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Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Southwestern Throw

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: kwe-swafghan
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size
Throw measures approx 39 inches x 55 inches without border.


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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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Color (D)

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Color (E)

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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
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey Black
Mustard Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist
Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*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

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•  620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather
$ 14.07  
Note: (A)
•  620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey
$ 14.07  
Note: (B)
•  620-180 Wool-Ease Yarn: Forest Green Heather
$ 14.07  
Note: (C)
•  620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom
$ 18.76  
Note: (D)
•  620-115 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Mist
$ 9.38  
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•  620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black
$ 9.38  
Note: (F)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
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Knitted Southwestern Throw

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


14 sts and 19 rows = 4 inches on size 8 needles with two strands of yarn held tog. 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


1. Two strands of matching color are held tog throughout.
2. When changing colors, be sure to twist yarn on WS from underneath to avoid holes.
3. Color D sections have 10 rows more than B, C, E and F sections.

With two strands of A held tog, cast on 137 sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), foll chart rep across row (4 times), plus the end st. Cont foll chart, working in the foll color sequence: A, B, C, D, E and F. On foll row, cont with D as est, then foll chart beg with chart Row 87 and substitute C for E, B for F and A for D. When B section is complete, work 4 rows in St st with A (not indicated on chart). Bind off.


Top: With RS facing and A, pick up and k 137 sts along top of throw. Work in garter st (k every row), inc 1 st each side every other row in the foll color sequence: Cont with A for 3 more rows, D for 4 rows, E for 4 rows, then with F work 1 row and bind off on the foll row. Bottom: Work same as for top border. Sides: With RS facing and A, pick up and k approx 168 sts evenly spaced along side edge of throw and work same border as for top and bottom of throw. Rep for opposite side. Sew mitered corners.

The stitch diagram below is 21 inches long and twenty-three inches wide; it is presented in six overlapping parts. Note that this is not the entire afghan, but is a representation of a complete repeat of the pattern:

Click each section individually to get the diagram. Return to the pattern and click the individual sections of the drawing to obtain the charts.

When assembling the chart, please note that the rows and columns overlap and position the paper accordingly!

Click for explanation and illustration
approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Knitted Southwestern Throw Reviewed by Liane on 2009-12-05 ****
The blanket is beautiful but a lot of work--be patient. I crocheted the border with double yarn and size J hook. It gave this blanket a nice effect. I had to block the piece when I was done as the edges curl and it came out perfect. This is not an easy pattern and it took me quite a long time to make and I am an experienced knitter. You need a lot of big bobbins to hold the yarn. Had enough yarn left to make two small pillows.

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