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Free Knitting Pattern: Lacy Throw

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L0216AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

47 x 54 in. (119.5 x 137 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 3, 2011)
Set-Up Row (WS): Work in Seed st as established over 5 sts, place marker (pm); p11, pm; *p10, pm; rep from * to last 5 16 sts, p11, pm, work last 5 sts in Seed st as established.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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This shell lace throw with a seed stitch border makes a great heirloom item.

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•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
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Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long

Lacy Throw

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 1/2 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern.

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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Sk2p (Slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over) A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next 2 sts together.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.


Seed stitch (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across row.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


Shell Lace (multiple of 10 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1; rep from * across.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Shell Lace pattern.


1. Throw is worked in one piece with a Seed st border on each of the 4 sides of the Throw. You will be working the first and last 5 sts of the Throw in Seed st (for the side borders) and the center 121 sts in the Shell Lace Pattern.
2. The Shell Lace Pattern used in this Throw requires that you keep track of your sts and of which row you are working on. In Row 1, we will tell you where to place st markers. As you work each RS row, count your sts every time you come to a marker. You should have 11 sts between the first 2 markers on every RS row, and 10 sts between the other markers. If you do not have the correct number of sts, examine each st in your last rep and make any needed fixes (unravel st by st to make corrections) before continuing with the row.
3. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

Cast on 131 sts.
Work in Seed st for 4 rows.
Set-Up Row (WS): Work in Seed st as established over 5 sts, place marker (pm); *p10, pm; rep from * to last 16 sts, p11, pm, work last 5 sts, in Seed st as established.
Row 1 (Shell Lace Pattern): Work in Seed st as established over 5 sts, slip marker (sm), k1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1, sm; *yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1, sm; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st as established.
Continue in patterns as established, working first and last 5 sts in Seed st (for side borders) and remaining sts in Shell Lace pattern. Work until piece measures about 45 1/2 in. (115.5 cm) from beginning, end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Next Row: Work in Seed st as established across all sts, removing markers as you come to them.
Work 3 more rows in Seed st across all sts.
Bind off.


Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sm = slip marker st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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Lacy Throw Reviewed by Fred Love on 2015-10-26 ****
The one pattern set with the extra knit gets complicated when you go from the RS to the WS row. You've got to reverse that pattern. The instructions should be corrected to reflect this. I use a different color stitch marker for that particular set of stitches to know that the stitch pattern is not the same as the 11 other pattern sets. I'm almost through the 3rd skein of 9 and the pattern is beautiful. It is also very helpful to count the stitches you've just done (should be 10) and the ones you are about to do (also 10) to catch and fix any errors early.

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