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Afghan Square Project: Square 4

 

HoneyComb Square

This is the last in the afghan square series. It is framed with Irish moss with an inner frame of purled stitches to make it stand out. It is the same pattern stitch used as the center panel for the sweater in my book so if you have done up the sweater this will be very familiar to you. It is one of my favorites. The honeycomb is worked over 8 stitches over 8 rows.

     The materials used and the frame is the same as the previous squares. See square 1, for materials etc.

 

 

Abbreviations: k=knit, p=purl, st=stitch

                        Im=Irish moss, knit over knits and purl over purls

                        C4b= cable 4 back, slip the next 2 stitches onto   your cable needle leave at back of work. Knit next 2 sts. From your left hand needle then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.

                      C4f= cable 4 front, slip next 2 stitches unto your cable needle leave at front of your work, knit 2 sts from your left hand needle then knit the 2 sts. from your cable needle.     

Cast on 32 sts.

     Row 1: k1, p1 across.

     Row 2: p1, k1 across, you will be knitting over the purls and purling over the knits.

     Row 3 & 4: repeat rows 1 & 2 theses 4 rows complete the bottom of the outer frame.

     Row 5: im4, p24, im4.

     Row 6: im4, k24, im4. theses  2 rows complete the bottom of your inner frame. 

Pattern rows:

     Row 1: im4, p4, k16, p4, im4.

     Row 2: im4, k4, p16, k4, im4.

     Row 3: im4, p4, cb4, cf4, cb4, cf4, p4, im4.

     Row 4: im4, k4, p16, k4, im4.

     Row 5: im4, p4, k16, p4, im4.

     Row 6: im4, k4, p16, k4, im4.

     Row 7: im4, p4, cf4, cb4, cf4, cb4, p4, im4.

     Row 8: im4, k4, p16, k4, im4.

Repeat theses rows till work measures 9 inches then begin top frame.

     Next row: im4, p24, im4.

     Finish with 4 im rows to make top frame.

     Bind off.

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