Lake Placid Afghan

Materials

  • NaturallyCaron.com Country (75% microdenier acrylic/25% merino wool; 3 oz./85g, 185 yds./170m) (Caron International): Deep Taupe (A), 18 oz./510g; Foliage (B), 18 oz./510g; Renaissance Rose (C), 18 oz./510g

Tools

  • Circular needle, size US 8 (5mm), 29” long
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle

Directions

Gauge

  • 1. 20 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10cm) in pattern stitch

Stitches Used

  • 1. Garter Stitch

Bottom Border

  • 1. With A, cast on 252 sts. Row 1 (WS): With A, knit. Rows 2-5: With B, knit. Rows 6-11: With C, knit. Rows 12-15: With B, knit. Rows 16-17: With A, knit. Cut A.

Center Panel (Section 1)

  • 1. Row 1: Place first 10 sts on a holder, rejoin A and k, inc 22 sts evenly spaced across next 232 sts, place last 10 sts on a holder -- 254 sts on needle for center panel. Row 2: With A, knit. Row 3: With B, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 4: With B, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rows 5-6: With B, knit. Row 7: With A, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 8: With A, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rows 9-10: With B, knit. Row 11: With A, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2, rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 12: With A, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2, rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rep Rows 1-12, four more times.

Center Panel (Section 2)

  • 1. Rows 1-2: With C, knit. Row 3: With A, k2, *sl 2, wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 4: With A, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rows 5-6: With A, knit. Row 7: With C, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 8: With C, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rows 9-10: With A, knit. Row 11: With C, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 12: With C, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rep Rows 1-12, nine more times.

Center Panel (Section 3)

  • 1. Rows 1-2: With B, knit. Row 3: With C, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 4: With C, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rows 5-6: With B, knit. Row 7: With C, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 8: With C, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, sl 2 wyif, 1, k1. Rows 9-10: With B, knit. Row 11: With C, k2, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyib, k2. Row 12: With C, k1, p1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2 wyif, p1, k1. Rep Rows 1-2, nineteen more times.

Center Panel (Section 4)

  • 1. Rep Section 2.

Center Panel (Section 5)

  • 1. Rep Section 1. Place sts on a holder.

Right Side Border

  • 1. Place 10 sts from holder on right side on needle; attach A to outer edge (RS). Rows 1-2: With A, knit. Rows 3-6: With B, knit. Rows 7-8: With C, knit. Rows 9-12: With A, knit. Rows 13-14: With B, knit. Rows 15-18: With C, knit. Rep Rows 1-18 until border is the same length as Center Panel, ending with row 18. Place sts on holder.

Left Side Border

  • 1. Place 10 sts from holder on left side on needle; attach A to outer edge (WS). Rows 1-2: With A, purl. Rows 3-6: With B, purl. Rows 7- 8: With C, knit. Rows 9-12: With A, knit. Rows 13-14: With B, knit. Rows 15-18: With C, knit. Rep Rows 1-18 until border is the same length as Center Panel, ending with row 18. Place sts on holder.

Top Border

  • 1. Pick up 274 sts from holders; attach A to WS of work. Rep Bottom Border, dec 22 sts evenly spaced across the 254 sts of the Center Panel on first row -- 252 sts. Bind off all sts after Row 17.

Finishing

  • 1. Sew the side borders in place. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
by Susan Robicheau for Caron International
Lake Placid Afghan
Lake Placid Afghan