Flashpoint Afghan by Barbara Spencer Hawk
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Flashpoint Afghan

September 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Crossed Stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
750 - 1850 yards (686 - 1692 m)
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  • Fast, easy & reversible
  • Three versatile sizes
  • Quick assembly
  • Bulky yarn of your choice
  • Suitable for multi-stranding


Flashpoint combines triangular modules and easy techniques to create a striking afghan with zigzag lines flashing across the surface.

The clean unisex design lets your yarn and color selections shine: Make yours bold in brights, dramatic in darks, nifty in neutrals, terrific in team colors or vibrant in variegated yarns.

The design features a crossed stockinette stitch texture on the front and plush texture on the back. Modules knit quickly, stay compact, and are joined with bold seams that highlight the construction, create the lightning flash and are a cinch to work.

The pattern is compact but complete. It includes a helpful schematic and directions for both solid and striped modules in three sizes. Written for bulky weight yarn, it readily adapts to different weights and multi-stranding.

The choice is yours. Work the pattern as written, or tailor it to your tastes and the yarn of your choice using the handy Quick Reference guide, helpful tips and ideas for easy modifications.

Skill Level

Flashpoint is fast, easy and suited to any knitter who can cast on, knit, purl, kfb, ktbl, k2tog, slip stitches, pick up stitches and bind off.

Dimensions (Approx.)

Small / Baby: 28 x 40 ins
Medium / Lapghan: 36 x 49 ins
Large / Throw: 42 x 69 ins


Gauge: Not critical
Yardage: Estimates are generous
Straights/DPNs: US 11
Circulars: US 11 (two 29-ins)

Errata: Row 9 - Work all knit stitches ktbl.
The pattern has been corrected.

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Corrina Ferguson (Picnic Knits)

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