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Afghan Square Project: Square 2 - Wheatear and cables

     This is the second in a series of 4 squares using
traditional Aran pattern stitches. I have framed this
square with Irish moss stitch, the same as the
diamond square.
   This is a simple variation on the use of the cable
needle, with a very pleasing affect. The materials
used and the gage, are the same as for the diamond
square.
   The cables and the wheatear panel are separated
by purl stitches. I added 3 purl stitches on each side
to make my count come out even.
   Theses squares make up quickly and are a pleasure
to work with. I hope you enjoy this one.
 
Abbreviations: k = knit. P = purl.
Im= Irish moss, knit over purls and purl over knits
cb4= cable back 4, (place next 2 sts on your cable needle place at back of your work,
k 2 sts from your left hand needle then k the 2 from your cable needle.)
Cf4= cable front 4, (place next 2 sts on your cable needle place at front of your work,
K 2 from left hand needle then 2 from cable needle.)
C3b= cable 3 back, (place next 2 sts on your cable needle place at back of your
work, k next st from your left hand needle then k 2 from cable needle.)
C3f= cable 3 front, (place next st on your cable needle place at front of your work,
k next 2 sts from your left hand needle then k 1 from your cable needle.) 
 
Cast on 32 sts
 
   Row 1:  k 1, p 1 across row.
   Row 2:  P 1, k 1 across row, you will be knitting over purled sts and purling over knits. 
   Row 3 & 4: repeat rows 1 & 2. Theses 4 rows complete the bottom of the frame.
 
Pattern rows
 
   Row 1: im4, p 3, k 4, p 2, c3f, k 3, p 2, k 4, p 3, im4.
   Row 2: im4, k 3, p 4, k 2, p 6, k 2, p 4, k 3, im4.
   Row 3: im4, p 3, cb4, p 2, k 3, c3b, p 2, cf4, p 3, im4.
   Row 4: im4, k 3, p 4, k 2, p 6, k 2, p 4, k 3, im4.
  
Repeat theses 4 rows till work measures 9 1/2 inches or same as Diamond Square to 
beginning of top frame. Then finish with 4 im rows to make top of frame. Bind off.
  
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Last Updated: 10/13/12
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