Dusty Lavender Cable Blanket


Dusty Lavender Cable Blanket

If you want a truly stunningly colored, full-of-texture baby blanket for the nursery, you should knit a Dusty Lavender Cable Blanket. The many different stitches gives this piece a unique and beautiful topography. There are no open, lacy stitches, so baby will stay snuggly and warm throughout the night, and he won't get his fingers or toes caught in the blanket. Knit baby blankets like these are must-haves for the newest member of your family, and once you learn how to cable, knitting one is a breeze.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Ella Rae COZY SOFT Col. No. Quantity x 100g balls: 34 Dusty Lavender - 5 balls
  • 1 pair 4.00mm needles (US 6)
  • 1 cable needle



Width: approx 80 cm (31 1/2 in)

Length: approx 100 cm (39 1/2 in)


Gauge: 28 sts and 30 rows measured over 10cm/4in of Pattern using 4.00mm needles.


Special Abbreviations:

C8B (Cable 8 Back): Slip next 4 sts onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 4 sts from left-hand needle then knit sts from cable needle.


Fancy Track Pattern (19 sts)

Row 1: (RS) P3, k1, p3, k5, p3, k1, p3.

Row 2: K3, p1, k11, p1, k3.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Row 5: P2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k5, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2.

Row 6: K2, p1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k2.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

These 8 rows form pattern repeat.


Cable (12 sts)

Row 1: (RS) P2, k8, p2.

Row 2: K2, p8, k2.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Row 5: P2, C8B, p2.

Row 6: As row 2.

Rows 7+8: Rep rows 1+2.

These 8 rows form pattern repeat.



Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 194 sts.

Work 5 cm in Garter st (knit all rows, first row worked is WS), ending on a WS row.


Establishment rows

Row 1: (RS) K10, [work row 1 of Fancy Track Panel, work row 1 of Cable Panel] 5 times, work row 1 of Fancy Track Panel, k10.

Row 2: (WS) K10, [work row 2 of Fancy Track Panel, work row 2 of Cable Panel] 5 times, work row 2 of Fancy Track Panel, k10.

These 2 rows set pattern.


Cont working in pattern repeat until length measures approx 95 cm, ending on a WS row.

Work 5 cm in Garter st, ending on a WS row.

Cast off.



Press pieces gently on WS, using a warm iron over a damp cloth.


Dusty Lavender Cable Blanket

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Worth the effort. An heirloom for sure. My favorite for gift giving. Have made it a few times and itcis always a hit.

Am i allowed to sell the patterns.

You are never allowed to sell anything that is protected by copyright to another person.

Definitely not an "easy" pattern, this is an intermediate/advanced pattern.

Since the pattern is printed directly on this page with no link to follow, I decided to check out the website knittingfever.com which is where this pattern is from. I could not find it there so it has either been removed or renamed. I was hoping to clear up some issues others were having with the pattern is I could view their version.

I found it in knittingfever.com. It is called Cozy Soft - Tathra Blanket. There is a free pdf but directions look the same.

Confusing directions. Would you ? "spell out" rows 5, 6 and incorporate it into pattern?

The directions are actually quite clear, the designation of the pattern as "easy" is what is confusing since the pattern is in fact an intermediate/advanced pattern. Crafters with intermediate/advanced skills and experience will not have issues following the pattern. The editors of the page are not going to write out sections of the pattern for you. Hope this helps, happy knitting.

Does the pattern provided create the blanket pictured?? It looks like K10, then the track pattern, then another K10 (?), THEN the track pattern, cable pattern, track pattern, with K10 in between 5x?? The stitch count doesn't match the blanket pictured? Thanks!

This was a long time ago, but I'm looking at this pattern in 2020 and the question was never answered. You do not incorporate the K10 five times. The K10 is the border edge on each side of the blanket. So you K10 then repeat the track and cable pattern as listed 5x, then to create symmetry in the blanket, you do the track part one more time before K10 the edge(ending) of the row. Hope this helps someone! I've never done a knit cable blanket but have done lots of crochet cable and written patterns. It can be really hard to adequately explain repeating things in the row then repeating things in the pattern!

I am about to begin this pattern but just need to clarify - Rows 1 and 2 form Establishment Rows 3 and 4 are rows 1 and 2 repeated with the rest of the pattern, Rows 5 to 8, do we follow the same - 1 row from Fancy and 1 from Cable

I was wondering if you knew what the yardage was for the yarn. I really want to make this but when I look for a different yarn a certain yardage would be nice to have.

Hello! The yarn indicated in the pattern is packaged as 100g donut balls (approximately 213 yards per 100g). Hope this helps! -Kathryn, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

I really want to start this project for my new grandchild but i want to know if it's been tried and tested by other knitters would hate to start this and find there are faults in the pattern..xx


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