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                                      Grandma on the Mountain

                              28 Pansy Rd Stormville NY 12582

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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 knit 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 knit 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 knit 1 from your cable needle.)

Cast on 32 sts

   Row 1:  k1, -p1.across row.

   Row 2:  P1, -k1.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, -p3, -k4, -p2, -c3f, -k3, -p2, -k4, -p3, -im4.

   Row 2: im4, -k3, -p4, -k2, -p6, -k2, -p4, -k3, -im4.

   Row 3: im4, -p2, -cb4, -p2, -c3b, k3, -p2, -cf4, -p2, -im4.

   Row 4: and every even # row same as row 2

  

   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.