Valere Afghan by Barbara Spencer Hawk
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Valere Afghan

July 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Gauge is not crucial
US 8 - 5.0 mm
765 - 1315 yards (700 - 1202 m)
SML: baby, lapghan, throw
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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  • Fast, easy & reversible
  • Three versatile sizes
  • Perfect for mini & partial skeins

With striking triangles and clean geometric lines, Valere is a versatile unisex afghan packed with possibilities.

Latin for valiant or worthy, Valere features jaunty banners perfect for every occasion. Whether you’re valiantly knitting for a worthy little knight or princess, anticipating a new arrival, or celebrating the heroics of a favorite team, simply shift the color strategy to adapt Valere to any circumstance or recipient.

Fast, easy and reversible, this afghan sports a subtle texture on the front and plush texture on the back. The compact triangles are great for mini or partial skeins, and one easy color change per row creates crisp diagonal lines. Strip construction keeps your project contained and portable, while the modified three-needle technique makes seaming a breeze and preserves drape.

The pattern includes three popular sizes from baby and lapghan to throw. Written for worsted weight yarn, it readily adapts to other weights and multi-strand strategies. Work the pattern as written or use the handy Quick Reference guide, schematic, tips, tricks and easy modifications to tailor it to your tastes.

Skill Level 2: Easy
A fast, fun knit, Valere is suited to anyone who can cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, ktbl, k2tog, slip stitches, pick up stitches and bind off.


  • Small | Baby: 27 x 35 ins
  • Medium | Lapghan: 35 x 43 ins
  • Large | Throw: 46 x 54 ins


  • Gauge: Not critical
  • Yardage: Estimates are generous
  • Straights/DPNs: US 8
  • Circulars: US 8 (two 29-ins)

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