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Zigzag Knit Throw

Stay warm, comfortable, and cozy when you knit this beautiful throw!

Zigzag Knit Throw
Zigzag Knit Throw
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Add warmth to your favorite reading nook when you create the Zigzag Knit Throw! The intermediate knit pattern uses an intricate design that will look stunning when draped over your favorite chair or couch. This blanket is warm and cozy. It's also just the right size for cuddling and snuggling while reading a book or watching TV. The pattern likely won't take long for you to memorize, too. The result is a gorgeous and warm knit throw that you will be proud to show off. This design is also intricate enough to use as a gift for a housewarming party or bridal shower!


Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge11 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in lace stitch with 2 strands of yarn held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures 46" [117 cm] x 55" [140 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 10 balls 9388 Wheat
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 9mm [US 13], 29" [74 cm] long or longer
  • Yarn needle



Throw is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout. 

Special Abbreviations

  1. skp: (1 st decrease) Slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over.

  2. sk2p: (2 sts decrease) Slip 1, knit 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over.


  1. Holding 2 strands of yarn together, cast on 127 sts.

  2. Knit 2 rows.

  3. Row 1 (Right side): K1, *[yo, skp] 4 times, k1, [skp, yo] 4 times, k1; repeat from * across.

  4. Row 2: Purl.

  5. Row 3: K2 *[yo, skp] 3 times, yo, sk2p, [yo, skp] 3 times, yo **, k3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, ending last repeat at **; k2.

  6. Row 4: Purl.

  7. Repeat Rows 1-4 for lace pattern until piece measures 54½" [138.5 cm] from beginning, ending with Row 3.

  8. Knit 2 rows.

  9. Bind off knitwise.  


  1. Weave in ends. 

  2. Click here to see a larger version of the photo below.


knit 2 sts together
yarn over
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work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or **
repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated

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