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Lizard Ridge

Knitting
September 2006
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (gauge not crucial)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
2289 yards (2093 m)
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I had been searching for an afghan pattern that takes advantage of Kureyon’s long color runs. This block pattern is based on Barbara G. Walker’s Short-Row Stripes square in her Learn to Knit Afghan book. The original idea was to knit a square occasionally as I came across new colors of Kureyon, finishing the afghan in time to send it to college with my daughter, who is also a knitter and who loves Kureyon. Unable to stop once I began, she instead received it for her 15th birthday.

Version 1 – Multicolored squares:
Noro Kureyon 100% wool; 109yd/100m per 50g skein; color: various, 1 skein/square (for 24 squares, I used 21 skeins, making up 3 squares with leftovers)
Yarn for seaming (I used navy Cascade 220 100% merino wool; 220yd per 100g skein Kureyon tends to come apart when used for seaming)

Version 2 – Knit in one piece:
Noro Kureyon 100%wool;109yd/100m per 50g skein; color: #157, 20 skeins

Both versions - less than one skein of Cascade 220 for crocheted shell edging.

French translation available here.
Please direct any questions about the French version to Christine73

Kureyon colors used in original Lizard Ridge:
From top to bottom and right to left in the picture on the bricks (top of afghan is at top left of that photo):
Row 1 - 165 139 87 126
Row 2 - 153 147 53 170
Row 3 - 163 52 90 74
Row 4 - 40 166 159 134
Row 5 - 156 92 115 ***
Row 6 - 154 *** *** 102
the *** blocks are made up of leftovers from the other blocks.