Brickstreet Throw Free Knit Pattern – Scarfie Lite Yarn Review

Women in blue dress holding a knit handmade blanket. Called the brickstreet throw because there are red, blue, cream rectangles that look like bricks.

Introducing a new knit pattern to add to your home!

The Brickstreet Throw was inspired after a cute little cafe in my town called the Brickstreet Cafe. 

It has the best sweet potato cake. I know that sounds gross, but you can’t knock it until you try it.

Trust me. It’s delicious.

I am excited to announce that this is another knit pattern I made in collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn!

Once I saw their new-to-me Scarfie Lite yarn, I knew I needed to make a blanket with it.

The beautiful color and halo-ing of the yarn had me on cloud nine.

I wanted to choose a stitch pattern that highlighted the natural beauty of the yarn, and I am happy with how that turned out. My vision came to life.

 

If you want to see my other knit blanket that I made in collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn, you can view that here.

DESCRIPTION

The Brickstreet Throw is a knit pattern made using only knit, purl and slip stitches. 

The stitch pattern is a 12-row repeat, so you can easily add/subtract length depending on whether you prefer it larger or smaller.

To add/subtract width, the pattern is a multiple of 6+1, so again, you adjust the width by adding or subtracting using this multiple.

The blanket has a seed stitch border, which really frames the simplicity of the throw nicely. The clean, simple design makes for a beautiful knit blanket.

You can buy the Lion Brand knit kit pattern HERE.

And the PDF pattern can be bought on my ETSYRAVELRY, and MY SHOP.

YARN

The Brickstreet Throw is made using Scarfie Lite yarn.

The colorways for Scarfie Lite are all adorable. That was the hardest part of this throw – choosing which colorway I wanted to use.

I ended up using “Tartan“, but I really want to try “Tiger Lily” as well.

one thing to note with this yarn is that when I had done about 6 rows, I started noticing color flashing/pooling (as seen in the circles above).

Whether this would have continued throughout the project, I am not sure, but to be safe I started alternating 2 skeins every 2 rows.

So for 2 rows I used one skein, and then for the next 2 rows I changed to another skein, and then for the next 2 rows I went back to the first skein.

I just carried the yarn up the side of the blanket, and it made for a clean border. It looks very polished.

The yarn has a beautiful halo about it, so I would consider this a light weight 4 yarn.

Due to the halo, it creates a somewhat mohair yarn, which is so dreamy.

It does occasionally stick to itself, but I don’t think it’s unmanageable.

Soft, fuzzy, and pretty is how I would describe Lion Brand Scarfie Lite.

DIFFICULTY

The Brickstreet Throw is considered an Easy knit pattern.

If you know how to knit, purl, and slip stitches, you’ll be able to easily make this.

I also have a video (see below), if you need some visual help on how to do the stitches.

 

MATERIALS

GAUGE

18 sts and 34 rows = 4″

FINISHED SIZE

45 x 57 inches

TERMINOLOGY

US Knit Terms Used

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • pm –  place marker
  • p – purl
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right side
  • sl1p – slip 1 purlwise
  • Seed St – Seed Stitch
  • sm – slip marker
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • wyib – with yarn in back
  • wyif – with yarn in front
  • WS – wrong side

 NOTES

  • The throw is knit flat in rows on circular knitting needles to accomodate the large number of stitches.
  •  Due to the variegation of the yarn, 2 skeins are alternated every 2 rows throughout the whole throw to diversify the colors and prevent color pooling/flashing.
  • A small Seed Stitch border frames the throw along the bottom, top, and both edges.
  • The stitch pattern is a 12-row repeat, so if you want to add or subtract length, add or subtract 12 rows at a time.
  • If you want to add width, the pattern is a multiple of 6+1.
SPECIAL STITCHES
Seed Stitch – 

Row 1 (RS): k1, *p1, k1, rep from *

Rep this row by knitting the purls and purling the knits.

View the stitch pattern explanation from the video below-

PATTERN

Using the long tail CO, CO 199 sts

Row 1 (RS): Seed St (199 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Seed St

Rows 3-4: using a second skein (See Notes; continue alternating throughout entirety of throw), Seed St

Rows 5-6: Seed St

Row 7 (RS): Seed St for first 3 sts, pm, k to last 3 sts, pm, Seed St for rem 3 sts

Row 8 (WS): Seed St for first 3 sts, sm, p to last 3 sts, sm, Seed St for rem 3 sts

Row 9Seed St for first 3 sts, sm, *wyib sl1p, p5, rep from * to 1 st before marker, wyib sl1p, sm, Seed St for rem 3 sts

Row 10: Seed St for first 3 sts, sm, wyif sl1p, *k5, wyif sl1p, rep from * to marker, sm, Seed St for rem 3 sts

Row 11: rep Row 9

Row 12: rep Row 10

Row 13: rep Row 7

Row 14: rep Row 8

Row 15:  Seed St for first 3 sts, sm, *p3, wyib sl1p, p2, rep from * to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, Seed St for rem 3 sts

Row 16:  Seed St for first 3 sts, sm, k1, *k2, wyif sl1p, k3, rep from * to marker, sm Seed St for rem 3 sts

Row 17: rep Row 15

Row 18: rep Row 16

Rows 19-480: rep Rows 7-18

Rows 481-486: rep Rows 13-18

Rows 487-488: rep Rows 7-8

Rows 489-493: Seed St

Row 494: BO as each st presents

Secure and weave in all ends. Block throw.

And that’s how you make the Brickstreet Throw!

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If you are interested in getting the ad-free, printable PDF, you can purchase it in my shop, Etsy, or Ravelry.

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