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SEED STITCH BORDER AFGHAN

by Barb (seaborn136@yahoo.com)

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

SEED 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)
Instructions:
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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