Sandstone Throw by Jill Wolcott

Sandstone Throw

October 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Lily Counterpane
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1300 - 2860 yards (1189 - 2615 m)
S (M) (L) = 32 x 32 (32x48) (48 x 48)"
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Modular knitting keeps a large project like this cozy throw completely portable. Until the final step, your work-in-progress is never larger than a single square. Alternate between mitered squares that come together with decreases and Lily counterpane squares that grow outward through increases. Both approaches to modular knitting make for equally organic knitting. Finish by pulling all the squares together using a flat three needle bind-off for a project that’s modular from start to finish.

moderately easy / ITR, from center out


S (M) (L)
32 x 32 (32x48) (48 x 48)“
4 squares (6 squares) (9 squares)


5.25 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 21 sts/4” and 27 rows/4” in Lily Counterpane on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
5.25 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 21 sts/4” and 32 rows/4” in Horizontal Rib on size 5(3.75mm) ndls

5 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4” and 30 rows/4” in Lily Counterpane on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
5 sts/in and 9 rows/in = 20 sts/4” and 36 rows/4” in Horizontal Rib on size 5(3.75mm) ndls

Size 5(3.75mm) ndls and dpns OR size to obtain gauge

Powder River from Mountain Meadow Wool, 63% Mountain Merino, 25% American alpaca, 12% black Rambouillet, 100g/270 yds (247m)
5 (8) (11) skeins

As Shown

Model Size Large

If you have any trouble getting your Lily Counterpane block to fit the Throw, we have created a pdf with size adjustments which may help!

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