Laura Aylor's Merrywood Throw pattern works
beautifully with a semi-solid or kettle dyed worsted or aran weight yarn. For a
less-expensive option, use a workhorse yarn like Cascade 220. Use a minimum of
two colors or as many as you like (great stash-buster!)
Sample shown in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label (first photo) was
knit at 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette on US 8ís (5.0 mm). Sample shown in
Cascade 220 (photo 2) was knit at 5 stitches per inch on US 7ís
(4.5 mm). At 4.5 stitches per inch, the finished blocks are about 14 inches
square, at 5 stitches per inch the blocks measure about 12 inches square. Each
square uses approximately 175 yards on US 8ís (5.0 mm) and 130 yards on US 7ís
(4.5 mm). The scalloped border uses 280 to 360 yards.
Blocks are knit individually and seamed
together. The optional scalloped garter-stitch edge is knitted on.
Skills required: knitting, purling, short rows, slipping
stitches, decreasing, increasing, and picking up stitches. This pattern has a
lot going on and does require some concentration.
NOTE: Because of the short rows your squares will be lumpy
until you block your project. Steam blocking each square makes it easier to seam
Yardage: 1350 - 3860 yards
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