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Soft-as-a-Cloud Baby Afghan

Design by Laura Polley

Knit up a reversible afghan that is full of texture and warmth. It's just the right size for cuddling your precious little one.

Skill Level
Beginner

Finished Size

Approximately 34 by 41 inches (blocked)

Materials

  • Plymouth Encore worsted weight 75 percent acrylic/25 percent wool yarn* (200 yds/ 100g per ball): 8 balls yellow #215
  • Size 11 (8mm) 29-inch circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 12 sts and 18 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in pat with 2 strands of yarn held tog
  • To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Notes

  • Afghan is worked using 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.
  • Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts; do not join but turn and work in rows.

Pattern Stitch
(multiple of 20 sts)

  • Row 1 (RS): *P1, k9, p9, k1, rep from * across.
  • Row 2: *P2, k8, p8, k2, rep from * across.
  • Row 3: *P3, k7, p7, k3, rep from * across.
  • Row 4: *P4, k6, p6, k4, rep from * across.
  • Row 5: *P5, k5, rep from * across.
  • Row 6: *P6, k4, p4, k6, rep from * across.
  • Row 7: *P7, k3, p3, k7, rep from * across.
  • Row 8: *P8, k2, p2, k8, rep from * across.
  • Row 9: *P9, k1, p1, k9, rep from * across.
  • Row 10: *P10, k10, rep from * across.
  • Row 11: *K10, p10, rep from *
  • Row 12: *K9, p1, k1, p9, rep from *
  • Row 13: *K8, p2, k2, p8, rep from * across.
  • Row 14: *K7, p3, k3, p7, rep from * across.
  • Row 15: *K6, p4, k4, p6, rep from * across.
  • Row 16: *K5, p5, rep from * across.
  • Row 17: *K4, p6, k6, p4, rep from * across.
  • Row 18: *K3, p7, k7, p3, rep from * across.
  • Row 19: *K2, p8, k8, p2, rep from * across.
  • Row 20: *K1, p9, k9, p1, rep from * across.
  • Row 21: Rep Row 10.
  • Row 22: Rep Row 11.
  • Rep Rows 1-22 for pat.

Afghan

  • With 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout, cast on 106 sts. Knit 6 rows.
  • Beg pat
  • Row 1: K3, [rep Row 1 of pat] 5 times, k3.
  • Row 2: K3, [rep Row 2 of pat] 5 times, k3.
  • Rows 3-198: Continue in established pat, keeping first and last 3 sts in garter st and center 100 sts in pat, working Rows 1-22 of pat a total of 9 times. Piece should measure approximately 40 inches from beg (slightly stretched).
  • Knit 6 rows. Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Block to size.

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