Fantasia Afghan Pattern

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Fantasia Afghan Pattern

A dainty, feminine afghan knitted with cable panels to grace milady's boudoir or bedroom.

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" SUPER FINGERING, 3 Ply (1 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 16 skeins of No. 722 Lt. Pink and 7 skeins of No. 1 White.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair No. 5.

Afghan measures 46 x 67 inches … Each Pink strip, excluding side border, measures 6¼ x 67 inches; each White strip measures 3¼ x 67 inches.

GAUGE: 17 rows = 2 inches.

FIRST STRIP (Left Edge) … Starting at narrow edge with Pink, cast on 45 sts and k 4 rows for garter st border. Next row (eyelet row): K 1, * O, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across. Always count the O as a stitch. Now work in pattern as follows: 1st row (wrong side): K 3 for garter st border, (p 3, k 3) twice; (p 3, O, p 2 tog) 3 times; p 3, (k 3, p 3) twice. 2nd row: (K 3, p 3) twice; (k 3, O, p 2 tog) 3 times; (k 3, p 3) twice; k 6. Repeat first and 2nd rows 3 times more, then repeat first row once more. 10th row: (K 3, p 3) twice; slip the next 3 sts on a cable holder and hold in front of work, from left-hand needle k 3, O, p 2 tog, and from cable holder k 3front cable made; O, p 2 tog, make a front cable as before, p 3, k 3, p 3, k 6. Repeat first and 2nd rows 4 times; then repeat first row once more. 20th row: K 3, (p 3, k 3) twice; O, p 2 tog, slip the next 4 sts and the O on a cable holder and hold in back of work, k next 3 sts from left-hand needle, O, from cable holder p 2 tog and k 3back cable made; O, p 2 tog, (k 3, p 3) twice; k 6. Repeat these 20 rows for pattern 27 times more, end­ing with 19th row (instead of 20th row). Work an eyelet row as before. K next 4 rows. Bind off in knitting on wrong side.

SECOND STRIP (Right Edge) … With Pink, work same as First Strip until garter st border is completed. Next row (eyelet row): * K 2 tog, O. Repeat from * across, ending with k 1. Now work in pattern as follows: 1st row (wrong side): P 3, (k 3, p 3) twice; (O, p 2 tog, p 3) 3 times; (k 3, p 3) twice; k 3 for garter st border. 2nd row: K 6, (p 3, k 3) twice; (O, p 2 tog, k 3) 3 times; (p 3, k 3) twice. Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more, then repeat first row once more. 10th row: K 6, p 3, k 3, p 3, make a front cable; O, p 2 tog, make a front cable; (p 3, k 3) twice. Repeat first and 2nd rows 4 times; then repeat first row once more. 20th row: K 6, (p 3, k 3) twice; O, p 2 tog, make a back cable; p 2 tog, O, (k 3, p 3) twice; k 3. Repeat these 20 rows for pattern 27 times more, end­ing with 19th row (instead of 20th row). Next row: Repeat eyelet row. K 4 rows. Bind off as before.

THIRD STRIP (Make 3) … Starting at narrow edge with Pink, cast on 42 sts and k 4 rows. Next row (eyelet row): K 1, * O, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across, ending with k 1. Now work in pattern as follows: 1st row (wrong side): (P 3, k 3) twice; (p 3, O, p 2 tog) 3 times; p 3, (k 3, p 3) twice. 2nd row: K 3, (p 3, k 3) twice; (O, p 2 tog, k 3) 3 times; (p 3, k 3) twice. Position of pattern is established. Omitting garter st border at side edge, complete as for First Strip, repeating eyelet row same as at start of strip.

FOURTH STRIP (Make 4) … Starting at narrow edge with White, cast on 24 sts and work same as Third Strip until eyelet row is completed. Now work in pattern as follows: 1st row (wrong side): K 3, p 3, (O, p 2 tog, p 3) 3 times; k 3. 2nd row: P 3, k 3, (O, p 2 tog, k 3) 3 times; p 3. Repeat first and 2nd rows 3 times more, then repeat first row once more. 10th row: P 3, k 3, O, p 2 tog, make a back cable as before; O, p 2 tog, k 3, p 3. Repeat first and 2nd rows 4 times; then repeat first row once more. 20th row: P 3, make a front cable; O, p 2 tog, make a front cable; p 3. Repeat these 20 rows for pattern 27 times more, ending with 19th row (instead of 20th row). Next row: Repeat eyelet row. K 4 rows. Bind off as before.
   Block to measurements. Sew strips neatly together lengthwise, having the First Strip at left edge, the Second Strip at right edge, and alternating the Pink and White strips in between.


Fantasia Afghan Pattern swatch