The Faded Throw Knitting Pattern

Well, its finally 2021! I hope you were able to have a bit of a break and enjoy some downtime over the last two weeks. I spent the holidays with my little family unit enjoying a quiet Christmas at home since our city was on a lockdown due to the Coronavirus. It was different, but as an introvert, I have to admit that it was kind of nice. I was able to get a lot of knitting done, and catch up on older unfinished projects.

One of the projects that I completed was this cozy throw/blanket that I knit with Knit Picks Brava Premium Acrylic worsted weight yarn, which is one of my favourite acrylic yarns. I chose acrylic for this pattern because I wanted to make it affordable and machine washable. Also, many of my followers have wool allergies, and acrylic is great for sensitive skin.

You may have noticed that I have a cute new model in my photos of this blanket. The schools in our city will not have in person classes until next week, so while my son Noah had a break from home schooling, I managed to convince him to snuggle up with the blanket and pose for a photo. He did a great job, and then announced that he was keeping the blanket as payment lol.

Anyways, scroll down to find the pattern for this beginner friendly blanket below on this page. I’ve also included some other colour options in case you’d like to switch it up!


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The Faded Throw Knitting Pattern

Materials:

To make this blanket, you will need the following supplies:

  • US Size 10 (6.0 mm) circular knitting needles (min 32” cord).
  • Knit Picks Brava Worsted Weight Yarn:
    • Colour A: Black – 4 Skeins.
    • Colour B: Asphalt Heather – 4 Skeins.
    • Colour C: Cobblestone Heather – 2 Skeins.
  • Scissors.
  • Large Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends.

Other Colour Combinations:

Here are a few other colour combinations from the Brava Worsted line that I think would look great:

Finished Size:

Finished blanket measures:  35” X 75”.

Gauge:

12.5 stitches X 24 rows = 4” in pattern stitch.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit.

P: Purl.

Pattern:

Note: This blanket is knit flat in rows, using circular knitting needles to hold the large number of stitches.  Make a small swatch that is a multiple of 4 plus 3 (e.g. 23 stitches) to check the gauge and practice the stitch pattern before starting.

With Colour A, cast on 235 stitches using the long tail cast on method.

Row 1: Knit all stitches.

Row 2: *K3, P1; repeat from * to last three stitches; K3.

Row 3: Knit all stitches.

Row 4: K1; *P1, K3; repeat from * to last two stitches, P1, K1.

Complete rows 1-4 eleven times (total of 44 rows).

Switch to Colour B and repeat rows 1-4 eleven times (total of 44 rows).

Switch to Colour C and repeat rows 1-4 eleven times (total of 44 rows).

Switch to Colour B and repeat rows 1-4 eleven times (total of 44 rows).

Switch to Colour A and repeat rows 1-4 eleven times (total of 44 rows).

Cast off, and weave in all loose ends.

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and I am so grateful for your support!  Don’t forget that you can purchase the ad-free PDF file.  Purchasing the PDF file helps support this website and allows me to continue to share my patterns and inspiration with you guys!   

Should you have any issues with the download, please email: info@leeleeknits.com for assistance. 

Purchase the PDF file (which will be emailed to you automatically after purchase) for $5 USD by clicking the button below or through Ravelry


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