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caron® cakes™ stack it up knit afghan in rum raisin

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 6 - Caron® Cakes™ Yarn – Rum Raisin 

MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 54" x 63"

GAUGE: 17 sts and 32 rows = 4" in garter stitch; Motif = Approx. 9" square
 
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INSTRUCTIONS:
Note: Squares are joined as you knit. Blanket is made with 42 Squares in total (7 Strips, each with 6 Squares).
 
Use 2 needle cast on method throughout.
 
Basic Square

First Square
 
Cast on 71 sts.

**1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: K34. Slip next 2 sts as if to K2tog. K1. Pass 2 slipped sts over – center dec made (2 sts dec). Place marker on center dec just made. K34. 69 sts.

3rd row: Knit to marked center st. Sl1pwyif. Knit to end of row.

4th row: Knit to 1 st before marked st. Center dec. Knit to end of row. 67 sts.

5th row: As 3rd row.
 
Rep last 2 rows to 3 sts.

Next row: (WS). Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off.** 
Step 2
Join a total of 42 Squares (including Square just complete – see diagram) as follows:
 
Joining Squares: STRIP 1 – Squares 2 to 6: Pick-up row: With RS facing, cast on 36 sts. Pick up and knit 35 sts along previous Square. 71 sts. Work from ** to ** as given for Basic Square.
 
STRIP 2 – First Square: Pick-up row: With RS facing, pick up and knit 35 sts along top edge of first Square of Strip below. Cast on 36 sts. 71 sts. Work from ** to ** as given for Basic Square.
 
STRIP 2 – Squares 2 to 6: Pick-up row: With RS facing, pick up and knit 35 sts along previous joined Square of same Strip. Pick up and knit 36 sts along next Square of Strip below. 71 sts.
Beg on 2nd row, work as given for Basic Square.
 
STRIPS 3 – 7: Work as given for Strip 2.
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
?Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ing)
Dec = Decrease
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1pwyif = Slip next stitch purlwise, with yarn in front of work
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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  • 946471112
    Item # 10525787 
    $3.97
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    • Color: Rum Raisin
    • Size: 383 yd
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    • Size: No. 8 / 5 mm
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