Featherweight Afghans | Bernat Handicrafter No. 48

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Featherweight Afghans
Book 48
Bernat Handicrafter
Original Copyright 1955

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Twelve (12) afghan pattern styles; six patterns to knit and six patterns to crochet. 25 pages, 1955.

DESIGNED TO BE "PERSONALLY YOURS"

Study the designs you see on the cover. Then skim through the pages: see how these designs can add a new kind of beauty to the rooms of your home — contemporary, period or antique, whatever the mood of your home decoration may be. They add an un­mistakable personal touch — your touch — for the presence of an Afghan says to your guests, "This is a cozy, friendly and happy room." Use these Afghans in your living room, your sitting room, in the den, on the porch or anywhere you want to offer their warm comfort and their beauty. Whatever your tastes, you are sure to find a harmonious, lilting note in these new Featherweight Afghans.

HINTS FOR BETTER KNITTING

STITCH GAUGE: The term "STITCH GAUGE" is the most important part of all knitting directions, since the sizing of any knitted garment is planned on this gauge. You MUST work to the gauge which is given or your finished work will not be the size indicated in the directions.

TO CHECK STITCH GAUGE: Cast on approximately 20 sts, using the yarn and needles which will be used for the body of your work. Work in the pattern st specified for 3 inches. Bind off all sts. Block this knitted swatch and then, using a ruler as guide, count the number of sts to 1 inch. If your stitch gauge is MORE sts to 1 inch than that given in the directions, try the next size larger needle and again check your gauge. If your st gauge is LESS sts to 1 inch than that given in the directions, try the next size smaller needle and again check your gauge. The IMPORTANT THING to remember is that the size needle used does not matter as long as your stitch gauge is correct.

GARTER STITCH: Knit every row. It will take 2 rows to make 1 ridge.

STOCKINETTE STITCH: K 1 row, P 1 row alternately when working on straight needles. When working round and round on a circular needle or double point needles, knit every round.

SEED STITCH: On the first row * K 1, P 1, repeat from * to end of row. On all subsequent rows, K over the P st and P over the K st.

TO SLIP A STITCH: Whenever the directions specify a sl st, always insert the right hand needle in the st to be slipped as if to P, unless otherwise indicated.

MARKERS: When work specifies the use of a marker, use a small round paper clip for this purpose. In working, always slip this marker from one needle to the other.

JOINING YARN: If possible always join a new ball of yarn at the beginning of a row. When it is neces­sary to join the yarn while working across a row, leave an end about 4 inches long; then work from the new ball of yarn on the next st, also leaving a 4 inch end. After working for 1 inch more, tie these two ends in a square knot, so that the ten­sion will be the same as all other sts. When fin­ishing work, run in these ends on wrong side for 1 inch.

ABBREVIATIONS

K                                  knit
P                                  purl
st(s)                              stitch (es)
inc                                increase
dec                               decrease
tog                               together
y o                               yarn over
sl                                  slip
sl st                              slip stitch
dp                                double point
ch                                 chain
s c                                single crochet
d c                               double crochet
psso                             pass slip stitch over knit stitch

* — this symbol indicates that the directions immediately following are to be repeated a given number of times.

"Work even" means to work without, increasing or decreasing, always keeping pattern as established.

Crochet Patterns

Style No. 3785

GAUGE: 3 V sts = 2 inches; 3 rows = 2 inches

PLAIN SQUARES: Make 39. Using M C, ch 20 sts very loosely to measure 7 ½ inches. Row 1: 1 d c in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, 1 d c in same ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 d c in next ch, ch 1, 1 d c in same ch (V st made), repeat from *, ending 1 d c in last ch, ch 3, turn. Row 2: 1 V st in first ch 1 space, * 1 V st in next ch 1 space, repeat from *, ending 1 d c in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn. Repeat Row 2 nine times more. Fasten off. (More)


Style No. 3786

SQUARES: Using White, ch 13. Row 1: Y o, insert hook in 6th ch from hook and draw up a loop to measure 1 inch, * y o, draw up a loop to measure 1 inch in same ch, repeat from * once more, skip next ch, y o, draw up a loop to meas­ure 1 inch in next ch, y o, draw up a loop to measure 1 inch in same ch, y o, draw up a loop to measure 1 inch in same ch (a cluster), y o and draw through all 13 loops on hook, ** ch 3, work a cluster in same ch as last cluster, skip next ch, work a cluster in next ch, y o and draw through all 13 loops on hook, repeat from ** once more, ch 2, 1 d c in last ch, ch 4, turn. (More)


Style No. 3787

PANEL: Using Ivy Green, make a ch 75 inches long. Row 1: 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook, 1 s c in each ch until piece measures 72 inches, fasten off. Do not turn. Cut off extra chain. Row 2: Join Ivy Green at beg of last row, work 1 s c in first st and in BACK LOOP of each st across row, fasten off. Do not turn. Row 3: Join Tapestry Green at beg of last row, * 1 s c in BACK LOOP of each of next 3 s c, 1 d c in FRONT LOOP of next s c in 2nd row below, repeat from * across row, fasten off. Do not turn. (More)


Style No. 3789

GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch

SQUARES: Make 94 Horizon Blue, 83 Dresden Blue, 94 Blue Bell. Ch 11 sts. Row 1: 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook, 1 s c in each st to end of ch, ch 1, turn — 10 s c. Row 2: 1 s c in first s c, * 1 s c in next s c, repeat from * across row, ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 2 eight times more. Fasten off. (More)


Style No. 3791

PANEL: Using M C, ch 62 sts. Row 1: 2 d c in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, 2 d c in same ch, * skip 2 ch, 1 s c in next ch, skip 2 ch, 2 d c in next ch, ch 1, 2 d c in same ch (shell made), repeat from * across row (10 shells), ending 1 s c in last ch, ch 3, drop loop from hook and turn. Row 2: Join C C in FRONT LOOP of first M C s c, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, * 1 s c in FRONT LOOP of next ch 1 in center of next shell, 1 shell in FRONT LOOP of next s c, repeat from *, ending 3 d c in top of turning ch, ch 3, drop loop from hook and do not turn. (More)


Style No. 3792

GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch

PLAIN SQUARES: Make 24 Brown and 15 White. Ch 20 sts. Row 1: 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 s c in next ch, repeat from * across ch, ch 2, turn. Row 2: 1 s c in first ch 1 space, * ch 1, 1 s c in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across row, ending ch 1, 1 s c in turning ch, ch 2, turn. Repeat Row 2 sixteen times more. (More)


Knitting Patterns

Style No. 3525

PATTERN STITCH: Worked on 16 sts.
Row 1: K 4, * wrap yarn around needle twice, K 1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, wrap yarn around needle once, K last 4 sts — 33 sts on needle.
Row 2: K 4, * drop one wrap st, P 2, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K 4 — 24 sts.
Row 3: K 4, K 2 tog, K 12, K 2 tog, K 4 — 22 sts.
Row 4: K 4, K 2 tog, K 10, K 2 tog, K 4 — 20 sts. (More)


Style No. 3782

STRIPED PANELS: Make 3. Using Black, cast on 44 sts. Work even in garter st as follows: * 8 rows Black, 16 rows Green, 2 rows Black, 10 rows Blue Bell, 2 rows Green, 6 rows Horizon Blue, 4 rows Black, 6 rows Lavender, 24 rows Claret, repeat from * until piece measures approxi­mately 70 inches, ending with 8 rows Black. Bind off.

PLAIN PANELS: Make 4. Using Black, cast on 28 sts. Work even in garter st until piece measures same length as striped panels and there are the same number of rows. (More)


Style No. 3783

GAUGE: 4 sts = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch

RECTANGLE: Make 33 White and 7 Black. Cast on 25 sts. Work even in seed st until piece measures 13 inches. Bind off.

DOTS: Make 43. Using White, ch 2. Round 1: 6 s c in 2nd ch from hook. Round 2: 2 s c in each st. Round 3: * 2 s c in next st, 1 s c in next st, repeat from * to end of round. Fasten off. (More)


Style No. 3784

GAUGE: 9 sts = 2 inches; 8 rows = 1 inch

DIAMOND: Make 32 White, 13 Black, 12 Peach Blossom, 6 Almond Green and 14 Scarlet. Cast on 3 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Inc 1 st in first st, K 1, inc 1 st in last st. Rows 3, 4 and 5: Knit. Row 6: K 1, inc 1 st in next st, K to last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, K 1. Repeat Rows 3 through 6 until there are 29 sts, ending with Row 6. K the next row. (More)


Style No. 3788

GAUGE: 4 sts = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch

FIRST STRIP: Using White, cast on 26 sts. * Row 1: K in back loop of first st, K to last st, bring yarn to front and sl last st as if to P. Row 2: K in back loop of first st, P to last st, sl last st as if to P. Repeat these 2 rows 30 times more. Break off White. Join Slate and repeat Rows 1 and 2 thirty-two times. Break off Slate. Join White. Repeat from * until there are 5 Slate squares and 6 White squares. Bind off. Make 3 more strips in same manner. (More)


Style No. 3790

SQUARES: Make 48. Using Beige and starting at outer edge, cast on 132 sts. Divide sts on 4 needles (33 sts on each needle). Join, being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: Knit. Round 2: * P 1, P 2 tog, P to last 2 sts of needle, P 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round — 2 sts decreased on each needle. Round 3: Purl. Round 4: Repeat Round 2. Round 5: P 29 sts of each needle. Round 6: Using Dark Brown, * K 1, K 2 tog, K to last 2 sts on needle, sl 1, K 1, psso, repeat from * to end of round — 2 sts decreased on each needle. Round 7: K 27 sts of each needle. Round 8: Repeat Round 6. (More)