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Storyteller's Afghan

Knitting
November 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2790 yards (2551 m)
45 x 48 in. (114.5 x 122 cm)
This pattern is available for free.

As seen in our 2013 catalog, this afghan inspires you to be creative by telling your own story with each piece—giving this project a very personalized touch. No two afghans will ever be the same. (Lion Brand Yarn)

Lion Brand Pattern #: L20502

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Level 3)

Fishermen’s Wool® (Article #150)
(A) 3 balls
(B) 1 ball
(C) 2 balls
3 colors, 6 balls total
Shown in Nature’s Brown, Oatmeal, Brown Heather
PLUS
Bonbons (Article #601)
Multiple sets as desired for embroidery
Shown in 6 colorways:
Brights, Pastels, Beach, Nature, Party, Celebrate

Ed. note: Yardage given is for Fisherman’s Wool only as amounts required for embroidery will vary widely.

Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 08

Straight pins
Sharp scissors
Tailor’s chalk in white and in blue (or another color that will show up on lighter color felt)
Rotary cutter and cutting mat
Metal ruler
Quilter’s safety pins
Tissue paper
Sewing needle and thread
Sharp embroidery needle with large eye

Optional:
Cardboard
Tear away stabilizer

Assembly diagram and templates for shapes are provided.

Lion Brand Construction Notes:

Afghan is worked in several steps. First, all of yarns A, B and C are worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on circular needle to make large pieces. These large pieces are then felted. Octagons and Squares are cut from the felted fabric and then embroidered. Embroidered pieces are sewn together to make the Afghan, then additional embroidery is added to the completed Afghan.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.