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Easy Cable Knit Blanket Pattern

Easy Cable Knit Blanket Pattern
Easy Cable Knit Blanket Pattern
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The Easy Cable Knit Blanket Pattern is the perfect pattern to practice your cable knitting skills while also making something beautiful for your home. This easy knitting pattern uses alternating stripes of seed stitch and cabled design to create a knit blanket with the ultimate great texture and look. You will love to cuddle under the warmth of this blanket next to the fire on chilly nights. You’ll never want to leave your couch! Pick your favorite yarn color, whether solid or variegated, and get making this pattern today.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Cable and Seed stitch pattern

Finished Size50 x 54" [127 x 137 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 4 skeins 520 Minty
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] circular needle 36” [90 cm] needle (or longer)
  • Cable needle
  • yarn needle

Notes

1. Throw is worked in a Cable and Seed stitch pattern of 5-stitch Seed stitch sections alternated with 8-stitch Cable pattern sections.
2. If desired, markers can be placed to separate the Seed stitch and Cable pattern sections.
3. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working with straight needles.
4. Throw can be worked by following the written instructions or reading the chart. Read right side rows from right to left and wrong side rows from left to right.

Instructions

Cast on 200 sts.

  1. Row 1 (wrong side): K1, [p1, k1] twice for first Seed stitch section, *k2, p4, k2 for Cable pattern section; k1, [p1, k1] twice for Seed stitch section; repeat from * to end of row.

  2. Row 2: K1, [p1, k1] twice, p2, 2/2 LC, p2, k1, [p1, k1] twice, *p2, 2/2 RC, p2; k1, [p1, k1] twice; p2, 2/2 LC, p2; k1, [p1, k1] twice; repeat from * to end of row.

  3. Row 3: K1, [p1, k1] twice, *k2, p4, k2; k1, [p1, k1] twice; repeat from * to end of row.

  4. Row 4: K1, [p1, k1] twice, *p2, k4, p2; k1, [p1, k1] twice; repeat from * to end of row.

  5. Rows 5 and 6: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 twice.

  6. Repeat Rows 1-6 until piece measures about 54" [137 cm] from beginning, end with a Row 3 as the last row you work. (Click on the diagram to make it larger.)

  7. With right side facing, bind off as if to knit.

  8. Weave in ends. 

Abbreviations

2/2 LC (2 over 2 Left Cross)
Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle
2/2 RC (2 over 2 Right Cross)
Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle
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I don't have much experience with cabling but this lovely blanket pattern looks like something that I could do. The finished size is a good size, bigger than a throw but very doable. The mint green is pretty but I'm sure it would look good in almost any solid color.

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