Hourglass Throw


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Hourglass Throw by Knitspot | A cozy throw in three sizes (small/medium/large) with a distinctive pattern of curves and cables accented by eyelets, to knit in worsted weight yarn. Ribbed hems and cabled borders provide a classic distinctive finish to the edges. This pattern includes a size for every member of the family; the smallest one is perfect for baby, while the largest size makes a beautiful bed-top coverlet. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.


  • 17 sts and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unwashed)
  • 18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Hourglass Lace pattern on larger needles (washed and stretched slightly to block)

Finished Measurements: 29 (45, 61) inches wide and 36 (56, 75) inches long (stretched lightly and blocked)

Materials Used: 675 (1525, 2800) yards of any worsted weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge; Suggested Yarns: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Briar Rose Country Road or Abundance, Mountain Meadow Wools Laramie, The Woolen Rabbit Mara or Kashmir Worsted, String Theory Caper Aran, Madelinetosh tosh merino, Spud & Chloë Sweater, Beaverslide McTaggart Tweeds & Heathers, or any worsted weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge.

Needle Size:

  • 9 US (5.5mm) for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
  • 8 US (5.0mm) for ribbed hems (or one size smaller than body needle)

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions & Charts

Skill Level: Intermediate