Winter Garden Gate Throw

This throw is inspired by the twisted lines and spirals of wrought iron ornamental work often found in garden gates. Knit in one piece with a moss stitch border, cables galore, and in a super soft yarn, this is the throw you’ll enjoy spending time on.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: 51¾ x 55½”

Gauge: One full repeat (52 sts, Chart 1 + Chart 2) measures 13 ¾ x 11 ½ in after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn King Cole New Magnum Chunky (25% Wool, 75% Premium Acrylic; 151 yards [138 meters]/100 grams): 1437 Sandstone, 14 balls

Needles: US size 11 (8 mm): 32” circular

Notions: Markers (eight); cable needle; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

2/2 LC: Place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold at front of work, k2 from left hand needle, return 2 sts from cable needle to the left hand needle, k2.

2/2 RPC: Place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold at back of work, k2 from left hand needle, return 2 sts from cable needle to the left hand needle, p2.

2/2 LPC: Place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold at front of work, p2 from left hand needle, return 2 sts from cable needle to the left hand needle, k2.

2/2 RC: Place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold at back of work, k2 from left hand needle, return 2 sts from cable needle to the left hand needle, k2.

2/1 RPC: Place next st on cable needle and hold at back of work, k2 from left hand needle, return st from cable needle to the left hand needle, p1.

2/1 LPC: Place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold at front of work, p1 from left hand needle, return 2 sts from cable needle to the left hand needle, k2.

1/1 LC: Place next st on cable needle and hold at front of work, k1 from left hand needle, return st from cable needle to the left hand needle, k1.

1/1 RC: Place next st on cable needle and hold at back of work, k1 from left hand needle, return st from cable needle to the left hand needle, k1.

Special Stitches

Moss Stitch

Row 1: Sl1 pwise wyib, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: Sl1 pwise wyif, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.

Garden Gate Pattern 1

Row 1 (RS): P1, 1/1 RC, p3, k2, p3, 2/2 RC, p3, k2, p3, 1/1 LC, p1.
Row 2 (WS): K1, (p2, k3) twice, p4, (k3, p2) twice, k1.
Row 3: P1, 1/1 RC, p3, 2/1 LPC, 2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p3, 1/1 LC, p1.
Row 4: K1, p2, (k4, p4) twice, k4, p2, k1.
Row 5: P1, k2, (p4, 2/2 LC) twice, p4, k2, p1.
Row 6: As Row 4.
Row 7: P1, (2/2 LPC, 2/2 RPC) 3 times, p1.
Row 8: K3, (p4, k4) twice, p4, k3.
Row 9: P3, (2/2 RC, p4) twice, 2/2 RC, p3.
Row 10: As Row 8.
Row 11: P1, (2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC) 3 times, p1.
Rows 12-19: As Rows 4-11.
Row 20: As Row 4.
Row 21: As Row 5.
Row 22: As Row 4.
Row 23: P1, 1/1 RC, p3, 2/1 RPC, 2/2 LPC, 2/2 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p3, 1/1 LC, p1.
Row 24: As Row 2.
Row 25: As Row 1.
Row 26: As Row 2.
Row 27: P1, (1/1 RC, p3) twice, k4, (p3, 1/1 LC) twice, p1.
Row 28: As Row 2.
Row 29: P1, (1/1 RC, p3) twice, 2/2 RC, (p3, 1/1 LC) twice, p1.
Rows 30-45: As Rows 26-29.
Row 46: As Row 2.
Row 47: As Row 27.
Row 48: As Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-48 for patt.

Garden Gate Pattern 2

Row 1 (RS): P1, 1/1 RC, p3, k2, p3, 2/2 RC, p3, k2, p3, 1/1 LC, p1.
Row 2 (WS): K1, (p2, k3) twice, p4, (k3, p2) twice, k1.
Row 3: P1, (1/1 RC, p3) twice, k4, (p3, 1/1 LC) twice, p1.
Row 4: As Row 2.
Row 5: P1, (1/1 RC, p3) twice, 2/2 RC, (p3, 1/1 LC) twice, p1.
Rows 6-21: As Rows 2-5.
Row 22: As Row 2.
Row 23: As Row 3.
Row 24: As Row 2.
Row 25: As Row 1.
Row 26: As Row 2.
Row 27: P1, 1/1 RC, p3, 2/1 LPC, 2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p3, 1/1 LC, p1.
Row 28: K1, p2, (k4, p4) twice, k4, p2, k1.
Row 29: P1, k2, (p4, 2/2 LC) twice, p4, k2, p1.
Row 30: As Row 28.
Row 31: P1, (2/2 LPC, 2/2 RPC) 3 times, p1.
Row 32: K3, (p4, k4) twice, p4, k3.
Row 33: P3, (2/2 RC, p4) twice, 2/2 RC, p3.
Row 34: As Row 32.
Row 35: P1, (2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC) 3 times, p1.
Rows 36-43: As Rows 28-35.
Row 44: As Row 28.
Row 45: As Row 29.
Row 46: As Row 28.
Row 47: P1, 1/1 RC, p3, 2/1 RPC, 2/2 LPC, 2/2 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p3, 1/1 LC, p1.
Row 48: As Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-48 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked flat from the bottom up. The Moss Stitch border is knitted at the same time as the cabled panel.

Pattern

CO 166 sts.

Work 8 rows in Moss Stitch.
Increase Row (WS): Sl1 pwise wyib, (k1, p1) twice, k1, pm, *(p1, k1) twice, p1, kfb twice, (k1, p1) 4 times, kfb twice, (k1, p1) twice, k1, pm; rep from * to last 6 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times – 194 sts; divided up sts as 6 / 26 / 26 / 26 / 26 / 26 / 26 / 26 / 6.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 pwise wyif, (p1, k1) twice, p1, *sl m, work 26 sts of Garden Gate Pattern 1, sl m, work 26 sts of Garden Gate Pattern 2; rep from * twice more, sl m, work 26 sts of Garden Gate Pattern 1, sl m, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 pwise wyib, (k1, p1) twice, k1, *sl m, work 26 sts of Garden Gate Pattern 1, sl m, work 26 sts of Garden Gate Pattern 2; rep from * twice more, sl m, work 26 sts of Garden Gate Pattern 1, sl m, (p1, k1) 3 times.

Rows 3-48: Rep Rows 1-2.

Work Rows 1-48 four times total, then Rows 1-25 once more – 217 rows worked.

Dec Row (WS): Removing markers as you work, sl1 pwise wyib, (k1, p1) twice, k1, *(p1, k1) twice, p1, k2tog, p2tog, (k1, p1) 4 times, k2tog, p2tog, (k1, p1) twice, k1; rep from * to last 6 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times – 166 sts.

Work 8 rows in Moss Stitch.

BO all sts in pattern.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Wash the blanket on a gentle cycle according to the ball band instructions. Lay the blanket out to the dimensions given and dry flat. yarn ball

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