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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)!
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: A 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 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.