Agatha Gradient Throw

Like the look of vintage quilts but you’re not a quilter? Create your own vintage quilt through knitting! Agatha is a beautiful throw worked in gradient and white yarn. The square shapes are created by working garter stitch squares half in white and half in gradient yarn on a diagonal. Later they are sewn together to make this stunning throw.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 40” x 40”

Gauge: 18 sts and 17 ridges = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon; 198 yards [181 meters]/100 grams): 25266 Natural (MC, 4 balls), 26933 Surf’s Up (CC, 4 balls)

Needles: US size 8 (5.00 mm) 24” straight

Notions: Tapestry needle, US size G (4.25 mm)

Abbreviations

Inc: knit in front and back of the stitch

S2k2p: Slip 2 sts as if to knit, k1, pass the 2 sts over the knitted st

Pattern

Block (make 16)

With MC, CO 3 sts.

Row 1 and every odd row (RS): Knit.

Row 2: K1, k in front and back and front of the next st, k1. (5 sts)

Row 4: K1, inc, k1, inc, k1. (7 sts)

Row 6: K1, inc, k3, inc, k1. (9 sts)

Row 8: K1, inc, knit until 2 sts rem, inc, k1. (11 sts)

Row 9: Knit.

Rows 10-59: Rep Rows 8-9. (61 sts at the end of Row 59)

Break yarn.

Switch to CC and start decreasing.

Row 60: K1, ssk, k until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k1. (59 sts)

Row 61: Knit.

Rows 62-115: Rep Rows 60-61. (5 sts at end of Row 115)

Row 116: K1, s2k2p, k1. (3 sts)

BO all sts.

Using diagram as a guide and tapestry needle, join the blocks.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, work sc evenly spaced around all edges of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Reverse single crochet in every sc around.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Block afghan to size.

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