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Arizona, United States
I'm a work-at-home mom who enjoys the beautiful sunsets here in the high desert.

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For the free patterns for these afghan squares I designed for My Reading Afghan, click here.

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 1 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 1

Ravelry CAL Afghan 2 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 2

Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 3

Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 4

Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 5

Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 6

Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7ARavelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7B
Ravelry CAL Afghan 7

Ravelry CAL Afghan 8 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 8

Ravelry CAL Afghan Blocks:
Dream Catcher
Cross My Heart
Cygnus
Chocolate Delight
Flower Burst

Monday, March 3, 2008

Mistress Of the Art of Death Square Pattern

Mistress of the Art of Death Square by Tuppence

Design inspired by Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

This is the first square I designed for My Reading Afghan. It is inspired by and represents the first reading selection of the Ravelry Book Club--Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin.

The description of the design components (and what parts of the book inspired them) includes spoilers, so I won't include that description and explanation here. It is available in a post on the Ravelry Book Club group page on Ravelry:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/ravelry-book-club/73444/1-25#4

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Size: Approximately 8" x 8"

Materials used--

Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Burgundy (or any worsted-weight yarn)

Size 8 knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Gauge: 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4" x 4" in stockinette stitch

Instructions--

(Odd-numbered rows are the Right Side)

Cast on 34 stitches.

Rows 1-4: Knit across.

Row 5: Knit 2, purl 30, knit 2.

Row 6: Knit 3, purl 1, knit 11, purl 1, knit 2, purl 13, knit 3.

Row 7: Knit 2, purl 1, knit 13, purl 2, knit 1, purl 11, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2.

Rows 8-11: Repeat rows 6 and 7 twice.

Row 12: Repeat row 6.

Row 13: Knit 2, PFB (purl through front and back loops--increase made), SSK (slip next 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together--decrease made), knit 9, knit 2 tog (decrease made), PFB (increase made), PFB (increase made), SSK (decrease made), purl 9, knit 2 tog (decrease made), PFB (increase made), knit 2.

Row 14: Knit 4, purl 1, knit 9, purl 1, knit 4, purl 11, knit 4.

Row 15: Knit 2, purl 1, PFB, SSK, knit 7, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 2, PFB, SSK, purl 7, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 1, knit 2.

Row 16: Knit 5, purl 1, knit 7, purl 1, knit 6, purl 9, knit 5.

Row 17: Knit 2, purl 2, PFB, SSK, knit 5, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 4, PFB, SSK, purl 5, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 2, knit 2.

Row 18: Knit 6, purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, knit 8, purl 7, knit 6.

Row 19: Knit 2, purl 3, PFB, SSK, knit 3, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 6, PFB, SSK, purl 3, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 3, knit 2.

Row 20: Knit 7, purl 1, knit 3, purl 1, knit 10, purl 5, knit 7.

Row 21: Knit 2, purl 4, PFB, SSK, knit 1, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 8, PFB, SSK, purl 1, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 4, knit 2.

Row 22: Knit 8, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 12, purl 3, knit 8.

Row 23: Knit 2, purl 5, PFB, slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 tog, PSSO (pass slip stitch over--3 stitches decreased to 1 stitch), PFB, purl 10, PFB, slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 tog, PSSO, PFB, purl 5, knit 2.

Row 24: Knit 3, purl 1, knit 11, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 11, purl 1, knit 3.

Row 25: Knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 11, knit 1, purl 2, knit 1, purl 11, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2.

Rows 26-29: Repeat rows 24 and 25 twice.

Row 30: Repeat row 24.

Row 31: Knit 2, PFB, SSK, purl 9, knit 2 tog, PFB, PFB, SSK, purl 9, knit 2 tog, PFB, knit 2.

Row 32: Knit 4, purl 1, knit 9, purl 1, knit 4, purl 1, knit 9, purl 1, knit 4.

Row 33: Knit 2, purl 1, PFB, SSK, purl 7, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 2, PFB, SSK, purl 7, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 1, knit 2.

Row 34: Knit 5, purl 1, knit 7, purl 1, knit 6, purl 1, knit 7, purl 1, knit 5.

Row 35: Knit 2, purl 2, PFB, SSK, purl 5, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 4, PFB, SSK, purl 5, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 2, knit 2.

Row 36: Knit 6, purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, knit 8, purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, knit 6.

Row 37: Knit 2, purl 3, PFB, SSK, purl 3, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 6, PFB, SSK, purl 3, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 3, knit 2.

Row 38: Knit 7, purl 1, knit 3, purl 1, knit 10, purl 1, knit 3, purl 1, knit 7.

Row 39: Knit 2, purl 4, PFB, SSK, purl 1, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 8, PFB, SSK, purl 1, knit 2 tog, PFB, purl 4, knit 2.

Row 40: Knit 8, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 12, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 8.

Row 41: Repeat row 23.

Rows 42-45: Knit across.

Bind off as if to knit. Weave in ends.

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