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May 30, 2009

Free Pattern - Rainbow Afghan

This pattern was in a box of items I picked up at a yard sale. It looks like someone changed some of the instructions (perhaps to knit it all in one piece rather than two pieces sewn together), but I'll type out what is typed in the original pattern.

Please note: I have NOT tested this pattern.

You can also click on the scanned picture to see the original pattern.

12 oz of main color A
6 oz of contrasting color B
6 oz of contrasting color C
1 pair #1 Canadian (#11 American knitting needles)
1 pattern (7 sts and yo knit 1) = 2 inches
4 rows = 1 inch
Abbreviations: k, knit; k 3 tog, knit 3 together; yo yarn over needle
With main color A cast on 83 sts and work pattern as follows:
Row 1: K2 * yo k 2 k 3 tog k 2 yo k 1 * repeat from * to * across row ending yo k 2.
Row 2: Knit
Repeat these two rows 7 times (16 rows of main color A in all).
* Change to color B and work 2 rows, continue to work 2 rows in each color in the following sequence: C, B, C, A, C, B, A, B, C, A, C, B, C, B (15 ridges of color)*.
Change to color A and work 16 rows, * * change to color and work 2 rows of each shade in the following sequence: C, B, A, B, C * * Work 16 rows A, repeat the first color section from * to *, work 4 rows of A colr then repeat from * to * again. Change to color A and work another 16 rows, then work from ** to ** once.
Work 16 rows of color A, repeat from * to * once and finish with 16 rows of color A. Cast off. Make a second piece the same. Sew the panels together carefully matching the rows of color.

I proofread my typing, but I cannot guarantee that I didn't make a mistake.
If you knit this pattern up, I'd love to see a photo of your completed project!

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