Woodsy Argyle Afghan
This blanket in neutral shades is perfect for your favorite guy, but would be equally as striking in any color combination to match your decor.
With afghan hook: 8 vertical bars = 2 inches; 6 rows = 2 inches
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Afghan knit stitch ( afghan knit st): Insert hook in 2nd vertical bar, yo, draw up lp, [ retaining all lps on hook, insert hook in next vertical bar, yo, draw up a lp] across. Work loops off hook ( work lps off hook): Yo, draw through 1 lp on hook ( see A of illustration), [ yo, draw through 2 lps on hook ( see B of illustration)] across. Last lp on hook counts as first st of next row. Afghan stitch color change ( afghan st color change): Working across, pick up indicated number of lps of working color, to change color, drop working color to WS, insert hook in next vertical bar and draw up new color, draw up indicated number of lps, then change color as indicated. Note: When same color appears with 3 or fewer sts of another color between, the first color may be carried across the back. If more than 3 sts join a new ball, do not carry across. Work loops off hook on color change: Work lps off hook with matching color until 1 st is left of the color, change colors picking up yarn to be used under color previously used, thus twisting colors to prevent a hole in work. New color will be drawn through 1 lp of previous color and 1 lp of new color. When a color is no longer needed, leave 10- inch length to be woven in on WS of Afghan and fasten off.
Make 5. Row 1: With afghan hook and off- white, ch 38, work afghan knit st ( see Special Stitches) across row, work lps off hook ( see Special Stitches), do not turn. Rows 2–7: Rep afghan knit st until 7 rows are completed. Rows 8–32: Working in afghan knit st, following chart, work across with off- white, change color ( see Special Stitches) as indicated to taupe. Rows 33–45: With off- white, rep afghan knit st until 14 rows are completed. [ Rep rows 8– 45 consecutively] 3 times. Rep rows 8– 32.