I have always been a fan of half-timbered houses. The mixture of visible wooden beams and brick/stucco on the facade of these structures will forever feel like home - a part of Bavaria, Germany, called Franconia - to me. Some plain, some intricate, all enduring, and a testament of craftsmanship. There’s nothing quite like building something with your own two hands, is there?
My half timbered series of knitting patterns is a tribute to this style of architecture and offers the essence of it in knitting patterns - both plain and intricate, and a chance to practice your craft to end up with a knitted item that you’ll be able to enjoy for a long time.
The Half Timbered Collection includes the throw, a scarf, shawl, wrap, hat, cowl, and more and all patterns are available in my Ravelry store. Sign up for my newsletter and receive a Ravelry code for 50% off any of my published patterns.
The Half Timbered Throw is knit with DK weight yarn in one piece.
One size, approx. 44” (112 cm) wide and 55” (140 cm) long after blocking.
Yarn and Yardage
Berroco Vintage DK [100 g (3.5 oz) / 290 yds (266 m); 52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; DK weight] in Twilight; 8 skeins, 800g, 2,320 yds (2,128 m) used for sample.
Needles and Notions
US5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 40” (100cm) length recommended, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers to mark border stitches and, if desired, chart repeats.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
25 sts and 31 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect the final measurements.
The pattern has been tech edited and is both fully charted and fully written.