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Centerpiece Treasure
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60136AD
Knit Centerpiece TreasureIntermediate Knitting in the round and increasing out from the center gives this beautiful blanket its unusual shape.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 64 in. (162.5 cm) square. Since piece is not a perfect square, measurement is based on row gauge. Measurement of piece will vary greatly depending on where measurement is taken.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather

Heathered cream


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Note: (A

620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom

Soft taupe brushed with gray


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Note: (B)

620-126 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chocolate Brown

Rich, deep brown


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620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


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620-139 Wool-Ease Yarn: Dark Rose Heather

Violet red with gray heather


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620-104 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blush Heather

Light rose and soft cream


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620-171 Wool-Ease Yarn: Gold

Bright goldenrod yellow


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620-177 Wool-Ease Yarn: Loden

Dark pine green


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620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


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620-123 Wool-Ease Yarn: Seaspray

Soft sea-foam green


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Note: (K)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 16 in. (40 cm) long Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 24 in. (60 cm) long Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 36 in. (91 cm) long
GAUGE:
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over 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:
M1 (make 1 st) Knit rows Insert left needle from front to back under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st on left needle.

Knit this strand through back loop to twist it.

M1 (make 1 st) Purl rows Insert left needle from back to front under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st on left needle.

Purl this strand through front loop to twist it.

NOTES:
Many different lengths of circular needles are called for since throw begins with very few sts and ends with very many.


INSTRUCTIONS



THROW Beg at center with A and double pointed needles (dpn), cast on 8 sts.

Divide evenly on 4 dpns with 2 sts on each needle.

Join, taking care not to twist sts and mark beg of rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: * K2, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 12 sts.

Rnd 3: * K3, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 16 sts.

Rnds 4-6: Cont in this manner, knitting 1 st more before each M1 every rnd (4 sts are increased every row) -28 sts after Rnd 6.

Color Rnd 1: Change to B and work rnds as before, inc 4 sts each rnd with 1 more st before M1 - 32 sts.

Color Rnd 2: * P8, M1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Color Rnds 3- 6: Cont as in this manner, purling 1 st more before each M1 every rnd.

Color Rnd 7: * K13, M1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Color Rnds 8- 12: Continue in this manner, knitting 1 st more before each M1 every rnd.

Repeat Color Rnds 1-12 in each color as in color sequence as follows: C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, H, E, F, A, B, C.

Knit Color Rnds 1 and Color Rnds 7-12, purl Color Rnds 2-6.

This alternates color stripes in St st and Rev St st.

Always work 1 stitch more before each M1 every rnd.

Change needle lengths as needed to accommodate number of sts.

After working last Color Rnds 1-12 in C, cont with C in garter st (p 1 rnd, k 1 rnd) for 5 rnds.Bind off all sts loosely in knit.





FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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