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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

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Irish Chain Afghan

from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Irish Chain Afghan
Irish Chain Afghan
Irish Chain Afghan

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.


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


  • 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)