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Twisted Taffy Throw and Pillow

Twisted Taffy Throw and Pillow

The large, chunky cables in the Twisted Taffy Throw and Pillow will make this classic afghan a favorite of the whole family. With the cold nights of winter on the horizon, knitting up a throw is a great way to ward off chills. The simple elegance of the cables in this knitted afghan pattern will make this throw a perfect permanent addition to your home decor. Draping this throw over the back of a couch will give your house a delightfully cozy feel.


Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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This throw is stunning. The more I browse patterns like these, the more I really want to make one. I might have just found a new New Year's resolution!

This is a beautiful pattern but I really do not like working with three strands of yarn, especially when you are cabling. The instructions are a bit confusing as well. I would have to print them out and do some research just to make sure I am doing the cables right. It would make a beautiful afghan and pillow though.

This is a pretty cable pattern throw, but as noted by other people the instructions are complex. I usually print that type of pattern out on paper and mark on it with a pen or pencil as I work along. It's very hard when you get interrupted or have to put it down and pick it up later so I found having it printed out and marked helps.

I finished this about 2 weeks ago, and yes, the instructions are confusing. The repeat of the two cable patterns (horseshoe and L/R) are different (10 and 16 respectively). I made an excel spreadsheet that showed each row and which rows had which cable. I did 160 rows of cableing (don't count the 4 K rows at the beginning and end), as that took me to an end row for each type of cable. 170 doesn't do it! I made it in Taupe using a #19 circular needle. I did use the markers at the beginning, but quickly found them a bother and not necessary.

Finished this one about 2 wks ago, and I agree that the instructions are confusing. Because the repeats of the two types of cables differ, Horseshoe is 10 and L/R cable is 16, I got on excel and mapped out the rows. Not including the 4 K rows at the beginning and end, I did 160 rows of cabeling. That took me to a end row for each of the two types of cables (170 does't do it). I made it in Taupe using a #19 circular needle.

I too would love to make this throw as I love cables and have made an afghan in a similar pattern. (long ago no longer have pattern. Some clarification from designer would help.

I am anxious to make this but I am very confused by the written instr. When you get to Row 5, where it says to knit Row 5 of left cable pattern...left cable pattern are rows 1..8 in stockinette. How do you knit/purl in stockinette for rows 1 thru 8, in only 8 stitches? In fact on all the rows where you cable, it is not making sense. I guess I'll just pass

I have to agree with the previous comment, it is very confusing. The pattern stitches should have been part of the pattern chart, rather than having"work row 5 of horseshoe cable pattern"and the knitters having to go and look back and forth at the pattern stitches. It certainly would have been tedious for the person writing the instructions, but much easier for the person knitting. It is a beautiful throw and I would have loved to try it but I will pass too, way too confusing!


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