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Home : Patterns : Quick-Knit Throw

Free Knitting Pattern: Quick-Knit Throw

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 540
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

Approximately 46 inches x 59 inches

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This lovely pattern is also popular for use as a prayer shawl / lapghan.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-309: Homespun Yarn: Deco
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco
$ 37.45  
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•  790-301 Homespun Yarn: Shaker
$ 22.47  
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - size 35 [19mm]   $ 9.95  

Quick-Knit Throw

Lion Brand® Homespun®


5 sts = 3 inches.

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


Throw is worked with two strands held together throughout.

With A, cast on 75 sts.
Row 1 (RS) With A, k.
Row 2
With A, k.
Row 3 With B, k 1, *sl 1, k 1, rep from * across row.
Row 4 With B, k 1, *sl 1 wyif, k 1 wyib, rep from * across row.
Row 5 With A, k.
Row 6 With A, k.
Row 7 With B, k 2, *sl 1, k 1, rep from * across row, end k 2.
Row 8With B, k 2, *sl 1 wyif, k 1 wyib, rep from * across row, end k 2.

Rep Rows 1-8 until throw measures approximately 58 inches or desired length, ending with Row 4 or Row 8. Rep Rows 1 and 2 once. Bind off loosely.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
meas = measure(s) ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sk = skip
sl = slip sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back wyif = with yarn in front

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 5 reviews)
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Quick-Knit Throw Reviewed by Patricia OBrien on 2015-05-04 ****
The pattern I started with called for Wool-Ease quick and thick yarn and # 50 speed stik needles. I used 3 strands of wool-ease and # 35 needles. It was a rocky start for me but soon it began to take shape. It was my first large project. I am pleased with the outcome, but there are a couple places I could have done better. I recommend using the Chai-Goo circular needles available through Lion Brand. Here is a picture of my finished project. I did not know what to do to for blocking, but sage advice said was on delicate and dry on low to not quite dry and finish flat.

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