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Free Knitting Pattern: Classic Lace Baby Throw

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Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 90340AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 37 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 32 x 35 in. (81.5 x 89 cm)


Knit Kit Classic Lace Baby Throw $ 29.00

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This charming lace baby blanket is an elegant decoration for your nursery. Knitted in cool Cotton-Ease, it's perfect for spring and summer babies. Also pictured: Poochie Pup Sock Critter.
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*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Classic Lace Baby Throw

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®


18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st. 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.

Making a Gauge Swatch


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Sl next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.
sk2p Sl 1 as if to knit, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over—2 sts decreased.

Lace Stitch (over 33 sts)
Row 1 and all WS rows:
Row 2 (RS): Ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k2tog.
Row 4: Ssk, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k3, k2tog.
Row 6: Ssk, (k2, yo) twice, k2tog, k1, ssk, (yo, k2) twice, sk2p, (k2, yo) twice, k2tog, k1, ssk, (yo, k2) twice, k2tog.
Row 8: Ssk, k1, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k1, k2tog. Rep Rows 1-8 for Lace st.

Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

Seed Stitch (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


Throw is worked in separate panels to compensate for the differences in gauge between Lace st and Seed st.

LACE PANEL (make 3)

Cast on 33 sts. Work in Lace st until piece measures 32 in. (81.5 cm) from beg. Bind off.

SEED ST PANEL (make 2)
Cast on 20 sts. Work in Seed st until piece measures 32 in. (81.5 cm) from beg. Bind off.

Arrange Panels with long edges tog in the following order: Lace Panel, Seed St Panel, Lace Panel, Seed St Panel, Lace Panel. Sew panels tog along long edges.
SIDE PANEL (make 2)
Cast on 6 sts. Work in Seed st until piece measures 32 in. (81.5 cm) from beg. Bind off. Sew a border to each side of Throw along Lace Panels.
From RS, working across top edge of Throw, pick up and k 1 st in each Seed st border and panel and 31 sts across each Lace st Panel – 145 sts picked up across top edge. Work in Seed st until border measures about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm). Bind off. Rep across lower edge of Throw. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
yo = yarn over  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 37 reviews)
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Classic Lace Baby Throw Reviewed by Rachael Dixon on 2014-08-24 ****
I just made this blanket for a friend's baby girl and it is so elegant. However, if I ever make it again I will do as other posters have suggested and knit it in one piece. Picking up stitches (not fun) and adding the border makes it a little awkward looking. It would look much better without any breaks in the seed stitch patterned parts.

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