Bond Machine Knitting - Afghan Patterns

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:22:12 -0500 (EST)
From: CodySarah@aol.com
Subject: Re: [BOND] Ripple Afghan?

John......I haven't tried this yet, but I have been thinking about this for
some time now.

Go in 8 stiches and transfer 7 sts to the left having 2 sts on one needle.
 Pick up the bar from the first st. and put it on the empty needle.  Now
 transfer 7 sts to the right so that  the needle that had 2 sts now has 3 sts
on it.  (or you can put 2 sts on  2 needles next to each other.  This will
give you 2 stiches on the rib going up the afghan instead of one.)  now fill
the empty needle as before.  Go across the bed in this manner and pass the
carriage to the left and then to the right and repeat the transfers.

Hope that this is clear and gets your thoughts going in the right direction.

Keep smiling  8>)
Evelyn in NY   CodySarah@aol.com

PS   you could use as many stiches as you want as long as there are an uneven
number.  I think that 7 or 9 makes a good looking pattern.

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Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:31:52 -0800
From: Linda Boudreau (patrick.boudreau@ns.sympatico.ca)
Subject: Re: [BOND] Afghan Pattern

Cast on the multiple of stitches that you want, I prefer to use 50
as it is easier to work with, and work some shaker stitch details and a
cable over the centre 6 stitches.

Try and see if this is one you like, work the tension swatch first.  

C= cable
S= shaker lace
X= plain stitches.
P= purl stitches.

xxxxxxxxxSxxxxSxxxxxPCCCCCCPxxxxxSxxxxxSxxxxxxxxx

I would work the shaker stitch as so.

Knit even for two rows, then do a cable twist over the centre 6 stitches.
Now take the P stitch off each side and place on a safety pin or a long
circular needle to be latched up in a minute.

Cable left three over right three
Knit ten rows 
Cable right three over left three.
Latch up P stitches on each side of cale, place back on circulars.

Now drop down the marked S stitches and with the latch tool in front put it
under the first ladder and ladder up every second stitch.

Knit 8 rows, and repeat.  If you keep it to 8 rows you will always be
latching and twisting at the same time.

Also a great way of testing a yarn is if you are not sure of how much it
will take allow yourself say 1 100 gram ball per strip, you can always add
long fringer, if you want more strips then allow yourself 1.5 balls per
strip.  This way you can divide the number of balls into the strips,
allowing at least one ball for seaming as you go.  Thisone would also be
nice with the pulled through two by two loops, in a deeper tone of the
original yarn you are using and then fringe with both.
Oh;;; to have time to do what the mind configures.

Linda
" I cried because I had no shoes - until I met a man who had no feet."
" Live life one day at a time but make it a masterpiece."
Linda Boudreau (patrick.boudreau@ns.sympatico.ca)
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/9197/sheep.htm  
http://www.keyway.net/crafts/lbpats.htm
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~in1036

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Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 14:01:22 -0800
From: bahrens@pacbell.net
Subject: [BOND] December pattern-Homespun afghan

Hi Guys,
Wow did this afghan turn out nice.....It's like my 15th afghan since
july and I still haven't made one for my self...But with this homespun
yarn I will have to correct that...I just have to have one to
keep.....Anyway here's the pattern I came up with ....You can make a
plain afghan with just one yarn or a checker board....Enjoy....Gina.....

Homespun Afghan

Needed:
6 skeins lion brand homespun in Tudor
5 skeins lion brand homespun in rococo

Keyplate: dot 4

Gauge: 10st x 18 r = 4 inches

Directions: 
Bring forward 91 needles......Push EON back to NWP......Cast on
remaining needles with a closed edge cast on using the Tudor
color......Donít forget to hang the weighted hem and you may need to add
a bit of extra weight to get it to knit smoothly......K 117
R......switch colors to rococo and K 117 R more......Switch one last
time to Tudor and K 117 R.....cast off using back stitch........

Start the next row with rococo....use the same method as
above...switching colors every 117 rows.....Be sure to attach the first
row to the second at the beginning cast on using the seam as you go
technique described in the beginners pattern book....Cast off in back
stitch.....

Start the third and last row with Tudor.....use the seam as you go
technique to attach the first two rows to the last one.....switch colors
every 117 rows...BO using back stitch......

FINISHING:
Do two to three rows of single crochet in Tudor around the edges of the
afghan.....make fringe from the Tudor and rococo to add to two of the
edges....Block if edges are really curly.....

OPTIONS:
Instead of switching colors do this pattern in all on color say a
variegated one....No fancy stitches are needed with this beautiful
yarn......Finish as above.......Enjoy.......

bahrens@pacbell.net
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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 10:49:41 EST
From: TLBEEB (TLBEEB@aol.com)
Subject: [BOND] Latest FO w/pattern

Hi everyone,

My latest finished object is a baby afghan where I was trying to work out a
"feather and fan" type pattern.  I'm not really sure about writing it so
everyone will understand but I'm going to try.

 ** This one has hand manipulation about every 4th row, so it might not be
 for everyone**

Shaker and Fan Baby Afghan

approx size without scallop border  38" x 40"

the guage is different for the two stitch types
fan is approx 15 stitches by 20 rows over four inches
shaker rib is 17 stitches by 21 rows over four inches

I used keyplate 2 and Soft Creations (100% acrylic); 8-2 1/2 oz skeins

Cast on 48 sts using CCO. 
Knit 6 rows ending COR.
Row 7: K 6, * k2 tog 3 times yo k1 3 times repeat from * to last 6 sts.  Row 7
looks like this from left to right after you have made all the transfers
kkkkkk,kokoko,222,kokoko,222,kokoko,222,kokoko,222,kkkkkk
k is a regular stitch, o is an empty needle, 2 is two stitches on one needle.
After doing all the transfers, move all needles to FWP with latches open
(stitches behind latches) and work row.
Rows 8 - 10   knit.
Repeat rows 7 - 10 for pattern until you have 50 rows
Rows 51 - 100 Work Shaker rib on needles 10, 1 (right of 0) and 11
Repeat pattern until you have 250 rows. End with 6 knit rows.
Make 2 more strips alternating pattern placement.
Attach strips using loop through loop method.

Finish by making one row of single crochet around entire afghan followed by
one row of scallops.

Theresa ( on the finally sunny MS Gulf Coast)
TLBEEB@aol.com

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Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 23:51:40 -0500
From: "Ann Yotter" (gyotter@nash.tds.net)
Subject: [BOND] Rainbow Event Afghan

Hi all,
This afghan was a wedding gift for Nov 15, 1997, so I did 11 rows red, 15
orange, 1 yellow, 9 green, 9 blue, and 7 purple.  Totally unique.  A little
heavy on orange and short on yellow, but the one yellow row stands out more
"in person" than in the picture.  And the bride's favorite color is orange.
 It has black shells around the edge that don't show.  It was 200 needles
with 8 pattern repeats.  Ended up exactly the width of my queen mattress on
top ending at the lower edge of the pillows.

I figure you could make a bedspread easily with a 200 needle set up with no
seams on top except for the side edges of the bed.  Do a seam as you go
there and add 75-100 sts on each side, depending on how tall your bed is. 
Round off the bottom corners.

Ann in Tenn
gyotter@nash.tds.net
http://members.wbs.net/homepages/t/r/a/trakker2.html

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 03:53:06 -0500
From: Jody Tapley (jodylt@itexas.net)
Subject: [BOND] BJ's afghan pattern

Ok all. Here is the pattern for the afghan I've been working on for what
seems like forever. Life kept getting in the way of knitting. This is my
first try at typing out a pattern, so if there is anything that isn't
clear, let me know and I'll try to explain.  I call it "BJ's Afghan"
because it is for my 16 year old son (BJ).

I used 4 cones of Sugar'N'Creme
2 each of Blue and Red

Finished dimensions appox. 70 in wide X 96 in long

Cast on 25 st. (I used 25 because that was the width of the cards) using
e-wrap and Blue. Knit 401 rows with KP 4. Cast off using backstitch.

Next panel do exactly the same using Red. Using "Seam as you go" except
turn the Blue panel so the knit side is facing you. 

I made a total of 9 panels. Each 25 st wide and 401 rows long. Turning
with each panel so that the knit and purl sides alternate. Because the
panels are so narrow and they alternate knit and purl, curling is kept
to a minimum.

This was very simple to do. And it looks really great even if I do say
so myself. My son wanted it to fit his queen-size waterbed, that's why
the large size. 

If any of this doesn't make sense, please let me know. 

Jody in Granbury, Texas
jodylt@itexas.net

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Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 14:02:28 EDT
From: Psewknit@aol.com
Subject: [BOND] Tuck stitch afghan with mock cable join and thick i-cord 
edging (long)

I did this afghan on the Brother KX 350, but it should be easy to convert it
to the Bond...(Added note...It was harder to write the pattern down than to
knit the item!...I guess I tend to free-form knit....my items evolve as they
grow!)

I use a cast on rag and ravel cord to start...I believe there are instructions
to make one on Stephanie's page.  I'll send a separate e-mail for the rag
instructions to conserve length.

To use the rag,  push required number of needles thru the little loops on the
increase side and work one row in ravel cord ( I use nylon seine twine since
it pulls out easily, but dental floss works equally well ) at the loosest dial
tension.  E-wrap or latch cast on in main yarn over the needles in work and
knit one row at a tension one number looser than main tension for the item.
Change dial tension to main tension used for stitch.  

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AFGHAN PATTERN....418 rows long per panel
I used two different tuck stitches...center panel latch on done from needle
#60 Left to #59 Right on every other needle.  I used the latch tool cast on
for every other needle. Work 3 rows plain then start to tuck

The tuck is worked using the every 6th stitch  tool  for 3 or 4 rows,  depends
on the yarn and what your machine is willing to do on any given day.  Looks
like the pattern below where 
_ is a needle out of work, 
X is a knitted stitch, and 
0 is the tucked stitch
(I did let the edges stitches tuck when the needles in hold reached the edges
and compensated when the panel was done, by single crocheting 205 sttiches
over the 418 rows I worked...last three rows were plain knitting.)

X_0_X_X_0_X_X             You can see the 0's forming the diagonal line of the
pattern.
X_0_X_X_0_X_X             I used a worsted weight yarn (Caron's Colour
Perfect) and 
X_0_X_X_0_X_X                    the result was a marvelously textured fabric.
X_X_X_0_X_X_0    9         Repeat Rows 1 - 9 for pattern
X_X_X_0_X_X_0    8      I did use 4 rows of tucking instead of the three I
show here, 
X_X_X_0_X_X_0    7 but I had to wrestle the fabric into submission...3 would
X_X_0_X_X_0_X    6               be easier!
X_X_0_X_X_0_X    5
X_X_0_X_X_0_X    4
X_0_X_X_0_X_X    3
X_0_X_X_0_X_X    2
X_0_X_X_0_X_X    1
X_X_X_X_X_X_X    set up row       
X_X_X_X_X_X_X    set up row       
X_X_X_X_X_X_X    set up row       

Rows 416-418...knit all stitches (no tucking)
Latch cast off after 418 rows. 


The end panels I made half as wide and in a different tuck stitch pattern --
the needles set-up is also different:
          center
X_XX_X_XX_X_XX_X    6               
X_XX_X_XX_X_XX_X    5   This makes a beautiful stitch pattern, fluffly and
open, and
0_XX_0_XX_0_XX_0    4    tucking over 4 rows didn't present much of a problem.
0_XX_0_XX_0_XX_0    3    I was careful to check the knitting at the end of
each 0_XX_0_XX_0_XX_0    2    row make sure that the stitches that were
supposed to
0_XX_0_XX_0_XX_0    1    knit actually  did so.           
X_XX_X_XX_X_XX_X              
X_XX_X_XX_X_XX_X 
X_XX_X_XX_X_XX_X 

On needles Left 7 to Right 53, Cast on e-wrap or latch tool over rag and ravel
cord, hang weights, work 3 rows plain and then work in pattern. Repeat rows
1-6 for pattern until reaching Row 416.  Knit all stitches Rows 416-418.
Latch cast off.

Well, those are the stitch patterns.  The toughest part was compensating in
the crocheting for the tuck distortion. ...getting 205 single crochets evenly
spread between the 2 different patterns.  I single crocheted along all long
edges.    Now for the joining..

MOCK CABLE JOIN ...this is a variation of a posting on Stephanie's page
Set carriage for normal knitting
Hang 5 end stitches (These were my single crochet stitches) from the the long
edge at the bottom corner of the center panel (wrong side facing the machine.)
Knit 5 rows.  *Pick up and hang bottom 5 stitches from an end panel over the
same needles (wrong side facing you) and knit 5 rows.  Pick up and hang 5
stitches from center panel on the same 5 in-work needles and knit 5
rows...continue till both panels are joined.  I like to push one of the
"bunchy" parts in with my finger all along the "cable"...think it looks more
like a cable that way.  
(If you were working this on stockinette faced fabric, you'd hang the first
panel with the right side toward the machine and the second panel with the
right side facing you.)


I-CORD CABLED EDGING...................(NOTE BOND users...can you do slip
stitch 
with a Bond?  If you can't, you could just knit 8 rows before each hanging,
and 10 rows for corners)

Set carriage to slip going to the left and to knit normally going to the right
Carriage at right
Starting anywhere except at a corner, pick up and hang 5 stitches on
needles...
**Pull needles to holding or upper working position and knit to left.  (this
eases strain on needles)
Knit 16 more rows (You are actually only knitting 8 of the 16 rows...the
slipped stitches form a float that almost closes up to look like a knit tube),
pick up next 5 stitches and hang on same needles.  Repeat from **until you
come to the last group before a corner....for this group knit 20 rows and hang
next 5 stitches (The extra rows give enough length to turn the corner without
bunching up)...back to 16 rows per stitch group....continue around afghan.
Join last strip of stitches to body of afghan by grafting (aka kitchener
stitch)

Have fun and I hope you can understand this!  I was very pleased with the
resulting afghan.  Now I'm back to lurking!
Peggy in IL
Psewknit@aol.com

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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 12:38:35 -0700
From: Kathleen Miller (airgems@mcsi.net)
Subject: [BOND] afghan 

Hi Bonders,

Years ago I made an afghan that is used constantly, and I loved the way I 
made it up.  I have made many more since then in this fashion.

It is a checkerboard of Black, White and variegated black & white. Five 
panels.    The thing I like most is putting it together, as it was so fast 
and easy that I do most of them that way.    So here goes.

I cast on how ever many stitches for the panel in waste yarn, leaving the 
second to the end in out of work position..  K the first row on k4, change 
to k3 and work to end, k1 row on k4 then waste off.  Unravel the side 
stitches. I press mine with an iron to get flat.  Do this for all the 
panels.
Now comes the fun part.  I latch up the panels to make the cable effect *2 
st from the first, then 2st from the second *repeat to end and anchor to 
the top with a pin.  When all are joined together, I go up one side, across 
the top, latching off from the waste yarn and the pins as I get to them, 
down the next side and across the bottom as for top.   Tie off.

I knit the panels, then sit in my recliner and put them together, while I 
watch t.v. or chat with DH.   I have done this with several sweaters too.

Kitty Miller
airgems@mcsi.net

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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 13:30:52 EDT
From: Rebeemer@aol.com
Subject: [BOND] Afghan

Here is my favorite version of the beginners book afghan.... 

first , third, and fifth panels
co 36 (or can increase to make afghan larger)
Knit 50 rows in color A.
On row 50 do an eyelet stitch on every other needle ( be aware of side 
that has the two stitches that need unraveled...leave 3 stitches untouched 
on this end)
Knit 50 rows in color B
continue till you have 350 rows (follow instructions in book for knitting 
last row to insure that you can unravel loops)

Panels two and four
Start with color B instead

This will give you a big checked pattern.

I like to do mine with color B being an off white and then I do a lacey
pattern in these blocks. I have also done this pattern and put a design in 
the center block such as flowers.

Enjoy!
Becky in PA
Rebeemer@aol.com

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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 19:11:22 -0400
From: "L. Michelle Teasley" (teazer@worldnet.att.net)
Subject: [BOND] Re: Saddle blanket pattern?

Figured I'd just post this.  I made this afghan pattern up as I went and it
turned out looking like a saddle blanket so that's what I'm calling it.  It
is made on 2 machines put together, what I call a SuperBond.  Its really
easy to make just don't let your cat get near yours!!


Saddle Blanket Pattern

Material:  I used the "Soft Creations" 5 oz. 4 ply skeins that Wal-Mart had
on clearance but I 'spose good ole' Red Heart would work great and be easier
to work with.  This stuff pulls apart real easy.  Figures I've got a whole
other box of it to use.

9 or so skeins of MC (I used Hunter)
2 skeins of CC (I used Taupe)

Closed Cast onto 200 needles
30 Rows MC, 6 Rows CC, 6 Rows MC, 4 Rows CC, 4 Rows MC, 8 Rows CC, 
8 RowsMC, 2 Rows CC, 2 Rows MC, 10 Rows CC, 90 Rows MC, 6 Rows CC, 
6 Rows MC, 4 Rows CC, 4 Rows MC, 8 Rows CC, 8 Rows MC, 2 Rows CC, 
2 Rows MC, 10 Rows CC, 2 Rows MC, 2 Rows CC, 8 Rows MC, 8 Rows CC, 
4 Rows MC, 4 Rows CC, 6 Rows MC, 6 Rows CC, 90 Rows MC, 10 Rows CC, 
2 Rows MC, 2 Rows CC, 8 Rows MC, 8 Rows CC, 4 Rows MC, 4 Rows CC, 
6 Rows MC, 6 Rows CC, 30 Rows MC
Bind off

teazer@worldnet.att.net

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:58:54 EST
From: SewGood57@aol.com
Subject: [BOND] Mock Rib Afghan

Mock Rib Afgan/Throw with Fisherman's Rib Edges

I have incorporated the fisherman's rib technique from the Baby Blanket in the
Gifts & Toys pattern book and the mock rib technique from the Mock Rib Sweater
pattern in Bond Pattern Book #12. I'm not a hand knitter or crocheter, so I'm
learning new ways to complete as much of a project as possible on the Bond.
This afghan was done entirely on the Bond.

Size: Approx. 40"W x 56"D; Keyplate 3; Approx 8 - 3.0oz skeins of Soft
Creations or a similar type yarn. 198 needles are required to knit this in one
piece.

Using the e-wrap cast on method, cast on  198 sts. Knit 8 rows. Drop and
latch up every 3rd st beginning with the 8th st on the left and ending with
the 8th st on the right. Place the converted sts on the needle to the right
and place the empty needle in NWP.

Drop and latch up every other rung on the ladder to create a fisherman's rib
on the 3rd & 5th sts and on the 194th & 196th sts. Put these sts back on their
own needles but also run a piece of waste yarn through the 3rd, 5th, 194th &
196th sts to mark what st you will need to drop to. Continue to drop & latch
every 20 rows or so as you knit. knit till RC=269 COL. Bring forward every
third needle in NWP to WP. Knit 8 rows COL. Drop and latch up every 3rd st
beginning with the 8th st on left and ending with the 8th st on right. Finish
dropping and latching your Fisherman's rib on sts 3, 5, 194 & 196 on this row,
also. Bind off in Backstitch. Steam the edges & ends. That's It!! Makes a
great last minute gift.

If you have any questions please let me know. This is the first time I've
posted a pattern, so I'm no expert. Also, if anyone has already posted a
pattern similar to this or has a copyright similar to this pattern, I've not
seen it and I mean no harm to anyone in posting this. My intentions are only
to share with others what I'm learning on the Bond.

Have a Great Day, Everyone!!
Carol in Waukegan, IL
SewGood57@aol.com

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Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 21:14:41 -0600
From: "Shelly" (scrapn4me@yahoo.com)
Subject: [BOND] Red Heart Afghan

Happy Knitting To All!
Shelly
Red Heart Super Saver Afghan

Finished size is 46 1/2 wide by 57 1/2 long.

Red Heart Super Saver- 4 skeins Buff (*you will have about 4 to 5 ounces 
left*)

KP4

Closed Cast on 190 needles
K2 R

(Working left to right)
Needles # 89, 61, 31,1, 29, 59, 89 put each one onto individual waste
yarn.
Push needles back into NWP
* Needles # 76, 46, 16, 14, 44, 74 put into HP
K2 R
Put the needles into FWP making sure latches are open
K1 R ( this created tuck stitches)

Needles # 86, 66, 56, 36, 26, 5, 24, 34, 54, 64, 84, put into HP
K2 R
Push the needles back into FWP, making sure latches are open
K1 R ( this created tuck stitches)
* For the yarn on waste yarn, latch up every other rung and put back on
waste yarn.  This can be done as often as you like.  I do mine about
every 30 rows or so.

Knit from * to * for 237 rows.  Latch up remaining rungs and put work
back on needles.
K3 R
Backstitch bind off......

Edging-
I used the pie crust edging......  I picked up 3 stitches K8 R, then
when picking up the next 3 stitches, I skipped one stitch and then put
the 3 on the needles and continued all the way around.
http://www.yarns-and.com/piecrust.htm

Note * the sides become the top and bottom, and the top and bottom
become the sides.  The purl side becomes the right side.*

Shelly
scrapn4me@yahoo.com

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 07:13:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Lois Plew (lplew@indiana.edu)
Subject: [BOND] Scrap yarn round afghan

I've made quite a few round afghans lately -- the neatest one (says my DH)
is one I made from scrap yarn. I sorted all my scrap yarn into tubs by
color (red, greens, blues, pinks, yellows, you get the idea) Then I made
each of the 10 wedges with a different color group. It really looks
pretty.

I found that using 8,10.or 12 rows of each color was better than a large
number of rows of one color (20-30) just change colors at the end and
weave in the ends as you go.

I found it looks best if you begin each new color with the last row of
the previous wedge -- as you finish a wedge say with green, knit back to the
right side with row 1 of the next wedge using the last color then push
all 100 needles to forward position and - then change
colors to begin with your two stitches again. Knit 10-12 rows and change
color, etc.

Hope you enjoy this idea. I've also worked various patterns and a cable
into the round blankets.

Lois Plew
lplew@indiana.edu

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 08:32:33 -0600 (MDT)
From: patrick.boudreau@ns.sympatico.ca (Patrick Boudreau)
Subject: [BOND] Afghans plus Chemo caps

    Here are the directions for two afghans that I knit on the machine
yesterday afternoon.  I had fun with them and they are colourful.  This
makes ten to date in three weeks with slow knitting as time permits, but
the hand finished edges are what makes it, will scan the edges and
share.  I have two more pics on my reel of film and it will be processed
and shared.

    I also have been able to find homes for all of them to date, and
hope to take the last three to the hospital before we go to the
campground this weekend.........

Angelghans - Laprobe or sized for a child..

Materials:-    2 - 100 gram balls of white worsted weight
               2 - 100 gram balls of rose worsted weight
               1 - 100 gram ball of rose mix worsted weight

               1 - 50 gram ball of rose for edging

Keyplate # 4 = 4 stitches to the inch - a very soft afghan.

Using crochet edge cast on -

Cast on 130 stitches
Knit 16 rows rose
Knit 16 rows white
Knit 08 rows rose
Knit 04 rows rose mix
Knit 08 rows rose
Knit 16 rows of white

Repeat above for a total of three times ending with 16 rows of rose.

cast off loosely:-

Edging.  Right side facing work a single crochet around the laprobe and
add two stitches to each corner.
Wrong side facing work two rows of half double crochet around working an
extra two stitches in each corner stitch for a total of six half double
crochets to round a corner..........really makes a nice frame around the
afghan.  I use a size 4.50 crochet hook.

Afghan # 2

Same as above with the following colours

16 - varigated denim blue
04 rows of medium grey
08 rows of deep navy
04 rows of medium grey
16 rows of verigated denim

Repeat labove a total of four times ending with 16 rows of verigated.

Amount of yarns - 300 grams of verigated - 50 grams of medium grey - 100
grams of navy.    I am eding this one in navy.

    When at yard sales etc., and you see a wig pick it up and when you
knit the chemo caps for kids and or adults.  Clip a lock of the hair out
and wrap the ends with a little elastic.  Take and mount them on a base
of velcro so that you can add a touch of hair to the front.....it may
just be a curl in the front for a child or a lock of hair in the front
for an adult.......what a difference it makes when they can pick a
colour that was close to theirs.     Angel locks, an organization I have
heard of makes them with real hair, and if you have long hair and have
it cut, cut it in a pony tale length and use this..........make sure the
ends are very secured with a very tacky glue such as Aleene's so that it
does not come out in the wash.........it can be removed if you attach
with velcro that way you do not have to use it unless the patient
requires one.

Happy Bonding.
Linda B.

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Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 10:32:33 -0400
From: walkerj@nbnet.nb.ca (Jane Walker)
Subject: Re: [BOND] Plaid Afghan Pattern

There's a hand knit pattern on about.com that i have adapted to the Bond.The
pattern is called Instant Plaid Mohair Throw.This is not my pattern,it's
someone else's,i just figured out how to use it on the Bond and i love it.

For use on the Bond it goes like this!!!
Cast on multiple of 8 sts.,plus 6
1--Color A-knit 4 rows
2--ColorB-knit 1 row
3--ColorB-This row is totally hand manipulated.

1 .Hand work 1 st,normal size
2 Pull the next st. all the way to the back,this is a very long st.
3  Holding this st. in place hand work the next 2 sts, normal size.
4  Repeat 2
5 Repeat 3 ,but hand work 4 sts.normal size
6 Repeat 2 to 5 across,having 2 and 4 sts. alternating between the long sts.
ending with 2 normal size sts,the long st. hand work 1 st.Move carriage to
opposite side.
4--Place all long st. needles in forward holding position.ColorC knit 2
rows.Color A knit 4 rows.This may get a little bunched up as you will have 6
laders on top of the needle.If it gets too difficult drop 3 laders then knit
the next 3 rows.(O.K. the light bulb just came on-Before knitting the 6 rows
you could drop all the long sts. and place the needles to the back,non
working position.The long st. is long so i don't think it could get lost)
5--Drop all long sts. and laders from needles.With a latch tool or crochet
hook,weave the tool between all 6 laders and pick up the long st.Hang the
long st. on the needle.
Repeat # 2 to # 5 for pattern.
End with # 1.
On # 2 above color B,you may convert all the sts. across to achieve a row of
garter sts.
I started to write this last night,so when i saw the request i hurried up to
finish it.I just hope i didn't leave out a step or two,LOL.
I did a hand knit swatch and a Bond swatch,IMO the Bonded one looks much
nicer,the hand one was too tight.I'm planning on making an afghan for my son
in this pattern after x-mas.
Hope someone can use this.(Sorry it's so long)
Jane in sunny NB,Canada

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