Aran Waves Afghan

Explore your creativity with this innovative blanket that features two patterns: a unique, textured chain-link design and a wavy texture created with pattern repeats. You’ll love how great everything looks!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approx 48 x 50” [122 x 127 cm]

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Bernat Super Value (100% acrylic; 275 yards [251 meters]/197 grams): #07414 Natural (5 balls)
Needles: US size 9 (5.0 mm) 40” circular knitting needle 

Abbreviations

Psso:  Pass slipped stitch over
Sl1wyib: Slip next stitch with yarn at back of work
Sl1wyif: Slip next stitch with yarn at front of work
Ssk: Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time; pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together

Pattern

With A, cast on 253 sts; do not join; working back and forth across needle in rows, knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS.
Proceed in Pat as follows:
**Row 1 (RS): K5, *k1, yo, k5, ssk, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k2tog, k5, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 2: K5, *p9, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p8; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k5.
Row 3: K5, *k2, yo, k5, ssk, (k1, p1) twice, k1, k2tog, k5, yo, k1; rep from * to last 6 sts. K6.
Row 4: K5, *p9, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p8; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k5.
Row 5: K5, *k3, yo, k5, ssk, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, k5, yo, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 6: K5, *p11, k1, p10; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k5.
Row 7: K5, *k4, yo, k5, ssk, k1, k2tog, k5, yo, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 8: As 6th row.
Row 9: K5, *k5, yo, k5, sl1, k2tog, psso, k5, yo, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 10: K5, *sl1wyib, k1; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl1wyib, k5.
Row 11: K5, *p1, sl1wyif; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k5.
Row 12: K5, purl to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 13: Knit.
Rows 14-21: As rows 10 to 13 twice more.
Row 22: k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5.**
Rep from ** to ** until work from beg measures approx 48” [122 cm], ending on 9th row of pat.
Knit 7 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise. yarn ball

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