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Free Knitting Pattern: Ballerina Throw

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Pattern #: L32273
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

34 x 37 in. (86 x 94 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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A knit afghan perfect for the child who loves tutus and ballet lessons. Make the matching hatscarf, and sweater for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

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Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
 

Ballerina Throw

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Bonbons

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS rows, p on WS rows) with A.

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:

Knitted Cord (worked on 2 double pointed needles) Work with 2 double pointed needles, cast on specified number of sts. Knit the sts. Do not turn work. *Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until cord measures desired length.

NOTES:

1. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Throw is worked in intarsia colorwork, following Charts. Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Before beginning, wind C into 3 separate balls and D and E into 2 separate balls each.
Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes. 3. When working from Charts, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
4. Borders are worked in one piece with the Throw, embellishments are added to completed Throw.
5. 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.


STRIPE SEQUENCE (64 rows)
Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), work *(4 rows with A, 4 rows with B) twice, 16 rows with A, 4 rows with C, 24 rows with A, 4 rows with B; rep from * twice more for a total of 192 rows.

THROW
With circular needle and B, cast on 136 sts.
Working back and forth in rows, as if working on straight needles, work 8 rows in Garter st (k every row).
Begin Stripe Sequence
Row 1 (RS):
With B, k5, with A, k126, join a second ball of B and k5.
Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and Stripe Sequence, work until 26 rows of Stripe Sequence have been completed, ending with a WS row as the last row worked.
Begin Ballerina Chart 1
Next Row (RS):
With B, k5, with A, k57, beg with Row 1, work Ballerina Chart 1 across next 12 sts, join second ball of A and k57, with B, k5.
Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st in Stripe Sequence and Chart, work until Row 31 of Chart 1 has been completed.
Continuing in Stripe Sequence and keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st, work 33 more rows.
Begin Ballerina Charts 1 and 2
Next Row (RS):
With B, k5, with A, k29, beg with Row 1, work Ballerina Chart 1 across next 12 sts, join second ball of A and k44, work Ballerina Chart 2 across next 12 sts, join third ball of A and k29, with B, k5.
Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st in Stripe Sequence and Charts as established, work until Row 31 of Charts has been completed.
Continuing in Stripe Sequence and keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st, work 33 more rows.
Begin Ballerina Chart 2
Next Row (RS):
With B, k5, with A, k57, beg with Row 1, work Ballerina Chart 2 across next 12 sts, join second ball of A and k57, with B, k5.
Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st in Stripe Sequence and chart, work until Row 31 of Chart has 2 has been completed.
Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st in Stripe Sequence, work last 7 rows of Stripe Sequence.
Ending Stripe Sequence
Rows 1-4:
Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st with A, work 4 rows.
Rows 5-8: Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work 4 rows with B.
Rows 9-12: Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st with A, work 4 rows.
With B only, work in Garter st for 8 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Arms (make 8)

With 2 double pointed needles (dpns) and D, cast on 5 sts.
Work in knitted cord until piece measures 2 1/2 in (6.5 cm) from beg.
Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot to secure.

Legs (make 8)
With 2 dpns and E, cast on 5 sts.
Work in knitted cord Garter st, (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) twice.
Change to D and work in knitted cord (k every row) until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm). Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot to secure.

Skirts (make 4)
With 2 dpns or circular needle and B, cast on 21 sts.
Work back and forth in rows in St st for 4 rows.
Dec Row (RS): (K3tog) 7 times – 7 sts rem.
Work in St st for 4 rows.
Bind off.

Sew Legs and Arms to ballerinas, arranging into ballerina poses. Sew Skirts on ballerinas. With E, embroider French knot eyes. With D, embroider a French knot at end of each giraffe ballerina horn.
Weave in ends.

NOTE
The Throw is shown with optional embroidered ties on the ballerina shoes. The ties could present a choking hazard for children under the age of 3 years.
The Throw should NOT be used by children less than 3 years old and older children should be supervised when using it.

If you do choose to add the ties, use F yarn color as desired to embroider ties onto ballerina shoes. Knot ends of F yarn strands VERY securely on WS of Throw.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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