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by Barb (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here is a simple pattern with a seed stitch border. Multi-colored yarn will just add to the beauty but would recommend that you only do a row or so of each color to keep it varied. Enjoy
STITCH BORDER Afghan/lapghan (with Preemie size below)
(You are making a seed stitch border around this afghan, and stockinette stitch in the middle.
Size: Approximate: 36 x 40
Materials: Worsted weight yarn, 18-20 ounces. circular needles size 11
Pattern stitch: Seed
Stitch Row 1: Knit 1, * purl 1, knit 1; repeat from * across row.
Repeat this row for pattern. (remember that with seed stitch you will be knitting the purl stitches and purl on the knit stitches)
Cast on 125 stitches loosely
Rows 1-10: Work in seed stitch.
Row 11: Knit 1, (purl 1, knit 1) repeat 3 times, now knit 111 sts, then knit 1, (purl 1, knit 1) 3 times.
Row 12: Seed stitch the first 7 sts, then purl across to last 10 sts, seed stitch last 7 sts.
Repeat Rows 11 and 12 until work measures 39 inches from cast-on edge. Then repeat Rows 1-10 once more and Bind off in seed stitch. Weave in all ends.
Preemie size blanket
by Beverly A Qualheim
approximately 20" square Seed stitch border and stockinette stitch middle.
6 oz soft 4 ply yarn
Size 11 circular needle
Cast on 58 stitches loosely
Rows 1-6: Work in seed stitch. (see above)
Row 7: Knit 1, (purl 1, knit 1) 2 times, knit to last 5 sts, knit 1, (purl 1, knit 1) 2 times.
Row 8: Seed stitch the first 5 sts, then purl across to last 10 sts, seed stitch last 10 sts
Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until work
measures 19" inches from cast-on edge. Then repeat Rows 1-6 once more. Bind
off in seed stitch. Weave in all ends.
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