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Irish Chain Afghan


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, slip stitch, inc, simple cable 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

Supplies Needed

  • 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)

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Dawn Brocco
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. Dawn Brocco