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Knitted Southwestern Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: kwe-swafghan

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
Throw measures approx 39 inches x 55 inches without border.



620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather

Medium brown and burgundy

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Note: (A)

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays

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620-180 Wool-Ease Yarn: Forest Green Heather

Dark pine green with medium green

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620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom

Soft taupe brushed with gray

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Blues with greens and reddish tones

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620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Additional Materials
14 sts and 19 rows = 4 inches on size 8 needles with two strands of yarn held tog. 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.


Two strands of matching color are held tog throughout.

When changing colors, be sure to twist yarn on WS from underneath to avoid holes.

Color D sections have 10 rows more than B, C, E and F sections.


With two strands of A held tog, cast on 137 sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), foll chart rep across row (4 times), plus the end st.

Cont foll chart, working in the foll color sequence: A, B, C, D, E and F.

On foll row, cont with D as est, then foll chart beg with chart Row 87 and substitute C for E, B for F and A for D.

When B section is complete, work 4 rows in St st with A (not indicated on chart).

Bind off.


Top: With RS facing and A, pick up and k 137 sts along top of throw.

Work in garter st (k every row), inc 1 st each side every other row in the foll color sequence: Cont with A for 3 more rows, D for 4 rows, E for 4 rows, then with F work 1 row and bind off on the foll row.

Bottom: Work same as for top border.

Sides: With RS facing and A, pick up and k approx 168 sts evenly spaced along side edge of throw and work same border as for top and bottom of throw.

Rep for opposite side.

Sew mitered corners.

The stitch diagram below is 21 inches long and twenty-three inches wide; it is presented in six overlapping parts.

Note that this is not the entire afghan, but is a representation of a complete repeat of the pattern:

Click each section individually to get the diagram.

Return to the pattern and click the individual sections of the drawing to obtain the charts.

When assembling the chart, please note that the rows and columns overlap and position the paper accordingly!

approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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