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The softness of Malabrigo Merino Worsted yarns just lends itself beautifully to cables and simple shapes that allow the hand-dyed colors to present themselves.
This blanket features a glorious cable design that is challenging, but so well worth the effort! Wide garter stitch borders and stockinette stitch panels provide a nice contrast to the intricate cable work and give the blanket a finished look.
Make the smaller baby blanket size or go for the larger throw size. Either one will be a treasured piece to showcase this fabulous yarn as well as your knitting talents (and patience)!
Typo corrected 5/9/14: On page 3, under GAUGES, it should say 26 rows and 20 rows = 4" for the 1st and 3rd gauges listed.
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Finished Knit Measurements: Baby Blanket size: 30" [76 cm] wide by 30 ¾" [78 cm] long; Throw size: 46 ¾" [118.5 cm] wide x 57 ¼" [145.5 cm] long.
Skill Level: Solid experience with cables definitely recommended.
Yarn Used: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g (210 yds/192 m] per hank): 3 (9) hanks in Indigo #88.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 16 sts = 5" [12.5 cm] and 20 sts = 4" [10 cm] in St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: An Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4 - 5 stitches = 1" on US size 7 to 9 needles.
Total Yardage Required: 630 (1840) yds [576 (1683) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 11 [8 mm] 24" [60 cm] or longer circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by James W Eshleman on 20th Jun 2014
Directions were great as is the finished product.
Posted by Darlene on 6th Mar 2014
I only have about two feet knitted and it is turning out beautiful. Im so glad I found this site and pattern. Anyone one who has seen what I've done all want it No way its mine.
Posted by Linda on 8th Dec 2013
I've never seen a pattern quite like this one and can't wait to get started on it. Ordered yarn on Friday and will be able to start next week. Will let you know about finished product.
Posted by Colleen on 7th Dec 2013
I haven't made it yet (too many WIP) but I did read the directions. I've made cabled items so don't feel this one will be a problem. Had been looking for a cabled baby/laprobe for awhile and this was perfect.
Posted by Lisa on 14th Nov 2013
Love the unique cable pattern in this project! I absolutely would suggest that you do a test swatch of the cable stitch segment to get used to the terms and nature of this cable. A few times I was had doubts when reading the pattern, but quickly learned to trust the instructions. Looking forward to using this pattern many times in the future!
Posted by Krisy T on 18th Feb 2013
This has been a fun and beautiful baby blanket to work on! I can't wait for the new momma to see it! I like this pattern because (if you know cabling well) it's different enough to keep you on your toes, but not so complicated that it makes you want to pull your hair out!
Posted by Lorna on 25th Oct 2012
This is indeed a challenging pattern, and I've had to take back several rows, but it's really interesting to knit. I love that it includes both the chart and written instructions. I wish the pattern had an empty line under each line of written instructions - just to let me position my marker easier, but that's my only critisism.