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Cabled comfort.

Nothing is more beautiful or comforting than a heavy wool blanket draped over the bed. Knit with yarn held double, this chunky afghan is perfect for warding off an autumn chill. The easy cables give it an extra layer of thickness to add texture and keep you cozy.

Skill level: Easy **

Finished measurements: Approx 72" wide x 66" long

Yarn weight: 4

Yarn used: Full o' Sheep by Stitch Nation

MATERIALS

* 10 skeins Full o' Sheep by
Stitch Nation, 100% wool (155
yds/100g) in color 2205 Little
Lamb

* U.S. size 13 (9mm) 60" circular
needle

* Cable needle

* Stitch markers

* Yarn needle

DETAILS

Gauge

Gauge is not essential for this
project.

Special abbreviations

T3B: Sl 1 st to cable needle and hold
in back, k2, p1 from cable needle.

T3F: Sl 2 sts to cable needle and
hold in front, p1, k2 from cable
needle.

C6B: Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold
in back, k3, k3 from cable needle.

Stitch patterns

Seed

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.

Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the
knit sts.

Rep row 2 for patt.

Cable

See also chart.

Row 1: *K6, p8, T3B, k1, pi, k6,
p1, k1, T3R p8; rep from * to last 6
sts, k6.

Row 2: P6, *k8, p3, k1, p8, k1, p3,
k8, p6; rep from * across.

Row 3: *C6B, p7, T3B, p1, k1, p1,
C6B, p1, k1, p1, T3F, p7; rep from *
to last 6 sts, C6B.

Row 4: P6, *k7, p2, [k1, p1] 2
times, p6, [p1, k1] 2 times, p2, k7,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 5: *K6, p6, T3B, [k1, p1] 2
times, k6, [p1, k1] 2 times, T3F p6;
rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 6: P6, *k6, p3, [k1, p1] 2
times, p6, [p1, k1] 2 times, p3, k6,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 7: *K6, p5, T3B, [p1, k1] 2
times, p1, k6, [p1, k1] 2 times, p1,
T3F, p5; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 8: P6, *k5, p2, [k1, p1]3
times, p6, [p1, k1] 3 times, p2, k5,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 9: *C6B, p4, T3B, [k1, p1] 3
times, C6B, [p1, k1] 3 times, T3F,
p4; rep from * to last 6 sts, C6B.

Row 10: P6, *k4, p3, [k1, p1] 3
times, p6, [p1, k1] 3 times, p3, k4,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 11: *K6, p3, T3B, [p1, k1] 3
times, p1, k6, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1,
T3F p3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 12: P6, *k3, p2, [k1, p1] 4
times, p6, [p1, k1] 4 times, p2, k3,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 13: *K6, p3, T3F, [p1, k1] 3
times, p1, k6, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1,
T3B, p3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 14: P6, *k4, p3, [k1, p1] 3
times, p6, [p1, k1] 3 times, p3, k4,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 15: *C6B, p4, T3F, [k1, p1] 3
times, C6B, [p1, k1] 3 times, T3B,
p4; rep from * to last 6 sts, C6B.

Row 16: P6, *k5, p2, [k1, p1] 3
times, p6, [p1, k1] 3 times, p2, k5,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 17: *K6, p5, T3F, [p1, k1] 2
times, p1, k6, [p1, k1] 2 times, p1,
T3B, p5; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 18: P6, *k6, p3, [k1, p1] 2
times, p6, [p1, k1] 2 times, p3, k6,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 19: *K6, p6, T3F [k1, p1] 2
times, k6, [p1, k1] 2 times, T3B, p6;
rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 20: P6, *k7, p2, [k1, p1] 2
times, p6, [p1, k1] 2 times, p2, k7,
p6; rep from * across.

Row 21: *C6B, p7, T3F p1, k1, p1,
C6B, p1, k1, p1, T3B, p7; rep from
* to last 6 sts, C6B.

Row 22: P6, *k8, p3, k1, p8, k1, p3,
k8, p6; rep from * across.

Row 23: *K6, p8, T3F k1, p1, k6,
p1, k1, T3B, p8; rep from * to last
6 sts, k6.

Row 24: P6, *k9, p2, k1, p8, k1, p2,
k9, p6; rep from * across.

Note

Yarn is held double throughout.

BLANKET

With yarn held double, cast on 172
sts.

Work in seed st for 4 rows.

Next (inc) row (RS): [K1, p1] twice,
pm, *k1, M1, p1, M1, [k1, p1] 5
times, k1, M1, [p1, k1] twice, M1,
p1, M1, [k1, p1] twice, k1, M1, p1,
[k1, p1 ] 4 times; rep from * 4 more
times, k1, p1, M1, k1, M1, p1, pm,
[k1, p1] twice; 204 sts.



Work next row even in seed st patt;
204 sts.

Next row (RS): Keeping first and
last 4 sts in seed st throughout, beg
cable patt over center 196 sts. Use
markers to separate each rep.

Work in cable patt for a total of 192
rows.

Next (dec) row (RS): [K1, p1] twice,
*k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 5 times,
k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, p2tog,
[k1, p1] twice, k2tog, p1, [k1, p1]
4 times; rep from * 4 more times,
k1, p2tog, k2tog, p1, [k1, p1] twice;
172 sts.

Work in seed st for 4 rows. Bind off
in patt.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.


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