Lizard Ridge by Laura Aylor
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Lizard Ridge

September 2006
Worsted (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.

Skills required:
• Short rows
• Mattress stitch
• Basic crochet for shell edging

Version 1 (multicolored squares):
• Noro Kureyon, various colors (see below), 1 skein/square (for 24 squares, I used 21 skeins, making up 3 squares with leftovers)
• Yarn for seaming (I used navy Cascade 220); Kureyon tends to come apart when used for seaming
Version 2 (knit in one piece):
• Noro Kureyon, color #157, 20 skeins
Both versions:
• Less than one skein of Cascade 220 for crocheted shell edging

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.)

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