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Old 11-07-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Looking for beginner/easy throw pattern
I'm just getting back into knitting after a few years off and I'd like to make a simple throw/blanket. Can anyone help?

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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A simple pattern could be casting on and working garter stitch and then binding off. What do you have in mind?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Here's a few, but if you'd give us more information about what you want it would help. For example, do you want cables or blocks? Do you mind sewing parts together? Do you only want to a certain needle size or a certain weight yarn?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...square-blanket
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-comfort-throw
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-cabin-blanket
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ld-a-log-cabin

That last two are all garter stitch and each block is attached as it goes so no seams.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure I'm not advanced enough to figure out cables. Weight and needle size don't matter though. I've made scarves, dish clothes, a "booga" bag, and a felted bag a few years back. I've never done it, but I think I could handle sewing parts together.
Thanks for your help! I'm going to go check out those patterns now.
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BTW, I think you'd be surprised at how easy cables really are. They are a knitters little secret...they look so complicated!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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Another thing I could suggest for you would be to check out Lion brand yarn's website. They have a free pattern section. You will find many patterns for blankets there and I like that they're rated. They have beginner, intermediate, and advanced labels on patterns for different skill levels. If you don't understand a technique, you can Google, Youtube it, or ask a question here. We also have instructional videos at the top of the page for you to look at, if you haven't noticed.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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Here's a pattern I've been working lately:

I've been using double strands of worsted-weight yarn with size 13 needle.

Cast on 115 sts
K1 P1 K1 P1 across
K1 P1, repeat across

This is called the Seed stitch. Do this for 12 rows.
Row 13 - K1 P1 K1 P1 K1 P1 K across until 7 sts are left, K1 P1 K1 P1 K1 P1 K1

Row 14 - Seed st for the 1st 7 sts, then Purl 99 sts, Seed st for the last 7 sts.

Repeat rows 13 and 14 until it's about 60" long. Then do the Seed st across all sts for 12 rows.

Bind off

You will have a border of Seed st surrounding a center section of Stockinette st. You could cast on a smaller or larger amount of sts, depending on how large or small you want your blanket to be. Just make sure you use an ODD number of sts.

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