This pattern was originally printed in Afghan Book No. 289, by The Spool Cotton Company, copyright 1952. It uses the Red Heart Yarn of that time.
MATERIALS:CHADWICK’S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art. E.232: 36 skeins (1 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 12 Black; 24 skeins of No. 909 Scarlet and 3 skeins of No. 230 Yellow.Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 3.
GAUGE: 3 sps make 1 inch; 2½ rows make 1 inch.
WIDE STRIP (Make 4) … Starting at narrow edge with Black, ch 68.
1st row: Dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across (32 sps). Ch 4, turn.
2nd row: Skip first dc, * dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last dc, ch 1, skip 1 ch of turning chain, dc in next ch. Ch 4, turn. Repeat 2nd row 5 more times, omitting turning chain on last row. Drop Black, attach Yellow.
Next row: Ch 4 and work in pattern across. Break off Yellow.
Following row: Pick up Black, ch 4 and work in pattern across. Ch 4, turn. Work in pattern with Black for 6 more rows. Break off. Attach Scarlet and work in pattern for 3 rows, omitting turning chain on last row. Drop Scarlet, attach Black and work in pattern across. Break off. Pick up Scarlet, (make 3 Scarlet rows, 1 Black row) 3 times and 3 Scarlet rows. Break off Scarlet. Attach Black and make another Black Section with Yellow stripe as before. Continue in this manner, making Black and Scarlet sections alternately until 11 sections in all have been completed (6 Black and 5 Scarlet).
NARROW STRIP (Make 1) … With Black, ch 38.
1st row: Work as for first row of Wide Strip (17 sps). Work in color pattern exactly as for Wide Strip.
WEAVING … Place Afghan lengthwise on a curtain stretcher—it will be easier to handle this way. However, it may be done without the use of a curtain stretcher.
Cut 2 strands of Black each 80 inches long, thread these strands into a bodkin and weave in and out through first row of sps, leaving enough yarn free at each end to make fringe. Cut 2 more strands of Black and weave through same row of sps, going under rows that were passed over previously. Weave Black through next 7 rows the same way. Make 1 row of Yellow and 8 Black. This completes 1 Black Section. Now make (3 rows of Scarlet, 1 row of Black) 3 times and 3 rows of Scarlet. This completes 1 Scarlet Section. Continue to work in pattern, alternating Scarlet and Black Sections until all sps have been filled.
Remove from curtain stretcher. Knot first 12 strands together to make a fringe. Make fringe, knotting every 12 strands across. Complete other end to correspond. Trim ends evenly. Block to measurements.