Monday, June 4, 2007
Junk Yarn Dog Afghan
I have designed another knit pattern--something to use up my bits and pieces of leftover yarn. At least one strand of Red Heart Super Saver in a burgandy color is knit throughout. It took about 10 skeins of Red Heart plus leftover accent yarn. If you are using this as a pet blanket, you will need to cut the ends so there will be no chewing/eating/swallowing. I was lazy and didn't do it before the picure.
Using size 15 circular needles with 60" cord, cast on 130 with one strand of Red Heart Super Saver and one strand of accent yarn (I used recycled silk). Do not join as this is not knit in the round.
Knit one row.
Cut recycled silk and join another strand of same color Red Heart. You will be knitting with two strands of Red Heart.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Cut one strand of Red Heart and join another accent color yarn (I used Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee in Decandance in green and brown which was left over from a scarf). You will be knitting with one strand of Red Heart and one strand of accent color.
Knit Rows 5 and 6
Cut accent yarn and join strand of Red Heart. You will be knitting with two strands of Red Heart.
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl
Cut one strand of Red Heart and join another accent color yarn (I used a green crochet type yarn). You will be knitting with one strand of Red Heart and an accent yarn.
Knit Rows 11 and 12
Cut accent yarn and join Red Heart. Repeat Rows 7-10.
Then cut Red Heart and add accent yarn. Repeat 11 and 12.
Repeat pattern and vary yarn until afghan is desired length.
The last four rows--Copy the first four rows so afghan's top matches the bottom. The first and last ridge of double Red Heart will be reverse stockinette which makes a nice ridge.
Mine was about 6 feet long.
It's a very fast knit and warm according to my husband who, apparently has no blood circulating in his body.
Posted by Christy at 2:52 PM