Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cotton Sofa Throw

Cotton Sofa Throw

Yarn: 10 balls of Elann Lara (100% cotton DK weight) 50gram ball = 126 m/138yds
Needles:  4mm (US6) circular (not to knit in round, but to hold all the stitches)
Several stitch markers. (13)
Gauge: not terribly important, but approximately 16 sts to 4 inches in wave pattern, or 18 sts to 4 inches in stocking stitch (after blocking!)
Size: 42 inches by 52 inches - *** after wash blocking*** .  This blanket grows and drapes even better after a full machine wash and block to dry (I draped it over a lawn chair and the breeze dried it perfectly).

PM = place marker


Cast on: cast on 1, PM , [cast on 17, PM] repeat 12 times, cast on 1  (206 sts)  You will always have 17 sts between the markers.

ROW 1:   k1,  [ k2tog,  k6, YO, k1, YO, k6, k2tog] repeat 12 times, k1  (slip markers as you go, you may remove them once you get the rhythm of the pattern if you like)
ROW 2:  Purl all.
ROW 3:  Knit all.

Repeat rows 1 , 2, and 3 until you have only about five yards of your last ball of yarn, then cast off loosely knitwise.  Wash and air dry.

To make longer, use more yarn. To make wider or narrower , use less repeats of pattern and adjust 17 for each 4 - 5 inches smaller or larger.







14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How very very pretty - and how very very clear and to the point the instructions are! TY!

Anonymous said...

This is the pattern that my mom made for all her kids and grand kids! Instead of doing the pattern for the complete afghan on one pair of needles, she would make it in strips and crochet them together when they were done. Each panel is 34 cast on, K row 1; ROW 2: P2 tog, P6, YO, P, YO, P6, P2 tog twice, P6, YO, P, YO, P6, P2 tog; ROW 3: K across. Repeat pattern 125 times. Typically there are 7 panels total for full size afghan, fewer if you want it smaller, same with number of repeats. Use size 10 needle

Susan flagg-stewart said...

I am bit confused... I have worked row one, row two (purl all), and row three (knit all)... I should now do a purl row to get me back to the right side, but the instructions say to start again at row one which is the pattern row. Is there a row four (purl all) to get me back to the right side? If I start back on row one now, I will be working the pattern row on the wrong side. I'm sorry, I'm still a new knitter.

chris said...

Hi Susan, The three row repeat creates a pattern that is the same on both sides (there is no "right" or "wrong" side) Once you get a few repeats of the three row pattern, it will look like my pictures and you will be less confused. Have faith!
Happy knitting, Chris

Anonymous said...

I would like to use a dk wool instead of cotton. What are your thoughts? Thanks.

chris said...

DK wool would be a wonderful choice. A bit warmer as a sofa throw than cotton. Go for it! Chris

Anonymous said...

Thank you����

Anonymous said...

I'm very new to knitting but want to give this a try. It's so pretty. I am twelve rows in and notice that my sets of the three row pattern have a curl to them. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

chris said...

If the curl you describe is a "wave" to the edge, that is supposed to happen! See the photos of the wavey edges above.

If that is not what you mean you can take a photo and attach it to an email, so I can see what you mean.

Hope that helps, chris

Anonymous said...

Yes I am talking about the wave and looking more closely at the pictures I think I'm on the right path. It's being a lot of fun to learn. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yes it is a wave. Looking at the pictures better it seems I'm in the right track. Thank you. It's being a lot of fun to learn.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how many stitches you cast on
What does pm meaan

chris said...

PM = place marker, and you will cast on 206 sts in total, placing markers as you go.
Hope that helps


chris

Lillian Burke said...

Love this pattern. Made one like this year's ago. I made it in strips. I think I'll try it this way. I have 9 more to do, maybe 13. Thank you Chris.