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Free Knitting Pattern: Colorful Fair Isle Throw

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® - Amazing®
Pattern #: L20285
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 40 x 48 in. (101.5 x 122 cm)

 



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Explore colorwork with this beautiful throw. The Fair Isle design is worked in cool shades of Wool-Ease and Amazing to make the color changes even more stunning.

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-114: Wool-Ease Yarn: Denim
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Color (B)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-123: Wool-Ease Yarn: Seaspray
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Color (C)
Amazing®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 825-203: Amazing Yarn: Wildflowers
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Color (D)
Amazing®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 825-206: Amazing Yarn: Arcadia
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat
Mushroom White Frost
Amazing®
Aurora Ruby Rainforest Wildflowers Mesa Olympia Arcadia Pink Sands
Glacier Bay Vineyard Joshua Tree Strawberry Fields Mauna Loa Regatta Constellation Roses
Cobblestone Olive Medley Violets Cactus Flower Carnival
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls
*Amazing® (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-114 Wool-Ease Yarn: Denim
   balls
$ 28.14  
Note: (A)
•  620-123 Wool-Ease Yarn: Seaspray
   balls
$ 9.38  
Note: (B)
•  825-203 Amazing Yarn: Wildflowers
   balls
$ 16.58  
Note: (C)
•  825-206 Amazing Yarn: Arcadia
   ball
$ 8.29  
Note: (D)
Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 8   $ 7.50  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Colorful Fair Isle Throw

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® - Amazing®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.

PATTERN STITCH
Seed st (multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:

1. Throw is worked in Fair Isle colorwork using 2 colors per row. Carry color not in use across WS of work.
2. Fair Isle patterns can be worked from written instructions or by following the Chart. Work Chart in St st and read RS rows of Chart from right to left. Read WS rows from left to right.
3. If carrying color across 5 or more sts, twist yarns on WS to prevent overly long strands (floats) on the WS.
4. Throw is worked on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
5. Top and bottom Seed st borders are knit with Throw. Side borders are added after Throw has been completed.



THROW
With A, cast on 175 sts.
Border
Work back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.
Work in Seed st for 2 in. (5 cm).
Increase Row:K1, kfb, work in Seed st to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 177 sts.

Begin Fair Isle Pattern
Row 1 (RS):
With A, knit.
Row 2: With A, purl.
Row 3: With A, k1; with B, k7; *with A, k2; with B, k1; with A, k2; with B, k7; rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 4: With A, p2; with B, p5; *with A, p2; with B, p3; with A, p2; with B, p5; rep from * to last 2 sts; with A, p2.
Row 5: With A, k3; with B, k3; *with A, k2; with B, k5; with A, k2; with B, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.
Row 6: With A, p4; with B, p1; *with A, p2; with B, p7; with A, p2; with B, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, with A, p4.
Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 9: With A, k3; with C, k3; *with A, k2; with C, k7; with A, k1; with C, k1; with A, k1; with C, k7; with A, k2; with C, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.
Row 10: With A, p3; with C, p3; *with A, p2; with C, p6; with A, p2; with C, p1; with A, p2; with C, p6; with A, p2; with C, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts; with A, p3.
Row 11: With A, k3; with C, k3; *with A, k2; with C, k5; with A, k3; with C, k1; with A, k3; with C, k5; with A, k2; with C, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.
Row 12: With A, p3; with D, p3; *with A, p2; with D, p4; with A, p4; with D, p1; with A, p4; with D, p4; with A, p2; with D, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, p3.
Row 13: With A, k3; with D, k3; *with A, k2; with D, k3; with A, k5; with D, k1; with A, k5; with D, k3; with A, k2; with D, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.
Row 14: With A, p3; with B, p3; *with A, p2; with B, p2; with A, p2; with B, p9; with A, p2; with B, p2; with A, p2; with B, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, p3.
Row 15: Rep Row 13.
Row 16: Rep Row 12.
Row 17: Rep Row 11.
Row 18: Rep Row 10.
Row 19: Rep Row 9.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Rows 21-220: Rep Rows 1-20 ten more times.
Rows 221-228: Rep Rows 1-8.
Cut B, C, and D.

Border
Decrease Row (RS):
With A only, k1, k2tog, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 175 sts at the end of this row.
Work in Seed st as established for 2 in. (5 cm).
Bind off in pattern.

FINISHING
Side Border
Note:
To pick up sts evenly spaced across an edge, first divide the edge into equal segments. Use clips or scrap yarn to mark the segments. For this Throw, you need to pick up 211 sts, so divide the edge into 10 equal segments. Now, simply pick up and k21 sts in each of the first 9 segments, and 22 sts across the 10th segment.
From RS with A, pick up and k211 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Throw including side edges of top and bottom borders.
Work in Seed st for 2 in. (5 cm).
Bind off in pattern.
Rep across opposite side edge.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 1 review)
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Colorful Fair Isle Throw Reviewed by Cynthia Chapman on 2012-12-25 ***
I'll post pictures when I'm done.
I love the pattern, but had some problems:
1. The colors of Arcadia and Wildflowers are too close to the base color (denim) to show off the pattern to its best. On some rows, I could barely tell the difference between them.
2. I'm 3/4 of the way through, and I ran out of Arcadia
3.
The design calls for color changes on a lot of odd numbered rows, which means you can't carry the color between color changes as I would have expected. Instead, you will have tons of ends to weave in!
It's really pretty, and I've got the pattern down so I can actually watch TV while knitting it, but I wouldn't knit it again.


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