Well, we’re not quite into the cooler weather. But I know all of us are thinking about lower degrees than the over 100’s were dealing with down in my part of the country. School is getting ready to start, stores already putting out the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas things! It’s all a little crazy to me being it’s only August. Well, anyway let’s talk about preparing a cozy soft throw to curl up under in front of the television or fireplace or perhaps both at the same time.
Today I will be sharing with you today a lovely throw that is so easy to work up on giant knitting needles or even a really large crochet hook. Both only take about 5 to 6 hours to make. Below is the easy pattern for both knitting and crocheting that you will just love to have or give as a gift. Today I have posted the knitted version and later I will be posting the crochet pattern for this same Throw.
SIZE: One Size 34 x 54 in. [86.5 x 137 cm], not including fringe
MATERIALS • Bulky yarn: 4 Balls (A) • 2 Balls (B) • 2 Balls (C) • Knitting Needles – Size 50 [25 mm] (‘Speed Stix’) NOTES:
4 stitches = 4 in. [10cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side rows, purl on wrong side rows) with 4 strands of yarn held together. Due to the nature of the fabric when working with Speed Stix, gauge may vary throughout the knitting and is not crucial to this project.
THROW With 2 strands of A, one strand of B, and one strand of C held together, cast on 34 stitches. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit. Row 2: Purl. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 54 in. [137 cm] from beginning. Bind off.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
Fringe Cut 68 strands of each color yarn each about 20 in. [52 cm] long. For each Fringe, hold one strand of each color (4 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Afghan, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make one Fringe in each stitch along first and last rows of Throw. Trim Fringe ends evenly.