You will Need:
Size 9 (American) Circular Knitting Needles
Approx. 12 oz of main color (Iced Aqua)
Approx. 4 oz of first contrast color (Pewter)
Approx. 4 oz of second contrast color (Daffodil)
Crochet Hook Size H for finishing
NOTE: The abbreviation of “SSK” used in this pattern is a “Slip, Slip, Knit” and is worked as follows: Slip the next two stitches knitwise, one at a time, then insert the tip of the left-hand needle into the fronts of these two stitches, from the left, and knit them together from this position.
Here is the Pattern Stitch you will be using:
Rows 1 – 5: Knit
Row 6: *K2 tog, K2, Increase in the next 2 sts, K3, SSK, repeat from * across.
Rows 7, 9, and 11: Purl.
Rows 8, 10 and 12: Repeat Row 6.
This pattern stitch is a multiple of 11. I found it helpful to place stitch markers every 22 stitches (the first time I worked Row 6) so I could keep track of my pattern. I suppose you could place them every 11 stitches but that was more stitch markers than I wanted to keep moving around
With main color (Iced Aqua) cast on 154 stitches.
* Work pattern Rows 1 – 5.
Drop main color but do not break off (carry loosely up the side). Attach first contrast color (Pewter) and work Rows 6 – 11.
Drop Pewter (but do not cut, carry up the side) and with Iced Aqua work Rows 12 and 1 – 5. Drop Iced Aqua and with second contrast color (Daffodil) works Rows 6 – 11. Drop Daffodil (but do not cut, carry up the side) and with Iced Aqua work Row 12.
Repeat from * until piece measures about 41″ ending with a Pewter stripe. Then work patterns Rows 1 – 4 in Iced Aqua. Bind off.
Finishing: Weave in the yarn ends along the one side of your afghan. With crochet hook and your main color, work a row of single crochet along both sides of the afghan.
This last step of a finished crochet edge is not absolutely necessary, but does make for a more finished edge on your afghan and hides the starting and the stopping of the stripes along the edge a bit more.
And of course, you can make this afghan in any colors you want to match the decor of a certain room or to use up yarn you may already have.