River and Woods Afghan by Hana Jason

River and Woods Afghan

October 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with yarn held doubled
US 15 - 10.0 mm
6.5 mm (K)
2266 - 2575 yards (2072 - 2355 m)
50" wide and 72" long.
This pattern is available for free.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2008: “Fat, plush cables and stockinette stitch look fresh in entrelac turned on edge. Knit with doubled yarn, Hana Jason’s River and Woods Afghan is a surprisingly quick knit.”

Yarn: Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton (100% cotton; 103 yd 95 m/85 g): pistachio, 22 balls for afghan, plus 3 more balls to make tassels.

Needles: Size 15 (10 mm): two 29” circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Size K/10½ (6.5 mm) crochet hook; large tapestry needle; cable needle (cn).


  • Afghan is worked in entrelac. Each “tier” of fabric moved in the direction opposite to the ones below and above. Tiers alternate between plain (stockinette) and cabled blocks. New blocks are added as the blanket grows diagonally from the first block, then taken away as the blanket approaches the opposite corner. Circular needles are recommended due to the large number of stitches that will be on the needles while working diagonally across the afghan. side triangles are not used as in traditional entrelac; instead, the afghan takes advantage of the fabric’s directional growth to create straight edges on all four sides.
  • Cast on all stitches using the knitted method.
  • Slip the first stitch of every row on all blocks.
  • Yarn is doubled throughout.
  • Right-side rows are odd-numbered rows for plain blocks and even-numbered rows for cabled blocks.

Pages 30 & 55-56.