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Aran or Fisherman Afghan Knitting Pattern

Julie Tresnak Dietz

Aran or Fisherman Afghan Knitting Pattern
Knit by Marnie Munro

Gauge:
16 sts and 22 rows=4" in St st

Size:
Approx 40" wide and 50" long

Materials:
Approximately 36 ounces worsted weight yarn
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) circular knitting needle
Size G crochet hook (optional)
cable needle

Instructions
Pattern Stitches

Seed Stitch (odd number of stitches)
Row 1: *k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, end k1
Rep Row 1.

Framed Cable (18 stitches)
Abbreviations
Front cross (FC): sl 3 sts to cable needle (cn) and hold in front; knit 3, then knit 3 from cn.
Single Front Cross (SFC): sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, p1, then k1 tbl from cn.
Single Back Cross (SBC): sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1 tbl, then p1 from cn.
Row 1 (WS): k5, p8, k5
Row 2: p4, SBC, k6, SFC, p4
Row 3 and all subsequent WS rows: knit all knit st and purl all purl sts
Row 4: p3, SBC, p1, k6, p1, SFC, p3
Row 6: p2, SBC, p2, FC, p2, SFC, p2
Row 8: p1, SBC, p3, k6, p3, SFC, p1
Row 10: p1, SFC, p3, k6, p3, SBC, p1
Row 12: p2, SFC, p2, FC, p2, SBC, p2
Row 14: p3, SFC, p1, k6, p1, SBC, p3
Row 16: p4, SFC, k6, SBC, p4

Popcorn Stitch (multiple of 4 + 2 sts)
Row 1 (WS): k1, *(k1, p1, k1) all in next stitch, p3tog, repeat from * to last st, end k1.
Row 2: P
Row 3: k1, *p3tog, (k1, p1, k1) all in next stitch, repeat from * to last st, end k1
Row 4: P

Tilting Ladder (multiple of 13 + 2 sts)
Row 1 (WS): k2, *p5, k1, p5, k2, rep from *
Row 2: p2, *k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p1, k5, p2; rep from *
Rows 3 and 5: k2, *p4, k2, p5, k2; rep from *
Row 4: p2, *k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2, k4, p2; rep from *
Row 6: p2, *k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2 then k2 from cn, p2; rep from *
Rows 7-12: Rep Rows 3-6, then Rows 3 and 4 again
Row 13: Rep Row 1
Row 14: p2, *k5, p1 (ssk, yo) twice, k1, p2, rep from *
Rows 15 and 17: k2, *p5, k2, p4, k2; rep from *
Row 16: p2, *k4, p2, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, p2; rep from *
Row 18: p2, *sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cn, p2, (ssk,yo) twice, k1, p2; rep from *
Rows 19-24: Rep Rows 15-18, then Rows 15 and 16 again

Afghan
CO 191 sts.
Work Row 1 of each pattern stitch in the following order:
Seed Stitch over 21 sts, Framed Cable over 18 stitches, Popcorn Stitch over 18 sts, Framed Cable over 18 sts, Tilting Ladder over 41 sts, Framed Cabled over 18 sts, Popcorn Stitch over 18 sts, Framed Cable over 18 sts, Seed Stitch over 21 sts.

Work patterns as est a total 288 rows. BO.

Finishing
If desired, work one round of single crochet around plus another row of double crochet at each end, especially if you want to fringe.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.