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Traffic Throw
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32281 Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
30 1/2 x 34 in. (77.5 x 86.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-149 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Silver Grey

Medium sterling gray


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Note: (A)

860-151 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Charcoal Grey

Dark gray


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860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


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860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

True black


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860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green Vibrant medium green
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860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


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860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


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860-134 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Terracotta

Pumpkin orange


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 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:
Surface Chain StitchWith yarn threaded into blunt needle, bring needle from WS to RS through piece.

*Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop.

Insert needle back into where it emerged, do not pull tight.

Bring needle back through work a short distance from previous insertion point and through small loop; rep from * for desired length.



PATTERN STITCHES Road Pattern (multiple 5 sts +2) Row 1 (RS): With B, knit.

Row 2: With B, purl.

Note: For Rows 3 and 4, carry B and C across WS of work.

Row 3: *With B, k2, with C, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, with B, k2.

Row 4: *With B, p2, with C, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, with B, p2.

Row 5: With B, knit.

Row 6: With B, purl.Rep Rows 1-6 for Road patt.



Highway Stitch (worked over 5 sts) Row 1: With B, k2, with C, k1, with B, k2.

Row 2: With B, p2, with C, k1, with B, p2.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Highway st.

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 Charts, 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.

If desired, small areas of color may be worked in Duplicate st when piece is completed.

7.

Borders are worked in one piece with the Throw.

8.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS



THROW With circular needle and A, cast on 122 sts.

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

Begin Road patt Row 1 (RS): With A, k5, work Row 1 of Road patt across to last 5 sts, with A, k5.

Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A and rem sts in Road patt, work until Row 6 of Road patt has been completed.

Begin Charts Next Row (RS): With A, k5, beg with Row 1, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k13, work Row 1 of Orange Car Chart across next 30 sts, with A, k12, work Row 1 of Truck Chart across next 34 sts, with A, k13, work Row 1 of Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k5.

Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns as established and rem sts in St st and Charts, and working rem sts in A, work until all rows of Charts have been completed.

Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns as established and rem sts in St st with A only, work 10 rows.

Road Pattern Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns as established, and beg with Row 1, work Road patt across center 102 sts.

Keeping to patterns as established, work until Row 6 of Road patt has been completed.

Begin Second Section of Charts Next Row (RS): With A, k5, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k9, beg with Row 1, work Blue Car Chart across next 30 sts, with A, k9, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k9, work Row 1 of Green Car Chart across next 30 sts, with A, k10, work 5 sts in Highway st, with A, k5.

Keeping to patterns as established, work until all rows of Charts have been completed.

Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns and center 5 sts in Highway st as established, and rem sts in St st with A only, work for 12 rows.

Road Pattern Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns as established, and beg with Row 1, work Road patt across center 102 sts.

Keeping to patterns as established, work until Row 6 of Road patt has been completed.

Begin Third Section of Charts Next Row (RS): With A, k5, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k14, beg with Row 1, work Light Chart across next 7 sts, with A, k13, substituting E for F on Chart, work Row 1 of Truck Chart across next 34 sts, with A, k13, work Light Chart across next 7 sts, with A, k14, work 5 sts in Highway st, with A, k5.

Keeping to patterns as established, work until all rows of Charts have been completed.

Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns as established, work rem sts in St st with A only for 10 rows.

Road Pattern Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns as established, and beg with Row 1, work Road patt across center 102 sts.

Keeping to patterns as established, work until Row 6 of Road patt has been completed.

Begin Fourth Section of Charts Next Row (RS): With A, k5, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k9, beg with Row 1, work Blue Car Chart across next 30 sts, with A, k9, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k9, work Row 1 of Orange Car Chart across next 30 sts, with A, k10, work 5 sts in Highway st, with A, k5.

Keeping to patterns as established, work until all rows of Charts have been completed.

Keeping first and last 10 sts in patterns and center 5 sts in Highway st as established, work rem sts in St st with A only for 12 rows.

Road Pattern Keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st with A, and beg with Row 1, work Road patt across center 102 sts.

Keeping to patterns as established, work until Row 6 of Road patt has been completed.

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

Bind off.



FINISHING With D, work surface chain st around each wheel.

With B, work surface chain st around Light.

Work surface chain st around lights with E, G and H.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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