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 circular needle (11 can be used for a bit loser knit)
RS: right side
SK2P: slip 1 stitch from left needle to right, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch back over knitted stitches. Double decrease.
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over
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.