Khwezi Throw by Noma Ndlovu

Khwezi Throw

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3412 yards (3120 m)
Fingering, DK (sample), Aran, Chunky and Super Bulky
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Lately we’ve seen an increase in a lot of amazing yarn colors, yarn clubs and gorgeous mini skeins all over the place and truth be told, we’d love to sample each of those colors but can only use a few on a project/projects we can accommodate in our knitting schedule.

Khwezi (meaning Morning Star) was born out of the need to play around with my favourite colour without committing to a lot of projects in order to indulge in my yarn fantasies. The blanket is fun to knit and then pieces are seamed together using the mattress stitch.
There are so many ways to complete this project including: using scrap yarn, mini skeins, gradient yarns changing the colour from one side to the next, alternating speckled with solid yarns doing a fade from one side to the other or from the centre going outwards or selecting your favourite colours and making the blanket from those.

You can also do this as a team project for a special gift to a special somebody.

Materials:
Nurturing Fibres Eco Cotton (41 colours used)
5 US6 (4mm) double pointed needles/ US6 (4mm) circular needle 16”(40cm) long
Stitch markers
US6 (4mm) circular needle 80cm long
Tapestry needle
Gauge: 5.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch (for the DK weight version)

Finished Sizes:

Fingering: 59”(150cm) long and 43”(109cm) wide
DK: 62”(157.5cm) long and 47”(119cm) wide
Aran: 59”(150cm) long and 46”(117cm) wide
Chunky:60”(152.5cm long and 47”(119cm) wide
Super Bulky: 67”(170cm) long and 48(122cm wide)

Yarn Weight: fingering, DK, Aran, Chunky, Super Bulky

Yardage: Please see last picture for yardage for each motif and the total for the blanket.

Skills Required:
 Basic lace
 Knitting in the round on 5 DPNs or magic loop
 Mattress stitch

Skill Level: Intermediate