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Animal Talk Throw
Lion Brand® Heartland - Homespun®
Pattern Number: L32277 For the child who loves to visit petting zoos or sing Old McDonald, this knit intarsia throw is just right for them. Knit the matching hat, scarf, and cardigan for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
29 x 38 in. (73.5 x 96.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

136-173 Heartland Yarn: Everglades

Medium to grass greens.


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Denim blue and gray.


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136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia

Ivory and cream shades.


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Shades of rust.


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Golden and chocolate browns.


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Rosy pink with flecks of white.


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Rich gold and maize shades.


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790-393 Homespun Yarn: Cream

Heathered Solid Light natural beige


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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
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.

NOTES:
1.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

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

2.

Throw is worked in intarsia and stranded colorwork, following Charts.

3.

When working from Chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

4.

When working in intarsia colorwork, do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section.

Wind yarns into separate balls as needed.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.

5.

When working in stranded colorwork, carry color not in use across WS of work.

6.

End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

7.

Borders are worked in one piece with the Throw.


INSTRUCTIONS



THROW With circular needle and A, cast on 130 sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 8 rows.

*Begin Checkerboard Chart 1 Next Row (RS): With A, k5 for Garter st border, working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart 1 across to last 5 sts, with A, k5 for Garter st border.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A and rem sts in Chart and St st, work until Row 4 of Checkerboard Chart 1 has been completed.** Begin Cow Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5, with B, k53, working in St st and intarsia colorwork, work Row 1 of Cow Chart across next 51 sts, with B, k16, with A, k5.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in Chart, and rem sts in St st with B, work until Row 16 of Cow Chart has been completed.

Begin Moo Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5, with B, k20, working in St st and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Moo Chart across next 17 sts, With B, k16, work Row 17 of Cow Chart over next 51 sts, with B, k16, with A, k5.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in charts, and rem sts in St st with B, work as established until all Row 9 of Moo Chart has been completed; then continue as established until Row 42 of Cow Chart has been completed.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A and rem sts in St st with B, work 4 rows.

Begin Checkerboard Chart 2 *Next Row (RS): With A, k5, working in St st and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart 2 across to last 5 sts, with A, k5.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A and rem sts in Chart and St st, work until Row 4 of Checkerboard Chart 2 has been completed.** Begin Duck Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5 for Garter st border, k53, working in St st and intarsia colorwork, work Row 1 of Duck Chart across next 51 sts, with A, k16, k5 for Garter st border.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in Chart and rem sts in St st with A, work until Row 16 of Duck Chart has been completed.

Begin Quack Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5 for Garter st border, k14, working in St st and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Quack Chart across next 29 sts, with A, k10, work Row 17 of Duck Chart over next 51 sts, with A, k16, k5 for Garter st border.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in Charts and rem sts in St st with A, work until Row 10 of Quack Chart has been completed, then continue as established until Row 42 of Duck Chart has been completed.

With A and keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work 4 rows.

Begin Checkerboard Chart 1 Rep from * to ** of Checkerboard Chart 1.

Begin Sheep Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5, with B, k53, working in St st and intarsia colorwork, work Row 1 of Sheep Chart across next 51 sts, with B, k16, with A, k5.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in Chart and rem sts in St st with B, work until Row 16 of Sheep Chart has been completed.

Begin Baa Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5, with B, k20, working in St st and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Baa Chart across next 17 sts, with B, k16, work Row 17 of Sheep Chart over next 51 sts, with B, k16, with A, k5.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in charts and rem sts in St st with B, work until Row 17 of Baa Chart has been completed, then continue as established until Row 42 of Sheep Chart has been completed.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A and rem sts in St st with B, work 4 rows.

Begin Checkerboard Chart 2 Rep from * to ** of Checkerboard Chart 2.

Begin Pig Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5, for Garter st border, k53, working St st and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Pig Chart across next 51 sts, with A, k16, k5 for Garter st border.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in chart and rem sts in St st with A, work until Row 16 of Pig Chart has been completed.

Begin Oink Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k5, for Garter st border, k19, working in St st and stranded colorwork work Row 1 of Oink Chart across next 19 sts, with A, k15, work Row 17 of Pig Chart over 51 sts, with A, k16, k5 for Garter st border.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, keeping in charts and rem sts in St st with A, work until Row 9 of Oink Chart has been completed, then continue as established until Row 42 of Pig Chart has been completed.

With A only, keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work 4 rows.

Begin Last Checkerboard Note: Substitute A for B on Chart 1.

Next Row (RS): With A, k5, for Garter st border, working in St st and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart 1 across to last 5 sts, with A, k5 for Garter st border.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A and rem sts in St st, work until Row 4 of Checkerboard Chart 1 has been completed.

With A only, work in Garter st for 8 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING NOTE: Ears, wing and tails are small objects that can present a choking hazard.

These embellishments can be omitted if you prefer.

If you do add them, sew ears and tail to completed Throw very securely, knotting yarn ends carefully to prevent baby from pulling them from Throw.

Embroidered French knot animal eyes can also present a choking hazard if not properly secured.

If you do choose to add them, be sure to knot all yarn ends very securely.



COW Tail With C and crochet hook, make a chain about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) long.

Fasten off.

Knot one end.

Sew opposite end to Cow.

Ear With C, cast on 3 sts.

Knit one row, purl one row.

Inc Row (RS): Kfb, k1, kfb – 5 sts.

Purl 1 row.

Inc Row: Kfb, k3, kfb – 7 sts.

Purl 1 row, knit 1 row.

Dec Row (WS): P2tog, p3, p2tog – 5 sts rem.

Knit 1 row.

Dec Row: P2tog, p1, p2tog – 3 sts rem.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

With tail, sew ear to Cow.

With B, embroider a French knot for eye.



DUCK Wing With G, cast on 15 sts.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st for 4 rows.

Dec Row (RS): K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog – 13 sts rem.

Purl 1 row.

Rep last 2 rows twice more – 9 sts rem.

Dec Row (RS): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 7 sts rem.

Bind off.

With RS facing and crochet hook, join D at one corner of wing.

Work slip st around edge of wing, leaving cast-on edge of Wing unworked.

Fasten off.

Sew wing to Duck.

With A, embroider a French knot for eye.



SHEEP Ear With E, work as for Cow ear.

Sew ear to Sheep.

With B, embroider a French knot for eye.



PIG Ear With F, cast on 5 sts.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st for 4 rows.

Dec Row (RS): K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog – 3 sts rem.

Purl 1 row.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem 3 sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely, then use yarn tail to sew ear to Pig.

Tail With F and crochet hook, make a chain about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) long.

Fasten off.

Coil chain into a tight spiral and sew to Pig.

With A, embroider a French knot for eye.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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