Cotton Sofa Throw
Yarn: 10 balls of Elann Lara (100% cotton DK weight) 50gram ball = 126 m/138yds
Needles: 4mm (US6) circular (not to knit in round, but to hold all the stitches)
Several stitch markers. (13)
Gauge: not terribly important, but approximately 16 sts to 4 inches in wave pattern, or 18 sts to 4 inches in stocking stitch (after blocking!)
Size: 42 inches by 52 inches - *** after wash blocking*** . This blanket grows and drapes even better after a full machine wash and block to dry (I draped it over a lawn chair and the breeze dried it perfectly).
PM = place marker
Cast on: cast on 1, PM , [cast on 17, PM] repeat 12 times, cast on 1 (206 sts) You will always have 17 sts between the markers.
ROW 1: k1, [ k2tog, k6, YO, k1, YO, k6, k2tog] repeat 12 times, k1 (slip markers as you go, you may remove them once you get the rhythm of the pattern if you like)
ROW 2: Purl all.
ROW 3: Knit all.
Repeat rows 1 , 2, and 3 until you have only about five yards of your last ball of yarn, then cast off loosely knitwise. Wash and air dry.
To make longer, use more yarn. To make wider or narrower , use less repeats of pattern and adjust 17 for each 4 - 5 inches smaller or larger.