afghan pattern is a wonderful exercise in colorwork and charted knitting patterns. Featuring a block-like design with carrots, peas, and tomatoes, the Harvest Afghan is the quintessential way to decorate your home for this year's Thanksgiving festivities.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle SizeCircular Knitting Needles

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

Materials:   
Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz; 205 yd / 187 m) or Patons Décor (100 g/3.5 oz; 208 yd / 190 m)
Main color (MC) (Teal) - 3 balls
Contrast A (Red) - 2 balls
Contrast B (Green) - 2 balls
Contrast C (Orange) - 3 balls
Contrast D (Yellow) - 3 balls
Contrast E (Purple) - 3 balls
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles.
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension.

 

GAUGE
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

 

MEASUREMENTS:
Approx 43 ins x 55 ins [109 x 139.5 cm]

 

ABBREVIATIONS
K = knit
MB = [(K1. yfwd) twice. K1] all in next stitch. 5 sts. Turn. P5. Turn. ssk. K1. K2tog. Turn. P3. Turn. Sl1. K2tog. psso. 1 stitch remains. Bobble complete.
P = purl

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: When working from charts, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.
 

Charts I, II, II & Stem Stitch
 

BLOCK A

With E, work 4 rows stocking st.
With MC, work 2 rows stocking st.
With D, work 2 rows stocking st.
With A, work 2 rows stocking st.
With C, work 4 rows stocking st.
With E, work 2 rows stocking st.
With B, work 2 rows stocking st.
With D, work 2 rows stocking st.
With A, work 4 rows stocking st.
With MC, work 2 rows stocking st.
With C, work 2 rows stocking st.
With E, work 2 rows stocking st.
With D, work 4 rows stocking st.
These 34 rows complete Block A.



BLOCK B

With D, work 4 rows stocking st.
With MC, work 2 rows stocking st.
Rep last 6 rows 4 times more.
With D, work 4 rows stocking st.
These 34 rows complete Block B.



BLOCK C

With E, work 2 rows stocking st.
With A, work 2 rows stocking st.
Rep last 4 rows 7 times more.
With E, work 2 rows stocking st.
These 34 rows complete Block C.



STRIP ONE (make 2)

With E cast on 28 sts.
*Work Block A.
Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block B.*
Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block C.
Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Rep from * to * once more.
With D, cast off.



STRIP TWO

With C cast on 28 sts.
*Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block B.
Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.*
Work Block C.
Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block A.
Rep from * to * once more.
With E, cast off.



STRIP THREE

With D cast on 28 sts.
*Work Block B.
Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block C.*
Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block A.
Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Rep from * to * once more.
With E, cast off.



STRIP FOUR

With E cast on 28 sts.
*Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block C.
Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.*
Work Block A.
Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block B.
Rep from * to * once more.
With D, cast off.



STRIP FIVE

With E cast on 28 sts.
*Work Block C.
Work Chart IIII in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block A.*
Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block B.
Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Rep from * to * once more. With D, cast off.



STRIP SIX

With D cast on 28 sts.
*Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block A.
Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.*
Work Block B.
Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Work Block C.
Rep from * to * once more.
With C, cast off.
Sew Strips tog in the following order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1.



SIDE BORDERS

With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 235 sts along each side edge.
1st row: (WS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
This row forms seed st pat.
Rep last row until Border measures 2 ins [5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off in pat.



TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS

With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 201 sts across top or bottom edge.
Proceed in seed st pat as given for Side Borders until Border measures 2 ins [5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off in pat.

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