Whispers of Lace Afghan

This blanket was a labor of love. This was only the second time I’ve ever worked with Bernat Sheepish yarn, but I love how light the final blanket turned out and how airy it feels! The panel work made the work up of this blanket feel quick with some pretty amazing results, if I do say so myself! 

Whispers of Lace Afghan


Materials

  • 1500 Yards of Worsted (4) Weight Yarn (9 Skeins of Bernat Sheepish were used)
  • H Hook
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Directions:


Panel 1:

  • Ch 44
  • Row 1: DC in 5th chain from hook, ch 3, skip 2 chains, sc in next chain, ch 1, skip next chain, sc in next chain, *ch 3, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain, ch 1, skip next chain, dc in next chain, ch 3, skip 2 chains, sc in next chain, ch 1, skip next chain,** repeat from *to** across to last 4 chains, ch 3, skip 2 chains, dc in each of the last 2 chains, ch 1, turn.
  • Row 2: SC in 1st dc, * ch 3, shell in next ch-1 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space, repeat from *to** across ending with last sc in top of beginning dc, ch 1, turn.
  • Row 3: SC in 1st sc and ch-3 space, *ch 3, dc in 1st ch-1 space of shell, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch-1 space of shell, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, ch 1, skip sc, sc in next ch-3 space** repeat from *to** across ending with a sc in last sc, ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), turn.
  • Row 4: DC in same stitch as beginning ch-4, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space, ch 3, shell in next ch-1 space,** repeat from *to** across, ending with ch 3, sc in ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last sc, ch 3, turn.
  • Row 5: DC in 1st ch-1 space, *ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, dc in 1st ch-2 space of shell, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch-1 space of shell,** repeat from *to** across ending with last dc in turning chain space, dc in 3rd chain of turning chain, ch 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2-5, 27 times more. DO NOT FASTEN OFF!
Border: 

Working along one of the longer sides:

  • Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 169 stitches evenly, ch 1, turn.
  • Row 2: Sc in 1st sc, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc,** repeat from *to** across, ch 1, turn.
  • Row 3: Sc in 1st sc, *sc in ch-3 space, sc in sc,** repeat from *to** across, ch 1, turn.
  • Row 4: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Panel 2: 

Repeat Panel 1 instructions, making sure to work the Border section on BOTH longer sides of the panel.
Panel 3:

Repeat Panel 1 instructions, except, when working the Border section, be sure to put in on the OPPOSITE longer side that you put it on for Panel 1. 
To join panels:

  • Being careful to make sure panels are both facing the same direction, place Panel 1 on top of Panel 2 right side down.
  • Working through both Panel borders, join yarn with a sc through 1st sc, *sc in ch-3 spaces, sc in scs,** repeat from *to** across. Fasten off.
  • Repeat using Panel 2 and Panel 3.

Block before working border.

Blanket Border:


  • Round 1: Beginning 6 stitches to the left of your corner stitch, work a sc in multiples of 6 + 5 + a corner stitch around, join.
  • Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *ch 1, skip 2 stitches, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc)in next stitch, ch 1, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch,** repeat from *to** around leaving out last sc, join.
  • Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc)in center space of precious row shell, chain 2,** {dc in next sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc)in center space of precious row shell, ch 2}to corner, (dc, ch 3, dc)in corner sc, ch 2; repeat from * around ending at **, join to 3rd chain of turning chain. Fasten off.

Re-block blanket if necessary! 
I hope you enjoy!

*Courtney*

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