willoWisp Throw – free knitting pattern

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Hi all! Sorry for the skipped pattern last week. I got so busy and before I knew it the week was gone and there was no free pattern up. eep! I have decided to extend my little free pattern series into the first week of the new year so that there will still be 14 free patterns and I don’t have to kill myself trying to get 2 patterns out this week.

On to this week’s pattern… willoWisp Throw. This is the second blanket I have worked on in the past few weeks and I really love it. It is a wispy (hence the name) beautiful throw with a very simple ‘bar’ design that is repeated across the whole thing. This project knits up quick on size 19 needles and is very affordable (I paid $9/hank at my lys. That’s only $18 for the whole project!!). It is made with Kramer Yarns’ Fountain Hill Brushed Mohair, which I am totally in love with by the way! It’s affordable *and* beautiful, can’t go wrong with that. There is 590 yards of yarn in each hank which is why I was able to complete this project with only 2 hanks. I have already started work on a sweater pattern using the leftover yarn from this project.  :D

willoWisp Throw

Yarn: Fountain Hill Brushed Mohair, 2 hanks
Needles: US Size 19 straight
Gauge: 2.5sts & 2 rows per inch in stockinette stitch with 2 strands held together
Finished Measurements: 46” x 62”

Cast On 80 sts

Row 1 (ws): purl all sts
Row 2: sl1, k1, *yo, k2, pass yo over 2 knit sts, k2* repeat to 2 sts from end, k2
Row 3: sl1, p to last st, k1
Row 4: sl1, k1, *k2, yo, k2, pass yo over 2 knit sts* k2 repeat to 2 sts from end, k2
Row 5: sl1, p to last st, k1

Repeat Rows 2-5 until afghan is desired length or you are nearing the end of the yarn.
Bind off all sts and weave in ends.

You may use this pattern to create items for your own personal use but may not create items for sale
nor shall you include said pattern in a kit for sale, without the designer’s permission. Thank you!

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  1. knottysue says:

    Please confirm in the pattern if the entire afghan is worked using a double strand of the yarns. I have some pretty pink mohair yarn that has been sitting in my stash dresser for 6 years….might just be a great project for it!


  2. Maggie Ames says:

    Love the willow wisp throw. Did you work this with two strands together?? Could you also tell me what color you used? I have a very dear friend in my hometown and I’d like to knit this for her. She’s very special to me and I know she’d love it. Thanks…

    • jenny says:

      Maggie –

      Thanks! This pattern is one of my favorites I have plans to make one for myself. ;) This is worked with two strands held together and I used a colorway called “Bear Cub”. Hope you enjoy working this pattern!


  3. Grace says:

    You say that it requires two strands held together and two skeins of yarn. Is that two skeins of yarn and you held a strand from each, and that was all that was needed? I’m planning on knitting this for my aunt. :D

  4. Hannah Oliver says:

    I was wondering when you slip the first stitch, do you slip knitwise or purlwise?? Thanks!!

  5. Gray says:


    I’m still pretty new to knitting, and I’m just kind of confused on the “pass yo over 2 knit sts” part of the pattern. Does it mean that you just pass the knit stitches to the other needle then yarn over? I tried finding what it meant online, but I could only find YOs between stitches, and I didn’t think that meant what this is.

    I think this is a really awesome looking pattern, and I’m planning on making this for my sister as a wedding present. Any help would be really appreciated!

    • jenny says:

      Hi Gray –

      You create the yarn over, knit the next 2 sts and then pull the yarn over up and over the 2 knit sts and then drop it off the right needle. So only the 2 knit stitches are still on the right needle. If that doesn’t clear it up then let me know and I will make a quick little video for you.


  6. Pam says:

    Do I have to use 2 strands of yarn? Can this be worked with just one? Also, can you break down for me row 2? Thanks!

    • jenny says:

      Hiya Pam –

      If you are using the yarn recommended in the pattern then I would say to use 2 strands held together. You could use one but it will be very loose and not have the same look at the blanket pictured. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask.