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Fast Finish Throw
Pattern Number: 60045A
Rating: *****
4.3 (based on 15 reviews)
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Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Elke Mullins on 2013-12-01 *****
Loved the look of this the first second I seen it. Working on my second one now.

Been getting allot of "Ooooo I want one of those".

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Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Pamela Leigh on 2013-02-12 ****
I just completed this throw. It is a super easy pattern. However, there was a point where I felt I was spending more time trying to control the yarn than actually knitting. Once I finally got the yarn under control, things went much easier. My only complaint/concern is the yarn ends. This is such a big/loose knit combined with a fairly slippery yarn that it had me not trusting the weaving in of the ends. For the first time EVER, I tied the yarn in knots as needed. I would really like to know what others did regarding the yarn ends. I am thinking of making a second throw and using the method someone else mentioned that results in no wrong side of the throw and no curled edges. But, I don't know if I want to tackle this again until I feel confident about the yarn ends. Very attractive finished product. A bit weighty, but snuggly and warm.

Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by christine guenther on 2012-10-05 *****
I made several of these blankets as Christmas gifts last year - one neighbor family fights over who gets to sleep under it, one mother-in-law says it's the "go to sleep" blanket for whoever needs a nap. They are very easy to make, and quite quick. I have skipped the fringe, though. I just bought a bunch of "ends" at the store to make more as gifts for this Christmas!!!

Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Barb on 2012-01-31 *****
This was an amazingly quick and easy project. I bought the yarn last night and was done in about 5 hours. I wish the fringe wouldn't fray so much though. I can't wait to make these for other people. (I used montana sky, colonial, lagoon and olive to make one that reminds me of the ocean)

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Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Sandy Tello on 2011-07-01 *****
Fun gift for those college students in university colors. Since it was difficult to do on 14" needles, strongly suggest doing on circular needles.

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Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Helen Rieck on 2010-03-28 *
the pattern is very easy, however, the speed stix are the worst, to short to hold all the stiches, very hard to use and the work comes out very uneven, i have knitted for most of my 60 plus years this is the worst. i will welcome any suggestions.

Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Julie on 2009-12-09 *****
This was my very first knitting project and it was so much easier than I anticipated! I found the needles easy to work with once I got the hang of their size. I made the throw for my Grandma for Christmas and finished it in a little over a month (just doing a few rows when I had a minute or two). I am a huge fan of the speed stix. I would absolutely recommend this project to any beginning knitter. The trick for me was rolling all four yarns into one big ball to help keep everything together while I worked.
I left off the fringe since I didn't like the unraveled look. I can't wait to give it to my Grandma!

Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Bonnie Sharpless on 2008-12-17 ****
I have made a total of eight different Speed Stix afghans over the past year. I made the first one for myself and found it so quick and easy that I made seven more for xmas presents next week. I made some variations to them, like doing a basket-weave on one of them, or k3, p2 stripes on another. This color combo is my favorite.

These are very easy to make, and for a beginner, they're great because you can see your progress so quickly. They do take quite a bit longer than the six hours, though, if only because, for me at least, your hands get cramped from the big needles and you have to put them down. But I would do an hour at a time every few days and just finished the last one the other day.

For as open a weave as they have, they're really surprisingly warm and heavy.

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Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Angela M Gaither on 2008-12-10 ****
The throw knitted up quite quickly. I am a very experienced knitter and did not get the hang of using the big needles until the 3 or 4 row. I think the key is knit loosley, do not fight with it. I think the fringe looks longer on the picture. I set the throw aside for many months dreading the fringe. It took about three hours watching a long movie which was perfect. I will make this again, wider and using solid colors.

Fast Finish Throw Reviewed by Sarah Anderson on 2008-11-17 ***
I wanted to make this throw for my friend for Christmas and there's no way I'm going to get it finished by then (it's November 17th). What I have done is beautiful (I used shades of blue) but it is definitely NOT a beginner's pattern. Using four yarns is difficult to manage, and the speed sticks aren't so speedy. They're also too short for so much yarn and so many stitches. I hope that someday I'll finish this blanket, but I would not recommend it for beginners.

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