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Knit Commemorative Fire Fighter Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 20079KAD
Please Note: The graphs for this pattern were created in color and you may not be able to read them if printed in black and white Honor the firefighter (or the child who dreams of being one) with this special Wool-Ease throw. Each block is stitched in a solid color after which the images are created with duplicate or cross stitch.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
47 inches x 61 1/4 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.98
Note: A

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


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Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Note: B

620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.76
Note: C

620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Note: D

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: E

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: F

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: G

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Size 8 (5 mm) - 36 inches circular knitting needle
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Each panel is worked in St st background with cross stitch embroidered motifs.


INSTRUCTIONS



FIREMAN'S HAT
With B, cast on 68 sts.

Work in St st for 76 rows.

Bind off.
FIRE HOSE
With C, cast on 117 sts.

Work in St st for 76 rows.

Bind off.
FIRE HYDRANT
With A, cast on 47 sts.

Work in St st for 144 rows.

Bind off.
FIREHOUSE
With E, cast on 67 sts.

Work in St st for 28 rows, ending with a WS row.

Change to C and cont in St st for 116 more rows - 144 rows total.

Bind off.


DALMATIAN
With A, cast on 62 sts.

Work in St st for 144 rows.

Bind off.
FIRE TRUCK
With E, cast on 127 sts.

Work in St st for 16 rows, ending with a WS row.

Change to C and cont in St stfor 80 more rows - 96 rows total.

Bind off.
FIRE ALARM
With B, cast on 58 sts.

Work in St st for 96 rows.

Bind off.



EMBROIDERY
Work cross stitch and embroidery on all panels by following charts, centering each motif in its panel.



HORIZONTAL PANELS
Work all panels with D.
Top
With RS facing, pick up 194 sts.

Work in Garter st until panel measures 2 1/4".

Bind off.


Middle
Pick up 194 sts.

Work in Garter st until panel measures 2 1/2".

Bind off.

Sew to top panel.


Bottom
Pick up 194 sts.

Work in Garter st until panel measures 2 1/2".

Bind off.

Sew to middle panel.


Rotate afghan and pick up 194 sts across bottom edge.

Work in Garter st until panel measures 2 1/2".

Bind off.



SIDE PANELS
With RS facing and D, pick up 270 sts evenly across long edge of afghan.

Work in Garter st until panel measures 2 1/4".

Bind off.



VERTICAL PANELS
Work all panels with D.
Bottom
Cast on 9 sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 12 1/2" from beg.

Bind off.

Sew between Fireman's Hat and Fire Hose panels.
Middle (Make 2)
Cast on 9 sts.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 24" from beg.

Bind off.

Sew one between Fire Hydrant and Firehouse panels, and one between Firehouse and Dalmatian panels.
Top
Cast on 9 sts.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 16" from beg.

Bind off.

Sew between Fire Truck and Fire Alarm panels.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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