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Flame Stitch Afghan Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Flame Stitch Afghan Knitting Pattern

This is an easy afghan pattern that can be knit in any color combination. You can use three colors as this afghan was knit or as many as you wish, repeating the simple Flame Stitch pattern more than the required four times.

The pattern stitch results in a subtle fluting effect that adds to the beauty of this afghan.

Size:
Approx 40" wide and 73" long

Gauge:
14 sts=4" in pattern stitch with two strands held together

Materials:
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm) 36" circular needles or longer
Caron Simply Soft (or appropriate substitution
100% acrylic
6 ounces/330 yards
6 skeins Fisherman (Color B)
4 skeins Raspberry (Color A)
2 skeins Dark Sage (Color C)

Flame Stitch Afghan

Instructions
Pattern Stitch (Flame Stitch - Multiple of 4 + 1)
Cast on with Color A and purl one row.
Row 1 (RS): k1, *sl 3 wyib, k1* rep from *
Row 2: P2, *sl 1 wyif, p3* rep from *, end sl 1 p2
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Rep these 4 rows.

Note: Afghan is worked with two strands of yarn throughout.
Color sequence: Work 4 rows of Pattern Stitch with Color A, B, A, B, C, B
With A, CO 139 sts and work in Pattern Stitch, slipping the first st and knitting the last st of every row.
Cont until 73 inches or desired length. BO.
If desired work one round of single crochet around edge with Color B.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter