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Home : Patterns : Fireside Jewel 6-Hour Fast-finish Throw

Free Knitting Pattern: Fireside Jewel 6-Hour Fast-finish Throw

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 60045-1
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
34 x 54 in. [86.5 x 137 cm], plus fringe


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Make this beautiful throw in only six hours using Speed Stix size 50 25mm needles!
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Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-335: Homespun Yarn: Prairie
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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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Color (D)

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Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Celestial Stripes Lakeside Stripes Midnight Stripes
Praline Stripes Tanzanite Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial Deco Rococo Edwardian
Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall Gothic Prairie Barrington
Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft Quartz Montana Sky Black
Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape Cream Golden Meadow
Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire
Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage
Purple Haze Wisteria Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard
Pueblo Abalone Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest
Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-335 Homespun Yarn: Prairie
$ 11.98  
Note: (A)
•  790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple
$ 11.98  
Note: (B)
•  790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial
$ 11.98  
Note: (C)
•  790-386 Homespun Yarn: Grape
$ 11.98  
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 50 [25 mm] ('Speed Stix')   $ 11.99  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Fireside Jewel 6-Hour Fast-finish Throw

Lion Brand® Homespun®


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.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.

With 1 strand each of A, B, C and D 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.

Weave in ends.

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 Afghan. Trim Fringe.


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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Fireside Jewel 6-Hour Fast-finish Throw Reviewed by Bonnie Sharpless on 2009-08-16 ****
I made this using the suggested colors, but I used a basket-weave pattern and put tassles on the corners instead of fringe on the edge. Very pretty.

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