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Guy's Guernsey Afghan

Design by Lois S. Young

The stitch pattern on this afghan was inspired by patterns on English Guernsey sweaters worn by fishermen.

Skill Level

Finished Size
Approx 48 x 64 inches


  • Plymouth Fantasy Naturale worsted weight 100 percent cotton yarn (140 yds/100g per ball): 15 balls taupe #7360
  • Size 9 (5.5mm) 29-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

Guy's Guernsey AfghanGauge
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Notes
Sl first st of each row knitwise.

Special Abbreviation
M1 (Make 1): Inc by making a backward loop over right needle.

Pattern Stitch
(multiple of 24 sts + 22)
Rows 1, 3, 7 and 9 (RS): Sl 1, k6, *p1, k6, p1, k16, rep from *, end last rep k7 instead of k16.
Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: Sl 1, k4, p2, *k1, p6, k1, p16, rep from *, end last rep p2, k5 instead of p16.
Row 5: Sl 1, k6, p1, *sl next 3 sts to cn, hold in front, k3, return sts from cn to left needle and k3, p18, rep from *end last rep p1, k7 instead of p18.
Row 10: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1–10 for pat.

Loosely cast on 182 sts.
Rows 1–7: Sl 1, knit across.
Set up pat: Sl 1, k6, *p1, k3, M1, k2, p1, k16, rep from *, end last rep k7 instead of k16. (190 sts)
Work Rows 2–10 of pat, then work [Rows 1–10] 35 times. Rep [Rows 1–8] once more.
Dec row: Sl 1, k6, *p1, k3, k2tog, k1, p1, k16, rep from *, end last rep k7 instead of k16. (182 sts)

Rows 1–6: Sl 1, knit across. Bind off knitwise on WS.
Block lightly.

Copyright © December 2001 Quick Knitted Afghans. All rights reserved.

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