23 February 2010

Simple Panel Lace Throw

The next throw in line for this year is a pretty good size at 48" x 58".  Very soft with James Brett Chunky (using this yarn a lot this year because I need washable) and can be made any size to suit with a flexible 6 stitch (+1 stitch), 2 row repeat.  Models show fringed and plain versions.

Experience Level: Easy

Materials: - 1365 yds Bulky Weight Yarn (You can vary this based on the size you want to make.  Fringe in model would require additional yarn)
- US 10 1/2 (11 can be used for a bit loser knit)

k: knit
p: purl
RS: right side
SK2P: slip 1 stitch from left needle to right, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch back over knitted stitches.  Double decrease.
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
: yarn over

Pattern Stitch:
Row 1:  K1, *yo, k1, SK2P, k1, yo, k1*; repeat from * to * through the end of the row
Row 2:  Purl

Cast on 181 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Repeat pattern stitch to desired length ending with a right side row.  Knit 1 row, then bind off

NOTE:  I usually slip the first stitch rather than knit to make a nice edge.  If that is what you would like then on the RS, slip the first stitch purlwise yarn in front.  Make your yo by just moving the yarn over the right needle to the back.  Make sure you catch the yarn over on your purl row.  It gets mixed with your slipped stitch and you might not see it.  For the WS, just slip the first stitch knitwise with yarn in back.  Move the yarn to the front between the stitches to continue with the row.


Mimi B said...

Very nice, will definitely make this. Thanks.

Christina said...

Thank you.

Rose Larsen said...

This looks amazing and would make a perfect Baby blanket, going to give this a try, thank you :)

Christina said...

Thank you, Rose. I agree and have done a baby version. Quick knit and turned out pretty.

vitalia said...

If I had 3 different colours, what would you recommend for this style pattern? do you have any tips? thanks

Christina said...

Since the pattern is vertical, I would probably do three strips and put them together for the throw. You could just do three large stripes as you knit horizontally or any combination of those stripes. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I love the look of your throw! Thank you for the info. I am a beginner confused big time when I cast on is it all knit then I commence the pattern of yarn over and slip stitch? Please help! Thanking you kindly from down under . Ps better get it right as I have to show my daughter how to knit happy days

Christina said...

After the cast on, you knit two rows of just knitting before starting the pattern stitch. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the 12 stitch pattern to make a baby blanket size. unsure of cast on amount. I'm confused. Thank you for any help.

Christina said...

The pattern stitch above is a 12 stitch repeat + one additional stitch at the end. Check your gauge, then figure out how many stitches you'll need to get the size you would like. Just make sure it's a multiple of 12 + the 1stitch. Hope this helps.

HELEN said...

This looks lovely and I would like to make for my newly decorated living room, please can you tell me how many balls of wool 100g balls to make the original size. Thank you

Christina said...

I used 4 1/2 of the James Brett Chunky. I listed the yardage in case you were using a different yarn. Enjoy!

kiki83 said...

I'm a little confused! Maybe you can guide me, since I'm a beginner. I was using this pattern to make a scarf and cast on 60+1 since you said it was a 12 stitch repeat.
Okay I will be descriptive so you can understand my confusion: knit 1+ yo+knit 1= 3 stitches on my right needle (so 2 come from the left +yo=3 on the right). Then I slip a stitch over but it gets passed back over the knit 2, so my knit 2 on the left becomes one stitch on the right needle. The one on the left I slipped over becomes zero on the right. Then I close it up with knit 1+yo+knit 1 which is another 2 stitches from the left equalling 3 on the right needle.
By my calculations, I have taken 7 total stitches from my left needle. I now have 7 stitches on my right needle.
How is a pattern of 7 stitches a 12 stitch repeat?? Say I cast on 12+1 stitches and finish the first sequence at 7, it leaves me with only 6 stitches left on my cast and I cannot complete another sequence.
In fact I'd cast on 60+1 following the 12 stitch increments you noted. But I kept finishing my rows in different places in the pattern. Sometimes it would get it the knit 2, but no further, so I started losing stitches altogether from the previous decrease.
Please explain! It's a beautiful pattern but I'm so lost!

Christina said...

I have put a couple of things in the pattern to hopefully make it easier. I have updated to a 6 stitch repeat instead of 12, which is what I did. On the firs iteration of the repeat, you will have 7 stitches on your right needle, one of those is your first stitch or slipped stitch which is not part of the pattern repeat.

Ldowns625 said...

I am finished- except the binding off. The afghan is gorgeous. I did a pattern row, a knit row and bound off, but the edge is almost straight, not at all the lovely ruffle at the start. Ideas? Thank you.

Christina said...

It does it a bit, but not as much as the beginning. I suppose you could try binding off with a k2together where you want the indent...

I'm glad it turned out well. I put tassels on each of the curves which made the curve stand out more.

Would love to see a picture..maybe on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful pattern! I'm wondering if you can use circulars. I'm new at knitting. I sense if I used circulars, the piece would become difficult to manage after a while. Did you use straight needles and make panels? Thank you!

Christina said...

Thank you. This was made on circulars all in one piece. I did not think it was too difficult, but you could certainly make smaller panels and stitch them together. You might try putting a garter edge in both sides of a smaller panel and mattress stiching together. You would have to do a little math to figure out what you wanted. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to master the "nice edge" technique you describe (I am a beginning knitter). Is there another way to make the edges more sturdy? Perhaps add some extra knit stitches at the beginning and end of row? Or would that mess up the pattern repeat?

Christina said...

Slipping the first stitch is a standard way to make a straight edge when you know you're yarn won't twist the edge. You are welcome to add stitches to knit the edges if you'd like. Remember that you will have to add stitches. It will change the look of the pattern since it is meant to be made without the additional wider edge. The only reason this sound different is because the first stitch of the pattern is a yarn over. So maybe it will help you to think of that only. Slip the first stitch purlwise with the yarn in front, then do the yarn over. Good Luck!