Southern Cross Afghan by Ann McDonald Kelly

Southern Cross Afghan

Knitting
August 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1843 yards (1685 m)
42 1/2" square
This pattern is available for free.

This knit blanket is a cool combination of two-colors, garter stitch, and mosaic knitting. The blanket is built from thirteen individual triangles that are built upon until the blanket is completed. A garter-stitch border brings it all together. Choose two highly contrasting colors to make a showstopper!

-Finished Size: 42 1/2” square.
-Yarn: Valley Yarns Valley Superwash (100% extra fine merino; 97 yd [89 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #436 wild rose (MC), 9 skeins; #220 black (CC), 10 skeins.
-Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) straights and 40” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
-Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
-Gauge: 15 1/2 sts and 32 rows = 4” in garter st; one Triangle A measures 11” wide and 5 1/2” tall.