Big 10 Knit-a-Long: "The Eyes Have It" Afghan Block


The latest in our series of afghan blocks for the Big 10 Knit-a-Long for Charity is this simple eyelet number that is fun and festive looking. I particularly like how it looks good in either a dark or light colored yarn--something that isn't always the case when you start throwing in pattern stitches that you want to actually show up in the knitting.

Give it a try and knit one (or two) for our blanket that will be given to the Carolina Youth Development Center. Free pattern below and more here. Thank you for your generous participation in this project!

The Eyes Have It: Eyelet Afghan Block

You'll need: US Size 7 needles or size needed to achieve gauge of 5 sts = 1 inch; Worsted weight acrylic yarn. Finished size should be 7” x 9”.
CO 32 stitches
Knit 4 rows for border

Begin eyelet pattern:
Row 1: Knit

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: K4, p24, k4

Row 3: K4, *k6, yo, k2tog; rep from *, K4

Row 5: Knit

Row 7: K4, K2, *yo, k2tog, k6; rep from *, end last repeat K4, K4

Repeat Rows 1-8 until piece measures 8 1/2”, then knit 4 rows for border. Bind off all stitches. Weave in ends.

Want to download as a PDF from Ravelry? OK, here you go! The Eyes Have It on Ravelry

***An eagle-eyed knitter has discovered that I left in one too many "k6" when I published this this morning. The above is now correct. If you get to row 3 it should be: Row 3: K4, *k6, yo, k2tog; rep from *. So sorry for any inconvenience! TLG 7/1/15 7:40 pm