For most of us it is still winter.
As we watch our Canadians excelling at the Winter Olympics
we might want a little bit of TV knitting.
Here is a easy free afghan pattern to knit that you can make with almost any yarn;
it is a great stash busting pattern or use any yarn that you fancy.
A cozy afghan to wrap yourself up on a cold winter’s nights.
Looks great a home decor piece.
The sample is made with Louet Mohair which we have on sale for an amazing $5.00 a skein while quantities last.
Here is the link to the Yarn
Download Pattern: Elegant Mohair Throw
This elegant throw is very simple to knit and is suitable for any level of knitter.
Yarn Requirements: 10 skeins Louet Brushed Mohair, worsted weight. (50g skein—105 yds).
Sample was knit using 2 each of 5 colours: black # 22, dark grey # 49, smoke # 21, desert #01,
chestnut # 53. To make it your own, choose from the many beautiful shades of this yarn to suit your
Needles: 8mm circular needle 100cm or longer. Gauge: 10 sts = 10 cm
Cast on 150 stitches in any colour. Knit 2 rows. Change to a new colour every 2 rows repeating this
until all the yarn is knit. When done cast off loosely.
At the same time and on every row leave a tail about 10—12” (will be 5—6” folded in half). This will
form the fringe. After the throw in completed or as you go cut the tail in half and tie one tail to its
neighbour. This will form the fringe.
You have equal amounts of each colour so you need to knit approximately the same # of rows of each
colour. Don’ t repeat colours in same sequence but vary the sequence as it suits your fancy. To create
more interest you can do a couple of things. If you don ’t want a solid stripe effect then about
every 8th colour change knit 3 rows instead of 2; or after 2 rows don ’t turn the work but attach a
new colour and knit back from the opposite end from where you ended. On circular needles you can
start from either end. This will shake up the stripes and add a softer look.
Sit, relax, enjoy!