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DonnaPotter
05-11-2013, 02:30 PM
Hi yall, looking for simple pattern to knit a lap throw (afghan) for adult. I know how to knit, but not sure how many "stiches" to cast on and how long it should be. Many advance thanks, Donna Potter

salmonmac
05-11-2013, 03:40 PM
There are several patterns (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#sort=best&query=easy knit lapghans) on Ravelry that will help give you an idea of size and maybe pattern for a lap throw. There's quite a variety of sizes (from 27x38" to 48x48" with lots of sizes in betwen) so it will be a matter of your preference. The number of stitches to cast on will depend on the yarn and needle size that you're using and also the pattern stitch.

sandybanks
05-12-2013, 09:07 AM
DK yarn, any colour but preferably pastels or white

Old Size 8 Straight Needles/4mm straight needles



Abbreviations:

CO: Cast On

K: Knit

P: Purl

* *: Repeat instructions between asterisks, as directed

Pattern:

CO 78 stitches

Rows 1-3: Knit

Rows 4-7: K7, *K4, P4* until last 3 stitches, K3

Rows 8-11: K3, *P4, K4* until last 3 stitches, K3

Repeat rows 4-11 until blanket measures desired length.

Rows 12-13: Knit
................................................


its just a basket weave pattern ,but not too difficult

shadowfox118
05-12-2013, 09:32 AM
DK yarn, any colour but preferably pastels or white

Old Size 8 Straight Needles/4mm straight needles



Abbreviations:

CO: Cast On

K: Knit

P: Purl

* *: Repeat instructions between asterisks, as directed

Pattern:

CO 78 stitches

Rows 1-3: Knit

Rows 4-7: K7, *K4, P4* until last 3 stitches, K3

Rows 8-11: K3, *P4, K4* until last 3 stitches, K3

Repeat rows 4-11 until blanket measures desired length.

Rows 12-13: Knit
................................................


its just a basket weave pattern ,but not too difficult
wow that actually sounds pretty

GrumpyGramma
05-12-2013, 11:04 AM
I like basket weave patterns, they're pretty. I think the size 8 needles might be a bit large for the DK yarn. Try a swatch and see what you think. You'll need to swatch to get your gauge and determine how wide 78 stitches will be.

catlvr
05-12-2013, 11:06 AM
wow that actually sounds pretty

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