MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern
MCM Throw Knitting Pattern

MCM Throw Knitting Pattern

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Inspired by geometric mid-century wall art, this MCM (mid-century modern) throw blanket will keep you engaged from start-to-finish since nearly every row involves changing colors. Perfect for any knitter looking for an easy project that requires a little bit of counting and a lot of color!

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Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Pound of Love in 2 colorways: Antique White (Main Color – MC) and Pumpkin Spice (Accent Color – AC)

  • 100% Acrylic
  • 1020 yds (932 m) per 16 oz (454 g) skein
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Yardage: 1 skein or 750 yds (686 m) of MC (Antique White), 1 skein or 970 yds (887 m) of AC (Pumpkin Spice)

If substituting Pound of Love, choose any similar, category #4 worsted weight yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Needle: Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. You will need a cord length that can accommodate the entire width of your blanket to knit the border; this length can also be achieved by connecting multiple smaller cords together.

Notions: Tapestry needle, several (at least 5) locking stitch markers to help with seaming and picking up stitches along a vertical edge


    • All measurements given are after blocking.
    • Finished blanket measures approximately 48” (122 cm) square.
    • Each square measures approximately 15” (38 cm) square.
    • Each panel (comprised of 3 squares) measures approximately 15” (38 cm) in width and 45” (114 cm) in length.


    4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 16 sts and 26 rows in stockinette, measured after blocking.


    • AC: accent color (shown as Pumpkin Spice)
    • garter: knit each row
    • k: knit
    • MC: main color (shown as Antique White)
    • p: purl
    • rep: repeat
    • RS: right side (the knit side)
    • stockinette: knit the right side, purl the wrong side
    • st(s): stitch(es)
    • WS: wrong side (the purl side)


    There is a tutorial-style YouTube video for this pattern to guide you through each step of this blanket. Watch the video tutorial here.


    Skill Level

    Intarsia Color Chart
    A full intarsia color chart is included on the next page. Each square follows this same color chart.

    Each square is worked the same way, following the Color Chart on the next page. Each cell represents 1 stitch. The only difference between each square is where your first row will be worked; Some squares will begin with a long-tail cast-on, while other squares will be worked directly onto the vertical edge of your previous square.

    Construction (See Illustration)
    This blanket is comprised of three panels that get seamed together. Panel 1 and 2 are identical (the outer panels), while Panel 3 (the center panel) is offset from the others. The numbers on the squares correspond to the order in which they are knit. After the panels are seamed together, a garter stitch border is worked around the perimeter of the blanket by knitting one edge at a time.

    Video Tutorial
    There is an entire video tutorial for this blanket which includes how to begin your square, change colors using the intarsia method, pick up stitches along a vertical edge, seam your squares together, knit the border, as well as bind off using the Icelandic bind-off. If you have any questions about the written instructions below, please reference the video linked here!

    For each of your 9 squares, you will need to create 2 bobbins of MC, each weighing 4 g. A bobbin simply refers to a second source of yarn that is used when multiple colors are worked in the same row. In this pattern, you will only work from a bobbin in the two areas shown in blue on the diagram to the right.



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