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Knit Commemorative Police Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 20128KAD
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 member of the police force (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. Click here for the crochet version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
44" x 64" including border

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 20, 2002)
The pattern for the badge was inadvertently omitted from the first printing of the pattern. (both Knit and Crochet Versions). There are also corrections to the graphs for the police station and whistle, as well as a number of minor versions to both the crochet and knitted versions..The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-111 Wool-Ease Yarn: Navy

Dark navy blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Note: (MC)

620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


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Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Note: (A)

620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.94
Note: (B)

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: (C)

620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
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Note: (D)

620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom

Soft taupe brushed with gray


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Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: (E)

620-232 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wood Multi

Brown, tan, and pine green


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Note: (F)

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


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Note: (G)

620-130 Wool-Ease Yarn: Green Heather DISCONTINUED

Soft dark green with a hint of gray.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.79
Note: (H)

620-127 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mink Brown

Dark brown with tan


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Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: (I)

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Note: (J)

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


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Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: (K)

Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Size 8 (5 mm) 36 in. or longer circular knitting needles
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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Rib Pattern (multiple of 8 + 4) Row 1 (RS) K 2, *p 4, k 4; repeat from *, end p 2.

Row 2 P 2, *k 4, p 4; repeat from *, end k 2.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for pattern.

NOTES:
Afghan is worked in St st throughout.

Motifs are worked in duplicate stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOTTOM PANEL Police Cap: With A, cast on 60 sts.

Work 96 rows in St st.

Bind off.

Motorcycle: With C, cast on 120 sts.

Work 26 rows in St st.

Change to B and continue in St st until a total of 96 rows are completed.

Bind off.

MIDDLE PANEL Whistle: With D, cast on 45 sts and work 140 rows in St st.

Bind off.

Police Station: With E, cast on 75 sts.

Work 25 rows in St st.

Change to B and continue in St st until a total of 140 rows are completed.

Bind off.

Dog: With F, cast on 55 sts.

Work 36 rows in St st.

Change to D and continue in St st until 140 rows are completed.

Bind off.

TOP PANEL Police Car: With G, cast on 135 sts.

Work 24 rows in St st.

Change to B and continue in St st until 112 rows are completed.

Bind off.

Badge:With D, cast on 45 sts.

Work 112 rows in St st.

Bind off.





CONNECTING STRIPS Make two 42" long for panels, one 16" long strip for bottom, two 23" long strips for center, and one 18" long strip for top.

Cast on 14 sts.

Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 (WS) K 4, p 6, k 4.

Rows 2, 6 and 8 (RS) K 1, p 3, k 6, p 3, k1.

Row 4 P 4, slip next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k 3 then k 3 from cn, p 4 Repeat Rows 1 - 8 for length indicated.Following photograph, assemble panels by sewing connecting strips to motifs.

Use long strips to connect three panels.





TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERSWith MC and RS facing, pick up 188 sts along top of afghan.

Work Rib Pattern for 6 rows, inc 1 st each side every other row 2 times - 192 sts.

Bind off in pattern.

Repeat for bottom of afghan.





SIDE BORDERSWith MC and RS facing, pick up 276 sts along side of afghan.

Work Rib Pattern same as top - 280 sts.

Bind off in pattern.

Sew corner seams.





FINISHING: Whistle Cord:With MC and crochet hook, ch stitch cord following photo for placement.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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