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Colorful Knit Throw

By: Ann Regis of Red Heart Yarn

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.
Fasten off.

Using long tail, gather cast-on sts to close. Sew closed row edges of first 16 rows.

Weave in ends. 

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Love this pattern and am enjoying knitting it, but I am doing it with a thicker yarn because I do not like the, two strands thing, very much, but that has been working well. I am also doing it in one color. It is a present for a person who is nuts about purple. B)

couldn't wait to do this but have a question. On rounds 19-31 it says to repeat rows 1 and 2, is this a mistake or is the second section supposed to be done in the garter st

Rounds 1 and 2 are not garter stitch in this pattern, they are stocking stitch and the pattern appears to be correct as written.

can't wait to try this, this might be my next project. Thanks

NO, you don't have to get more yarn than specified just to have two strands. Nor do you need to wind balls for the extra strand. Find the inner end and the outer end of the skein and pull them together. I wondered if this would work for multiple strand patterns, but didn't try it until I saw someone doing it on a knitting program on public TV. It actually works just fine and if you run into the usual tangles inside skeins, it's less hassle untangling than it would ever be to try to wind 2 equal sized balls.

I was ready to try this one.. loved the circle idea. Stopped when I read you had to stitch with two strands. That would mean you'd have to buy a lot more yarn (A, B, C, and probably G). Or, you would have to wind a ball for each of those colors, and those SuperSaver skeins would take forever to do and you wouldn't know until the end if you had enough. Nice idea though.

Nothing you've said here is true, wish they would remove your comment because it will just confuse new knitters and may deter them from trying and successfully completing the pattern. The pattern materials are complete as written, the comment makes you look substantially less than smart, knitting may not be your thing, maybe you should consider a different hobby.


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