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9 Cousins Lapghan & Memory Book
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Jiffy® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: BK4K-0510002 This is a super project that long-distance family members can do 'together' to make a single gift. Nine individual squares are knitted and then joined into a single large plaid lapghan. Each person making a square also create two pages for the memory book that is part of the gift.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Each square approximately 10 inches x 13" [approximately 25 x 33 cm] Finished lapghan approximately 44 inches x 50 inches

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids



640-153 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Black

True black

Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 37.96
Note: (A)

640-138 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Cranberry

Deep red

Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98
Note: (B)

430-210 Jiffy Thick & Quick Yarn: Ozarks

Red and burgundy, transitioning to gray and black.

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 7.60

Additional Materials
Scrapbook Two pages (minimum) per person contributing to the throw
8 stitches + 10 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Garter stitch (knit every row). 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.


The Jiffy Thick and Quick in our example happened to produce a pattern when knitted at the gauge and in the size square shown.

Not all skeins will yield an identical result.


While knitting, take pictures of the knitter at work for use in the memory book.



make 2 in (C) and 1 in (B) - 3 total
Cast on 20 stitches.

Work in garter stitch for 32 rows.

Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

Make 3 in (C) and 3 in (B) - 3 total
Cast on 20 stitches.

Work in garter stitch for 32 rows.
Change to (A).

Work in garter stitch for 6 rows.

Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.


Assemble squares into strips as shown:
Strip B
Make 2 Strip A
Make 1

Pick up 54 stitches on one lengthwise edge of strip A.

Knit 6 rows, bind off.
Pick up 54 stitches on the other side of the same strip.

Knit 12 rows, bind off.
Repeat for second strip A.

You will now have strips that look like this:
Strip A (2 strips) Strip B (1 strip)

Lay the strips out as shown and sew together.

Note that one of the black edges is wider than the other -- this goes on the outside.

You may find that the sizes of the squares vary somewhat, particularly if they were made by beginning knitters.

The purpose of the black strips is to allow some ease in joining the squares if they are a little different in size.

Strip B Strip A Strip B

Pick up all stitches across the end of the throw (78 stitches).

Knit 12 rows, bind off, weaving in ends.

Repeat for other end.

Finished throw:


Each person contributing to the project is responsible for contributing two pages of content.

Some of the pictures should show the square in throw "under construction ", others are '"memories" pictures showing the maker and person who is receiving the throw.

Add stories, remembrances, captions, poems or personal notes to make this a unique and personal gift.

k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)

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