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Ruby Knit Throw

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This big blanket is plush and pretty. The Ruby Knit Throw is made with Jewel Box yarn, so it has a luscious texture and beautiful color palette. The knitting instructions are easy enough for beginners, but the project is impressive enough for an expert.

 

 

Materials:

  • Caron Jewel Box™ (64% acrylic, 20% rayon, 16% polyester; 2.5oz/70.9g, 100yds/92m): 11 skeins in #0020 Ruby
  • 5.5mm (US size 9) knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge;
  • 5mm (US size H/8) crochet hook

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
30" X 57" [excluding fringe]

Instructions:

GAUGE
Using 5.5mm ndls and St st: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm

STITCHES USED
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS
Reverse Stockinette stitch (rev St st): Purl side = RS

PATTERN SEQUENCE (28-row rep)
Rows 1 (RS) – 24: Work in St st.
Rows 25 – 28: Work in rev St st.
Rep Rows 1 – 28 for Patt Sequence.

THROW
CO 112 st; work in Patt Sequence for 332 rows, end with Row 24 (WS row).
BO all sts loosely.

FINISHING
Block piece to measurements. Weave in ends.
Side Edges: Using crochet hook, work 1 row sc and then 1 row rev sc along ea side edge.

FRINGE (Optional)
Cut pieces 12" long. Using crochet hook and 4 strands held tog, attach Fringe 1" apart along both ends. Trim to desired length.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
Hand washing and drying: Turn inside out and wash gently in warm water using a mild detergent. Gently rinse well in cold water. Lay flat on a towel and roll in towel to remove excess water. DO NOT WRING, STRETCH OR HANG TO DRY.

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS
When using Jewel Box, be sure to tie a knot at the beginning of each skein and at both yarn ends when joining. A small amount of shedding can be expected when using this yarn under normal conditions.

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