Colorful Knit Throw
Knit yourself this colorful throw. This free knitting pattern is for the intermediate knitter. It'll look great presented anywhere.
Find this pattern and 24 crochet and knitting patterns in the Wrap up with 25 Afghan Patterns from Red Heart Yarn eBook.
Throw is 60" diameter.
Project shown is stitched with RED HEART® “SuperSaver™” in 321 Gold A, 332 Ranch Red B, 656 Real Teal C, 400 Grey Heather D, 376 Burgundy E, 380 Windsor Blue F and 788 Williamsburg Print G.
- Medium weight yarn: 1 skein each A, B, C; 2 skeins each D, E, and F; 3 skeins G.
- Knitting Needles: 9mm [US 13] 24" long circular.
- Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
- Cable needle.
- Stitch markers.
- Yarn needle.
GAUGE: 10 sts = 4"; 15 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch holding 2 strands of yarn together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the specified gauge.
Notes: Body of afghan is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together. It is worked back and forth in rows on circular needles until enough stitches have been increased to work in the round. Change to longer needles as is necessary or work with 2 or 3 circular needles at a time to contain the large number of stitches.
Holding 2 strands of A together, cast on 8 sts, leaving a long tail.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: [Yo, k1, place marker] 7 times, yo, k1.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: [Yo, knit to marker] 7 times, yo, knit to end.
Rows 5-15: Repeat Rows 3-4.
Cut A and change to B.
Row 16: [Yo, *k2, slip 1; repeat from * to marker] 7 times, yo, *k2, slip 1; repeat from * to end. Do not turn. Join to work in rounds, placing 8th marker for beginning of round.
Round 17: Knit.
Round 18: [Yo, knit to marker] 8 times.
Rounds 19-31: Repeat Rounds 1-2.
Cut B and change to C.
Round 32: [Yo, *k2, slip 1; repeat from * to marker] 8 times.
Round 33: Knit.
Round 34: [Yo, knit to marker] 8 times.
Rounds 35-41: Repeat Rounds 33-34 for 9 more times.
Round 42: *Yo, k to 14 sts before marker, slip 7 to cable needle and hold in back, [knit next st from left-hand needle, knit st from cable needle] 7 times; repeat from * around.
Rounds 43-51: Repeat Rounds 33-34 for 9 more times.
Cut C and change to D.
Rounds 52-71: Repeat Rounds 32-51.
Cut D and change to E.
Rounds 72-91: Repeat Rounds 32-51.
Cut E and change to F.
Round 92: [Yo, knit to marker] 8 times.
Round 93: Knit.
Rounds 94-101: Repeat Rounds 92-93.
Cut F and change to G.
Round 102: [Yo, knit to marker] 8 times.
Round 103: Knit.
Rounds 104-107: Repeat Rounds 92-93.
Bind off loosely.
Round 1: With right side facing, crochet hook and holding 2 strands of yarn together, join G in any st, ch 2, sc in back loop of each bound-off st around, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.
Round 2: Ch 2, sc in back loop of each st around, working 2 sc in each yo point, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.
Round 3: Cut 1 strand of yarn. Working with 1 strand of yarn, work in backwards sc in back loop of each st around, slip st to first st to join.
Using long tail, gather cast-on sts to close. Sew closed row edges of first 16 rows.
Weave in ends.