Irish Chain Afghan

from Dawn Brocco

Irish Chain Afghan Pattern

$6.00

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Knitting: Irish Chain Afghan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Home Decor

Item:

Blanket/Bedspread

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, slip stitch, inc, simple cable

Pattern Description:

This afghan is styled after the traditional Irish Chain quilt pattern, but with traveling stitches cross-hatching the garter stitch background. This adds visual interest and makes it more interesting to knit.

I used Cascade Yarns 128 Chunky Tweed. The tweed flecks adds interest and the chunky yarn weight makes the perfect Fall and Winter weight afghan to curl up under.

Gauge:

14 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter Stitch with using size 10 ndls or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approx. 45" W x 60" L

Materials:

  • Cascade Yarns 128 Chunky Tweed, 90% Peruvian Highland wool / 10% Donegal, approx. 128 yd / 100 gram hank: 12 hanks #7625 Tan (MC) and 7 hanks #7628 Natural (CC)
  • US size 10 (6 mm) ndls
  • 29-32" (or longer) US size 10 ckns (for edging)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry ndl, Cable ndl (optional)

About Designer

About Designer

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Dawn Brocco
by dawnbrocco
Dennis Port, Cape Cod
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Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years.

Specializing in updated classics, innovative shaped cable designs, and whimsical, Nature-inspired knits for children and the home.

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