The perfect blanket for the big game
The stripes that grow in width as you knit, then gradually get smaller as you near the end; add the perfect amount of texture & interest to the otherwise simple stockinette throw. Perfect for the stadium or cuddling up at home to watch the game, this throw can be knit in your favorite team colors, or any colors you choose! Perfect for an adventurous knitter & knit up in a super bulky weight yarn makes this a quick knit.
Knit up in a super bulky yarn makes this a quick knit. You will have a cozy throw in time for kickoff! For the sample, I used Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal for the main color & Spice for the stripes. Wool Ease is a tried a true yarn that is easy to knit & is made to last.
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
6 oz/ 170 g
106 yd/ 97 m
80% acrylic/20% wool
Guage: 4x4 in /10x10 cm = 9 stitches x 12 rows on US 13 ( 9mm) needles
The Touchdown Throw starts off with a wide ribbed border before moving into the body of the blanket which is knit with stockinette stitch.
Each stripe is knit in garter stitch to give it beautiful texture & definition. As you knit up the blanket the stripe grow wider as you approach the middle and then gradually decrease as you work the second half of the blanket, finishing with the same classic wide border.
The colors I choose for the sample give it a vintage football feel, but the possibilities are endless. Knit in colors to represent your favorite team & have a keepsake to cuddle up in to watch games for years to come.
Not a football fan? Thats ok too! Knit it up in your favorite colors and you will have stunning throw to display & admire!
Needles: US 13 (9mm)
Guage: 7 stitches x 11 rows over 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 mm) in stockinette stitch
Finished size: 45" x 60" (114cm x 152cm)
The touchdown throw only uses knit & purl stitches making it the perfect choice for a beginner knitter.
Changing colors for the stripes is easy & a great way to work with 2 colors if you haven't done so before. For the more seasoned knitter, the stripes add just enough interest to keep this otherwise stockinette stitch throw from getting boring.