Obama Afghan Chart

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This is a work in progress for the Knitters for Obama Ravelry Group.

Step One - The Chart
LOGO #1


Step Two: The Yarn

Suggested fiber is Lion Brand's Wool-Ease.

Logo: White #620-100, Ranch Red # 620-102, Deft Blue #620-116

Background: Navy #620-111


Knit Guage: 18 St sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size 8 (5mm) needles


Logo #1
The Afghan will be knit in strips using Logo chart #1 from right to left horizontally. All sts in garter stitch. End each row in a slip stitch selvedge. Here are a couple of links that explain this method:

Link #1

Link #2

Step Three: Knit

Slip-stitch instructions: Knit to the last stitch of each row, slip the stitch knitwise, and then turn your work. At the beginning of the next row slip the first stitch, knit to the last stitch on that row and then slip the stitch. You're going to do this on every row to create the slip-stitch selvedge.

Strips #1, 2, 15, and 16
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Navy Blue.
Cast on 20 sts and k for 64 inches.

Strip #3
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue. K for 20 inches.
Change to Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 12 inches
Change to Navy Blue and k for 20 inches.

Strip #4
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 16 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 16 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 16 inches.

Strip #5
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 12 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 20 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 12 inches.

Strip #6
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.
Change to Red and k for 8 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 8 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 16 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.

Strip #7
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 8 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 12 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 12 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.

Strip #8 & 9
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 8 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 12 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 12 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.

Strip #10
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.
Change to White and k for 8 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 8 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 12 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 12 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.

Strip #11
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 8 inches.
Change to White and k for 8 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 8 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 16 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 8 inches.

Strip #12
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 12 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 4 inches.
Change to White and k for 8 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 8 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 20 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 12 inches.

Strip #13
Cast on 20 sts in Navy and k for 16 inches.
Change to White and k for 4 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 12 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 16 inches.
Change to Navy and knit for 16 inches.

Strip #14
Cast on 20 sts in Navy Blue and k for 20 inches.
Change to Ranch Red and k for 12 inches.
Change to Deft Blue and k for 12 inches.
Change to Navy Blue and k for 20 inches.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like Logo #1, no border. Great job on the chart!
-Kninja

Molly said...

Oh, I'm so going to make this for my mom! Awesome!