Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Anthology Throw

October 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
One Size
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Anthology is a weighty, bookish word, full of literary gravitas. It comes from two Greek words: “anthos” which means “flower”; and “logia” which means “collection”, or “gathering”.

A gathering of flowers.

It’s a beautiful way to think of how we collect stories, poems, and songs, and anything else important to us. And it’s a beautiful name for this exuberant throw, with its gardenful of colours and textures. Designed to use a set of 24 fingering minis or scraps, the Anthology Throw would also look incredible in a gradient set.

The Anthology Throw is a circular, Pi-inspired project, big and versatile enough to work as a blanket or a generous wrap. Drape it over the couch for epic snuggle sessions or double it up into an extra-cosy shawl. Its sheer scale may seem daunting, but trust me, it’s so easy and comforting to make! Just knit, knit, knit in a circle, with eyelet rounds for increases and interest and a simple chevron lace border.

One Size

Finished Measurements
Approximately 150cm (59”) diameter circle

Designed to use a set of 24 x 20g minis in fingering weight yarn

Sample used approximately 20g (80m/88yds) of 24 colours of fingering weight yarn or a total of 480g (1920m/2112yds).

4mm (US 6), 120cm (50”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Tapestry needle
1 Stitch Marker

25 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking

Exact gauge is not critical but may affect the amount of yarn needed if different.

Knitvent 2022 is a collection of six secret accessory patterns for you to discover and knit, one by one. It’s all about gifts, surprises and holiday knitting to delight you and the lucky folks on your knitworthy list!

It’s the 10th anniversary of the Curious Handmade Knitvent tradition, and this collection captures the eclectic joy of bits and pieces, treasured odds and ends, special scraps and the little things we love to stash away.

For Knitvent number 10, I wanted to do something a little different. Every year since 2017, the “scrappy” pattern has been the star of each Knitvent. It’s always the biggest project in the collection, designed to be made out of 24 mini skeins, whether pulled from your stash or a curated festive set from an indie dyer. This year, I had so much fun designing that project that all I wanted to do was make more projects out of minis.

And I decided on the spot that the whole collection would be in mini skeins.

So whether you’re a stash diver who loves to forage for beautiful scraps…

Or if you’ve got a precious set of minis but aren’t in the mood to commit to a giant project….

Or if you just want to knit a series of gorgeous gifts with any yarn that steals your heart…

You’re going to have a lot of fun this Knitvent.

Knitvent is a cross between a holiday countdown and a mystery knit along. The experience of getting a secret knitting pattern in your inbox each week brings back the childhood joy of surprises. It’s all about anticipation, surprise, and homemade gifts you can make for yourself and your loved ones…even if you’ve left it until almost the last minute.

Over the course of five festive weeks, you will receive a series of secret mystery knitting patterns, each designed to be a quick and satisfying knit. There’s a strong community aspect with a busy knitalong and lovely prizes, bustling chat threads on Ravelry and tons of inspiration on Instagram with the hashtag #knitvent2022

So join us for a lighthearted exploration of holiday movies and handknit presents! We’d love to have you along.

Purchase the the Knitvent 2022 ebook for all the fun to follow:

Knitvent Window 1 opens on Thursday, October 27th
The collection includes six delightful knitting patterns: one pattern each week for five weeks, except for one week when two will be released.
The patterns will be delivered automatically to your Ravelry inbox or by email if you purchase on Gumroad, so opening your message is like peeking behind the window of an advent calendar to see what’s inside!
Go ahead and create your first project page ready for when the pattern comes out: there will be a special giveaway prize announced soon!
Level of pattern difficulty - adventurous beginner to intermediate.

Release dates for Knitvent 2022:

Thursday, October 27th: Secret Pattern #1
Thursday, November 3rd: Secret Pattern #2
Thursday, November 10th Secret Patterns #3 & 4
Thursday, November 17th: Secret Pattern #5
Thursday, November 24th: Secret Pattern #6