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Cinnamon Twist Afghan

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This year, adorn your sofa with a rich red knit afghan pattern that's bound to add a touch of warmth to whatever room it's in. The Cinnamon Twist Afghan is more than just a pretty face. Featuring alternating large and small cables, this blanket boasts fantastic texture that will make even the neighbors jealous of your modern home decor.

Cinnamon Twist Afghan
Cinnamon Twist Afghan
This image courtesy of Redheart.com

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size: 10.5 or 6.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Blanket measures 45” wide x 58” long.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4”; 20 rows = 4” in cable pattern.  CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge. Exact gauge is not critical to this project.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Soft™: 8 skeins 4608 Wine
  • Circular Needle: 6.5mm [US 10½], 24” long or longer.
  • Cable needle, 2 stitch markers, yarn needle.

ABBREVIATIONS: k = knit; p = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); * =
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Notes
1. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working with straight needles.
2. Cable pattern can be worked from written instructions or by following chart. Read Right Side rows of chart from right to left, and Wrong Side rows from left to right.


Special Stitch
5/5 RC = 5 over 5 Right Cross – Slip next 5 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k5, then k5 from cable needle.

Pattern Stitches
Small Cable Pattern (worked over 3 sts).

Row 1 (Right Side): K3, insert point of left hand needle from left to right into top of first (rightmost) of these 3 knit sts, and lift it over the other 2 knit sts and off the right hand needle—1 st decreased (2 sts remain).
Row 2: P1, yo, p1.
Row 3: K3.
Row 4: P3.
Repeat Rows 1–4 for Small Cable pattern.

Left Side Border Pattern (over 10 sts)
Row 1 (Right Side): K10.
Rows 2–5: K10.
Row 6: K4, p6.
Repeat Rows 2–6 for Left Side Border pattern.

Right Side Border (over 10 sts)
Row 1 (Right Side): K10.
Rows 2–5: K10.
Row 6: P6, k4.
Repeat Rows 2–6 for Right Side Border pattern.
 

Cable Pattern Chart


THROW
Cast on 195 sts.
Lower Border
Rows 1–4: Knit.
Row 5 (Wrong Side): K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 6–10: Knit.
Rows 11–16: Repeat Rows 5–10.

Begin Cable Pattern
Set-Up Row (Wrong Side): K4, p6, place marker, k2, [p3, k3, p3, k4, p10, k4] 6 times, p3, k3, p3, k2, place marker, p6, k4.
Row 1 (Right Side): Work Row 1 of Right Side Border pattern, place marker, p2, [work Row 1 of Small Cable pattern, p3, work Row 1 of Small Cable pattern, p4, k10, p4] 6 times, work Row 1 of Small Cable pattern, p3,
work Row 1 of Small Cable pattern, p2, place marker, work Left Side Border pattern.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Left Side Border pattern, slip marker, k2, [work Row 2 of Small Cable pattern, k3,
work Row 2 of Small Cable pattern, k4, p10, k4] 6 times,
work Row 2 of Small Cable pattern, k3,
work Row 2 of Small Cable pattern, k2, slip marker,
work Row 2 of Right Side Border pattern.
Row 3: Work next row of Right Side Border pattern, slip marker, p2, [work next row of Small Cable pattern, p3,
work next row of Small Cable pattern, p4, k10, p4] 6 times,
work next row of Small Cable pattern, p3,
work next row of Small Cable pattern, p2, slip marker,
work next row of Left Side Border pattern.
Row 4: Work next row of Left Side Border pattern, slip marker, k2, [work next row of Small Cable pattern, k3, work next row of Small Cable pattern, k4, p10, k4] 6 times, work next row of Small Cable pattern, k3,
work next row of Small Cable pattern, k2, slip marker, work next row of Right Side Border pattern.
Row 5: Work next row of Right Side Border pattern, slip marker, p2, [work next row of Small Cable pattern, p3,
work next row of Small Cable pattern, p4, 5/5 RC, p4] 6 times, work next row of Small Cable pattern, p3,
work next row of Small Cable pattern, p2, slip marker,
work next row of Left Side Border pattern.
Continue to work next row of patterns in each row throughout.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Rows 7–24: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 nine times.
Row 25: Repeat Row 5.
Rows 26–265: Repeat Rows 6–25 twelve more times:
You should have worked at total of 14 rows with 5/5 Right Crosses.
Rows 265–270: Repeat Rows 6–10.

Top Border
Rows 1–5: Knit.
Row 6 (Wrong Side): K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 7–11: Knit.
Rows 12–15: Repeat Rows 6–9.
Bind off loosely in knit.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

 

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