Whip up this throw in no time using a bulky weight yarn. This throw is knit from the center out and incorporates several different patterns. Try working each section in a different color for a more colorful piece!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: One; 66” circumference
Gauge: 10 sts and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking
Universal Yarn Uptown Bulky (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 87 yards [80 meters]/100 grams): #429 Plum (14 balls)
Needles: US size 13 (9.0 mm) set of dpns, 24” circular, 16” circular, two 40” circular needles
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, cable needle (cn)
This throw is knit from the center out. Work begins on double pointed needles. When there are too many stitches to fit comfortably on dpns, switch to shortest circular needle, then next longest needle, and so on. When there are too many stitches to fit on the longest needle, use two 40” circular needles and the magic loop method.
The edging is worked as a knit-on edging. At the end of every right side row, an edging stitch purled together with a stitch from the main throw, thereby binding off one stitch.
Left Purl Twist (LPT): Purl the second st on the left needle tbl, knit the first st on the left needle through the front loop, slip both sts from needle.
Right Purl Twist (RPT): K2tog, purl the second st again tbl, slip both sts from needle.
Left Twist (LT): Knit the second st on the left needle tbl, knit the first st on the left needle through the front loop, slip both sts from ndl.
Right Twist (RT): K2tog, knit the second st again, slip both sts from needle.
1x1x1 Left Cross (LC): Sl next st to cn and hold in front, RT, k1 from cn.
With dpns, CO 9 sts. Divide evenly among 3 dpns and join to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1: *P1, pfb; rep from * 3 more times, p1. (13 sts)
Even numbered Rnds 2-18: Knit.
Rnd 3: *Pfb; rep from * to end. (26 sts)
Rnd 5: *P1, pfb; rep from * to end. (39 sts)
Rnd 7: *P2, pfb; rep from * to end. (52 sts)
Rnd 9: *P3, pfb; rep from * to end. (65 sts)
Rnd 11: *P4, pfb; rep from * to end. (78 sts)
Rnd 13: *P5, pfb; rep from * to end. (91 sts)
Rnd 15: *P6, pfb; rep from * to end. (104 sts)
Rnd 17: *P7, pfb; rep from * to end. (117 sts)
Rnd 19: *P10, pfb; rep from * 10 more times, purl to end. (128 sts)
Rnd 20: Knit, removing all markers except beg of rnd marker.
Work Rnds 1-8 of Crosshatch chart, 3 times.
Purl 1 rnd.
Inc Rnd: *K7, kfb; rep from * to end. (144 sts)
Work Rnds 1-38 of Leaf in a Leaf chart. (324 sts, 18 sts per section).
CO 9 sts using knitted cast-on.
Work Rows 1-24 of Edging chart, 27 times. All sts from main throw have been bound off. Bind off rem Edging sts.
Sew ends of Edging together. Weave in ends and block.