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Monday, January 30, 2012

Knitted Chevron (ripple) Afghan

Chevron Ripple Afghan
CO multiple of 15sts plus 4. 
Size 9 cabled knitting needles
(my gauge is 5 stitches = 1 inch)
for a baby afghan or lap blanket (36" wide) I cast on 184 stitches

Row 1   K2, *K1f&b, k5, sl1 (knitwise), k2tog, psso, k5, k1f&b* (repeat from * to * to the last 2 sts) K2

Row 2    Knit

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until you reach the length that you want.

BO after row 1

I use this pattern as a stash buster, so I do not have accurate yardage, however here is a link that can get you close.
http://cache.lionbrand.com/faq/96.html?language=

**If you wish to alternate colors always change colors on Row 1. The afghan pictured has alternating stripes after 10 rows.


**Optional tip: I always slip the first stitch, as if to purl, at the beginning of every row. This makes a very nice smooth edge.


**If you are new to the chevron pattern, in order to keep your place, I put a marker every so often in between the last k1f&b and the first k1f&b.  If I get to this place and I am 'off' it is easier to fix immediately.

**Tutorial for K1f&b  This is an excellent video tutorial by Knit Witch on youtube that demonstrates K1f&b.

**Tutorial for PSSO This is an excellent video tutorial by VeryPinkKnits on youtube that demostrates PSSO

26 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely pattern!

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    1. I hope you enjoy knitting it up! Please send me a picture of your finished project, I would love to see it! Good Luck!~

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  2. I am so excited about this pattern. I recently learned to knit and wanted to make an updated full size version of my well worn baby blanket, but i couldnt find the pattern anywhere. I tried this pattern out and i think this is it!

    I may switch all row 2's to purl in order to get a texture closer to stockinette rather than garter.

    Thank You!

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    1. I'm so glad Rachel! This is exactly why I wrote up the pattern. I was raised with a crochet version and wanted to duplicate as well. Ahhh....fond childhood memories! Please send me a picture of your finished product, I would love to see it! Good Luck!

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  3. Thank you for this pattern! I was looking for a chevron pattern for a baby blanket and this one was so easy to memorize! I'm moving right along on a pink/purple/white blanket and it's such an enjoyable pattern, just easy enough to not have to focus too much but complicated enough to keep from being bored.

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    1. I am so glad you like it! Please send me a picture of your finished afghan, I would love to see it!!

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  4. Hi, I'm trying to make a 60 x 90 inch version of this blanket and trying to figure out how much yarn to purchase. Can you tell me how much you used for the 36 inch wide version you made and how long it was.

    Thanks

    Linda

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    1. Linda,
      I'm sorry, I don't keep track of the yardage on this pattern. I use it as my 'stash buster' You could probably go to one of the yarn websites, (Lion brand or bernat, etc..) and get an estimate. I will need to make up another blanket soon and keep track.

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  5. I love the pattern but modified it a little with a yarn over in place of the kfb.

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    1. That will work as well. You probably ended up with more of a feather & fan 'look', which is very pretty!

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  6. Thank you so much for posting this! i am making one for my son's second birthday. I tried to make it a little bigger by using size 10US needles and adding the 15 plus 4 to the width. Hopefully it doesn't turn out too big! Thanks again!

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    1. Good Luck!! Let me know how it turns out!!

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  7. Do you slip the stitches knitwise or purlwise?

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    1. Good Question Jennifer: You will always slip the first stitch as if you are going to purl it. (Bring your yarn forward, slip the first stitch off the needle purlwise, put the yarn to the back and start knitting) Good Luck!!

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  8. I was looking for a nice ripple patterns and luckily I found your beautiful pattern!! I am Dutch and in the meantime I've learnt a lot of English knitting terms, but I have not yet seen your term: "Kfb". Would you be so kind to explain this Kfb to me?? Thank you in advance!!

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    1. Brigit:
      Thank you so much for your interest!! Here is a youtube video link by Knit Witch that will best show you the K1f&b increase. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILcTB5hc0XM

      Good Luck!!

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    2. Brigit,
      I see the link in my response didn't show up as a 'link' so I inserted it into the pattern tips. You can click on the tutorial from there.

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    3. Hi Laura,

      Thank you so much for your quick and kind reply!! Now understand your Kfb; even more after I watched the YouTube video. And of course I did know this way of increasing stitches but I just did not understand your abbreviation!! So now I can use your pattern! Thank you very much!!

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  9. Hi I have been looking for a simple yet pretty ripple pattern and I love the look of this one. I purchused my yarn today and I'm very excited to start :) I am fairly new to knitting and was just wondering if you could explain the psso part of the pattern. I know it means to pass slip stitch over but I am a little confused. Am I suppose to pass the slip stitch over the k2tog? Thank you in advance.

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    2. I am going to insert a link to verypinkknits tutorial in the pattern. She explains techniques very well and I am such a visual person I thought this might be easier for you than for me to try to explain.
      .....AND....yes you pass the slip stitch over the k2tog. GOOD LUCK!!!

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  10. ^ Sorry I forgot to add something too my previous comment about about the psso question. I was wonderding how wide your afghan was starting with the 184 stitches?

    Thank you again

    Krystal

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    1. 184 cast on stitches (for me) makes the afghan about 36 inches wide

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  11. Thank you so very much!!!! I am a visual learner too. That link was so helpful. Hope you have a wonderful night :)

    Krystal

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  12. Love this pattern. I am making a large afghan for my husband. Thanks!

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  13. I think this is the pattern my grandmother used to knit blankets for my babies. I've been looking for it so I could make those same blankets for my own grandchildren. Thank you.

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