Picket Fence Afghan by Julia Farwell-Clay

Picket Fence Afghan

June 2018
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2729 yards (2495 m)
42" wide x 49" long (106.5 cm x 124.5 cm)
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Errata available: moderndailyknitting.com

This is a blanket for the ages, and for right now.

While we can’t explain the technique used to create the stripes in these blocks very clearly in words, when you’ve got the needles in your hands, it’s very simple to perform.

The result is magic. With Julia Farwell Clay’s ingenious method, there are zero ends to weave in at the color changes. Zero! With this afghan, the knitter gets to perform the magic switcheroo several times in each block. It never gets old.

Garter stitch stripes in sliding blocks of color are worked from edges inward, leaving just four ends to weave per block.
The cast-on row is considered a WS row, and it forms a garter ridge (the first garter ridge that you will count) on the RS. The next row is a RS row; place a safety pin to mark the RS of the piece.

— Original Denim by Rowan [50 g skeins, each approx 98 yds (90 m), 100% co on]: 15 skeins Memphis (A), and 10 skeins Nashville (B)
NOTE: You can knit 2 blocks from approx 2 skeins of A and 1 skein of B. It takes approx 2 skeins of B to join the blocks and work the edging.
— Handknit Cotton by Rowan [50 g skeins, each approx 93 yds (85 m), 100% cotton]: 1 skein each Goose- berry (C), Raspberry (D), Linen (E)

Sadly, Rowan Denim has been discontinued. Because this beloved yarn was in production for so many years, you may still be able to find it for sale.

The good news is that Rowan Handknit Cotton is virtually interchangeable as an option for colors A and B of the blanket. You will need the same number of skeins, in two shades, as for Rowan Denim.

— Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long, or size needed to achieve gauge
— Size US 7 (4.5 mm) short, straight needles or double-pointed needles for I-cord
— Safety pin

Knitted Measurements
— Blocks: 11” wide × 11” long (28 cm × 28 cm), before machine-washing and -drying
— Blanket: 42” wide × 49” long (106.5 cm × 124.5 cm)

17 sts and 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) over Garter st, before machine-washing and -drying


Page 27, in the section SECOND B STRIPE. The first line of instructions should read as follows, with the correction in bold:
—Row 1 (WS): With B, purl to last 14 sts, etc.

NOTE: Original Denim will shrink length-wise after machine-washing and -drying.