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Colorful Fair Isle Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Amazing®
Pattern Number: L20285 Explore colorwork with this beautiful throw. The Fair Isle design is worked in cool shades of Wool-Ease and Amazing to make the color changes even more stunning.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 40 x 48 in. (101.5 x 122 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-114 Wool-Ease Yarn: Denim

Deep blue and gray


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.88
Note: (A)

620-123 Wool-Ease Yarn: Seaspray

Soft sea-foam green


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

825-203 Amazing Yarn: Wildflowers

Light green, lavender, dusty pink, and blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.58
Note: (C)

825-206 Amazing Yarn: Arcadia

Medium green, burnt orange, deep blue, and dark red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29
Note: (D)

Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 8
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 7.50


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

GAUGE:
18 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH Seed st (multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.

Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
1.

Throw is worked in Fair Isle colorwork using 2 colors per row.

Carry color not in use across WS of work.

2.

Fair Isle patterns can be worked from written instructions or by following the Chart.

Work Chart in St st and read RS rows of Chart from right to left.

Read WS rows from left to right.

3.

If carrying color across 5 or more sts, twist yarns on WS to prevent overly long strands (floats) on the WS.

4.

Throw is worked on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

5.

Top and bottom Seed st borders are knit with Throw.

Side borders are added after Throw has been completed.


INSTRUCTIONS



THROW With A, cast on 175 sts.

Border Work back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.

Work in Seed st for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Increase Row:K1, kfb, work in Seed st to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 177 sts.



Begin Fair Isle Pattern Row 1 (RS): With A, knit.

Row 2: With A, purl.

Row 3: With A, k1; with B, k7; *with A, k2; with B, k1; with A, k2; with B, k7; rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 4: With A, p2; with B, p5; *with A, p2; with B, p3; with A, p2; with B, p5; rep from * to last 2 sts; with A, p2.

Row 5: With A, k3; with B, k3; *with A, k2; with B, k5; with A, k2; with B, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.

Row 6: With A, p4; with B, p1; *with A, p2; with B, p7; with A, p2; with B, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, with A, p4.

Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Row 9: With A, k3; with C, k3; *with A, k2; with C, k7; with A, k1; with C, k1; with A, k1; with C, k7; with A, k2; with C, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.

Row 10: With A, p3; with C, p3; *with A, p2; with C, p6; with A, p2; with C, p1; with A, p2; with C, p6; with A, p2; with C, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts; with A, p3.

Row 11: With A, k3; with C, k3; *with A, k2; with C, k5; with A, k3; with C, k1; with A, k3; with C, k5; with A, k2; with C, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.

Row 12: With A, p3; with D, p3; *with A, p2; with D, p4; with A, p4; with D, p1; with A, p4; with D, p4; with A, p2; with D, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, p3.

Row 13: With A, k3; with D, k3; *with A, k2; with D, k3; with A, k5; with D, k1; with A, k5; with D, k3; with A, k2; with D, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, k3.

Row 14: With A, p3; with B, p3; *with A, p2; with B, p2; with A, p2; with B, p9; with A, p2; with B, p2; with A, p2; with B, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with A, p3.

Row 15: Rep Row 13.

Row 16: Rep Row 12.

Row 17: Rep Row 11.

Row 18: Rep Row 10.

Row 19: Rep Row 9.

Row 20: Rep Row 8.

Rows 21-220: Rep Rows 1-20 ten more times.

Rows 221-228: Rep Rows 1-8.Cut B, C, and D.



Border Decrease Row (RS): With A only, k1, k2tog, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 175 sts at the end of this row.

Work in Seed st as established for 2 in.

(5 cm).Bind off in pattern.



FINISHING Side Border Note: To pick up sts evenly spaced across an edge, first divide the edge into equal segments.

Use clips or scrap yarn to mark the segments.

For this Throw, you need to pick up 211 sts, so divide the edge into 10 equal segments.

Now, simply pick up and k21 sts in each of the first 9 segments, and 22 sts across the 10th segment.

From RS with A, pick up and k211 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Throw including side edges of top and bottom borders.

Work in Seed st for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Bind off in pattern.

Rep across opposite side edge.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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