Chunky Knitted Throw
Being the Mom of boys, I was able to enjoy and learn so much about sports and all things boy! I was occasionally able to teach them a bit of art or do a home project with their help, but knitting was never something we explored together! I've been a knitter since my Grandmother taught me 45 years ago when we made a small blanket with variegated yarn and I still have it to this day! It's been amazing to see such pretty yarns developed over the years and for knitting to become such a trendy thing to do! There are so many simple patterns available and combined with the right yarns, some of these projects aren't nearly as time-consuming as they look.
So when Preston's friend Shelly told me she was knitting a chunky chenille throw, I couldn't wait to see it! She was frantically trying to finish the throw for his Christmas present since it would be the perfect thing to keep him warm when he headed back to college in Nebraska.
Shelly used Bernat Super Bulky yarn in Pale Gray. The chenille-like yarn is 100% polyester and each skein contains approximately 230 yards. The color would be a great accent in a modern decor! You can use any bulky yarn of your choice but I've given you instructions below for the throw Shelly made and designed.
Shelly's throw measures 3' x 5' but you can easily adjust the pattern to make larger or smaller. Click for our complete Knitting Basics series.
5 hanks Bernat Super Bulky yarn (she used Pale Gray)
One 36" circular size US 19 (15 mm) Or size to obtain gauge
5-1⁄2 sts and 9 rows = 4" in Lace Pattern.
Special Terms for Beginners:
k2tog: Knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased).
yo: Yarn over (1 st increased).
Garter Stitch (Gtr St): Knit all sts, every row.
Lace Pattern: (multiple of 2 sts)
(close up photo of Shelly knitting, her hands)
Row 1: (RS) *K2tog, yo, rep from * across.
Row 2: *Slip 1 st purlwise wyif, p1, pass the slipped st over the p st, yo, rep from * across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Lace Patt.
CO 76 sts. (RS) Begin Gtr St; work 4 rows even, end after a WS row. Est Patt: (RS) Work 5 sts in Gtr St, place marker (pm), work to last 5 sts in Lace Patt, pm, work to end in Gtr St. Work even as est until pc meas 36" from beg, end after WS Row 2 of Lace Patt. Change to Gtr St; (RS) work 5 rows in Gtr St, end after a RS row. (WS) BO all sts knitwise.
To finish, block piece to measurements.
Abbreviations for Knitters
approx – approximately
beg – begin(ning)
CO – Cast On
est – establish(ed)
Gtr st – Garter Stitch
meas – measures
patt – pattern
pc – piece
pm – place marker
rep – repeat
RS – Right Side
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side
wyif – with yarn in front yo – see Special Terms