Arizona Afghan

Channel a southwestern style with this bold afghan. Treat yourself to a single-panel afghan that emulates traditional desert design while you learn to work up this clever combination of linen stitch, stranded colorwork, slipped stitches and a dash of intarsia.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: ​47” wide x 5 3” long after wet blocking, but before adding optional fringe.

Gauge: ​16 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Linen Stitch after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 132 yards [120 meters]/ 100 grams): 50 Pistachio (A), 3 skeins; 60 Teal (B), 2 skeins; 90 Vanilla (C), 4 skeins; 99 Black Licorice (D), 2 skeins; 30 Saffron (E), 3 skeins

Needles: ​US size 13 (9 mm): 60” circular.

Notions: Tapestry needle; 2 bulky stitch markers

Pattern Notes

One quarter of a skein of the recommended yarn should translate to 6 non-colorwork rows in this design.

At the end of the pattern, there should be 50 grams of color C leftover in addition to some odd ends of the other four colors.

Pattern

With A, CO 172 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, *k1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, *p1, sl1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 3-28: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 29-30: With B, rep Rows 1-2.

Row 31-32: With A, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 33-48: With B, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 49-54: With C, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 55-56: With D, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 57-62: With C, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 63-66: With E, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 67-68: With C, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 69-70: With E, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 71-72: With C, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 73-78: With E, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 79-94: Rep Rows 63-78.

Rows 95-110: Rep Rows 63-78.

Rows 111-116: With C, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 117-124: Work Rows 1-8 of Triangles Section 1 chart.

Rows 125-128: With C, rep Rows 1-2.
Rows 129-160: Work Rows 1-32 of Diamond Motif chart.

Rows 161-164: With C, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 165-172: Work Rows 1-8 of Triangles Section 2 chart.

Rows 173-178: With C, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 179-226: Rep Rows 63-110.

Rows 227-240: Rep Rows 49-62.

Rows 241-254: With B, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 255-256: With A, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 257-258: With B, rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 259-286: With A, rep Rows 1-2.

BO all sts

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block.

Fringe (optional)

With remaining yarn, add fringe to CO and BO ends to finish.

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