Starry Mountains Afghan

Try out a new technique using slipped stitches in this couch or lap-sized blanket. This piece is worked in a bulky weight washable yarn, making it easy to care for and a quick project! This woven-look throw is guaranteed to cure your winter blues.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 39” wide x 57” high

Gauge: 11 sts x 19 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Slip Stitch Chevron pattern after wet blocking using both yarns held together.

Materials

Yarn: Universal Yarn Uptown Bulky Superwash (100% Wool; 106 yards [97 meters]/100 grams): 937 Twilight (A), 5 skeins; 928 Pulp (B), 3 skeins; 917 Summer Sky (C), 1 skein

Needle: US size 11 (8 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The color changes in this pattern are achieved by slipping stitches. Only one color per row is used.

Carry A and B up the side of the work throughout the entire piece. Cut C after every sequence.

How to Read the Slip Stitch Chevron Chart: Only one color is used per row. The color shown in the first stitch of any given row is the color that will be used for that row. On RS rows, knit all stitches in the color you’re working with and slip the stitches that are not in that color. On WS rows, do the exact same thing – knit the stitches in the color you’re working with and slip the stitches in the other color. Always work 2 rows in the same color – a stitch will never change color on the WS row. Leave unused colors hanging at the side of the work.

Special Stitches

Ridge pattern (multiple of 12 sts + 3)

Row 1 (RS): With A, knit.

Row 2 (WS): With A, knit.

Row 3: With A, knit. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 4: With B, k2, *sl 2 pwise wyib, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: With B, k2, *sl 2 pwise wyif, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 6: With A, k1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 7: With A, purl to last st, k1.

Row 8: With A, purl to last st, k1.

Row 9: With C, knit.

Row 10: With C, k1, *sl 1 pwise wyib, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 pwise wyib, k1.

Row 11: With A, k2, *sl 1 pwise wyif, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 12: With A, k1, *sl 1 pwise wyib, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 pwise wyib, k1.

Rows 13-14: With C, rep Rows 11-12.

Row 15: With A, rep Row 11.

Row 16: With A, purl.

Rows 17-24: Rep Rows 1-8.

Work Rows 1-24 for patt.

Slip Stitch Chevron (multiple of 12 sts + 3)

Note: Sl all sts pwise with yarn held to the WS of the work.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, *k1, sl 1, k2, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k2, sl 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, (purl all sts of the same color, sl all sts of the other color) to last st, k1.

Row 3: With A, k1, *(sl 1, k2) 4 times; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

Row 5: With B, k1, *(k2, sl 1) twice, k1, sl 1, k2, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: With A, k1, *k1, sl 1, k2, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k2, sl 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 9: With B, k1, *(sl 1, k2) 4 times; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

Row 11: With A, k1, *(k2, sl 1) twice, k1, sl 1, k2, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rows 13-24: Rep Rows 1-12.

Rows 25-30: Rep Rows 1-6.

Rep Rows 1-30 patt.

Pattern

CO 111 sts.

(Work Rows 1-24 of Ridge patt. Work Rows 1-30 of Slip Stitch patt) 5 times.

Work Rows 1-24 of Ridge patt once.

BO all sts pwise with A.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block.

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