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Knitterati Afghan Block 22
Finished
September 21 2017
September 21 2017
Project info
Knitterati Afghan Block 22
Block 22 by Xandy Peters
Knitting
MKAL
10" x 10" square
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
Notes

Long-Tail Cast On
This block uses a long tail cast on. Here is a link to video demonstrating this type of cast on:
LONG-TAIL CAST ON VIDEO

KYOK (Knit, Yarn Over, Knit)
This stitch increases two stitches (start with one stitch, end with three) as described in this video:
KYOK VIDEO

K5tog (Knit 5 together)
The pattern author presents an alternative decrease in case knitting 5 stitches together is difficult; slip 2 sts knitwise together, k3tog, pass slipped sts over. We tried the alternate and think it looks and feels great. You can see the alternate version of k5tog in this decrease row video.

Stacked Increases and Decreases
This block uses a special technique of stacked increases and decreases to create interesting fingerlike bands of color. The number of stitches after the increase row goes from 49 sts up to 169 sts and is later decreased back down to 49 sts in the decrease row. Because you will be carrying so many stitches on the needles you may find it helpful to use a circular knitting needle to accommodate all of the stitches. While knitting this technique we noticed that the stitches would get tight from time to time and that using metal needles allowed the stitches to slip more freely on the slip-back (SB).
The following videos are an excellent introduction to become familiar with the general concept of stacked increases and decreases. After that are links demonstrating the techniques in the specific sequence specified in Increase row 1 and Decrease row 3 of the Block #22 pattern.

General introduction to stacked increases:
INTRODUCTION TO STACKED INCREASES VIDEO

Demonstration of stacked increases used in Knitterati block #22 Increase Row 1:
BLOCK 22 INCREASE ROW 1 VIDEO

General introduction to stacked decreases:
INTRODUCTION TO STACKED DECREASES VIDEO

Demonstration of stacked decreases used in Knitterati block #22 decrease Row 1:
BLOCK 22 DECREASE ROW 1 VIDEO

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September 21 2017
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  • Project created: September 21, 2017
  • Updated: September 21, 2017