Red Heart Mixology Retro Knit Throw

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by Julie Farmer, Red Heart

Red Heart Mixology Retro Knit Throw

What does this throw have in common with the lottery? Pick three unique mix and match Mixology yarns -- bulky, solid, print and textured -- to create a winning look!

Use a gauge of 18 sts + 8 rows in stripe sequence to knit a throw that is 40" wide x 55" long. 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.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Throw
    With A, cast on 80 sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.
    Knit 4 rows.
    Change to D.
    Row 1 (right side): Knit.
    Row 2: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
    Row 3: K4, *[k2tog] 3 times, [yarn over, k1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
    Row 4: Knit.
    Change to A.
    Repeat Rows 1–4 and continue to change color as in Stripe Sequence for all 140 rows of sequence.
    With A, knit 4 rows.
    Bind off.
  • 2
    Finishing
    Weave in ends.
  • 3
    Abbreviations
    A = Retro
    B = Retro Print
    C = Ivory
    D = Jade
    E = Coral
    K = Knit
    K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
    Stripe Sequence = Work * 4 rows with D, 4 rows with A, 4 rows with E, 4 rows with C, 8 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with A, 4 rows with E, 4 rows with D, 4 rows with A, 4 rows with C, 8 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with D, 4 rows with A **, 4 rows with E, work in reverse from ** back to * for a total of 140 rows in sequence.
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    [] = Work directions in brackets the number of times specified
    * = Repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Three Skeins of Red Heart Mixology in both Retro and Retro Print, Two Skeins in Ivory, Jade & Coral
  • •Susan Bates Circular Knitting Needle 12.75 mm - 24" (60 cm) & Yarn Needle