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Heavenly Ivory Throw

Fall head over heels for the cuddly soft chenille blanket you can make with this easy knitting pattern.

Updated February 26, 2018
Heavenly Ivory Throw
Heavenly Ivory Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

There's nothing better than cuddling up in a blanket on the couch. This Heavenly Ivory Throw will be your slice of heaven once you take on this knit blanket pattern. With just enough detail to be visually appealing, this blanket knitting pattern is actually an easy knitting pattern. The simple design lets the soft chenille yarn take center stage. You won't be able to keep your hands off this knitted blanket, but why would you want to? Once you've followed this free knitting pattern and learned how to knit a blanket this soft, you'll never want to let it go.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

Gauge5 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 8 rows = 4” [10 cm]. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures about 44 x 53” [112 x 134.5 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Sweet™: 6 balls 13 Ivory
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 12.75 mm [US 17] 29” [73.5 cm] circular needle
  • Row counter (optional), yarn needle

Knit Blanket Pattern

This throw is worked, back and forth in rows, in a pattern of knit and purl rectangles. Use a row counter to help ensure that each repeat contains the same number of rows. The long tail cast on requires 3½ yards for the tail. Cast on and bind off loosely.

  1. Using long tail cast on, cast on 55 sts.

  2. Lower Border: Knit 3 rows.

  3. Begin Pattern. The stitch repeat chart is provided below. Be sure to click on that image to zoom in.
    Row 1 (right side): K3, *k7, p7; repeat from * to last 10 sts, k10.

  4. Row 2 (wrong side): K3, *p7, k7; repeat from * to last 10 sts, p7, k3.

  5. Rows 3–12: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 five times.

  6. Row 13 (right side): K3, *p7, k7; repeat from * to last 10 sts, p7, k3.

  7. Row 14 (wrong side): K3, *k7, p7; repeat from * to last 10 sts, k10.

  8. Rows 15–18: Repeat Rows 13 and 14 twice.

  9. Row 19–90: Repeat Rows 1–18 four more times.

  10. Rows 91–102: Repeat Rows 1–12.

  11. Top Border. Knit 3 rows.

  12. Bind off as if to knit. Weave in ends. 

Abbreviations

k
knit
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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love the pattern, sad though because Red Heart has discontinued the yarn... happens a lot to me when looking at patterns sigh

Looks like an easy pattern but now sure how thick the yarn is. You can also use other yarn and double it. Also, not sure if 55 stitches are enough. You can also increase the stitches as long as you have enough for the pattern. I prefer to use solid colors for a simple stitch pattern. It defines the stitches better. Should work up quickly and additional throws are always a plus.

I must be missing something about understanding these instructions. I know I knit tightly, so using size 17 needles, I cast on 14 more stitches than the pattern called for. I knitted 3 rows and wasn't even close to 44". Casting on 55 is correct? I am now knitting it with 97 CO stitches. Have to get more yarn and that's disappointing. What did I do wrong?

If you use the exact yarn and exact needles required to create the project and it is not coming out to size you have a gauge issue. I have made this and the 55 stitch cast on is correct.

I've seen jumbo blanket yarn on sale in the store but I've never worked with it, so this project looks interesting. This seems like a nice basket weave pattern that should be easy to make. The super thick yarn should make it very soft and plush too. It would make a nice gift for someone.

Chenille is such a luxurious yarn, and glad to hear from the knitter below it didn't take long to make. I like that it has an easy chart to follow because I have no experience in that.

Not liking the new format, seems to be missing lots of info like what yarn and how much to use. I did go look this one up, so I do have the info now. This blanket took less than 7 hours to make. Thank you.

Hello Ealizabethane 1862 886! This pattern was missing the materials list. It has been updated to include all relevant information. Sorry for the inconvenience! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

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