For today’s Free Pattern Friday, we’re bringing you something I wish I had at my desk right now – a super-bulky, super-comfy knit throw pattern from our friends at Yarnspirations. Fend off that winter chill with this easy knitting pattern that’s perfect for beginners and more advanced knitters alike. Cozy up and dig into this fun, free knitting project!
Bernat® Mega Bulky™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 64 yds/58 m)
Contrast A Aran (88008): 4 balls
Contrast B New Gold (88609): 2 balls
Contrast C Black (88040): 2 balls
Contrast D Purple (88334): 2 balls
Contrast E Radiant Orchid (88314): 2 balls
Size U.S. 35 (19 mm) circular knitting needle 29″ [73.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
Approx 40″ x 62″ [101.5 x 157.5 cm].
5 sts and 7 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stocking st.
Approx = Approximately
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
With A, cast on 54 sts. Do not join.
Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 3 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS.
Beg Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. *(ssk) twice. (K1. M1) 4 times. (K2tog) twice. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
Last 4 rows form Ripple Pat. First 4 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Cont in pat as established until 32 rows of Stripe Pat have been completed 3 times.
With A, knit 3 rows.
Cast off (WS).
Have you ever knit a blanket before?