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This richly textured blanket deserves a luxe yarn, like the merino wool/cashmere blend used here.
Multiple panels of lovely and truly unique threaded diamond cables run the luxurious length of this blanket and are separated by pairs of mirrored braided cables.
All of the cable patterns are set against a background of Reverse Stockinette stitch with the side cables creating a neat edge. Ribbing accents are combined with the braided cables on the top and bottom edges to provide a tailored, yet interesting, start and finish.
This is a beautiful knit, especially for cable-lovers, with spectacular results. Cable patterns are both charted and written out.
A stunning gift that will be cherished for many generations and a sophisticated and elegant addition to any home's decor.
Finished Blocked, Flat Measurements: 47 ¾" [121.5 cm] wide x 60 ¾" [154.5 cm] long.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Capra DK (85% Merino Wool/15% Cashmere; 1.75 oz/50g [123 yds/112.5 m] per ball): 19 balls in Caviar #24963.
Pattern Gauge: 28 sts = 6 ¼" [5.5 cm] and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Threaded Diamond Cable; 14 sts = 2 ¾" [7 cm] in Mirrored Braided Cables .
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight in a merino wool/cashmere blend yarn (yarn label of 5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 5-7 [3.75-4.5 mm] needles) NOTE: WHILE this yarn is named DK, it knits up more like a worsted weight with this pattern.
Approximate Total Yardage Required:2337yds [2137 m]. NOTE: PLEASE TAKE TIME TO BLOCK and CHECK YOUR GAUGE, as the estimated yardage is based on this exact gauge.
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE: 60" [150 cm] circular needles to hold 47 ¾" [121.5 cm] of sts.
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Posted by Deborah Reek on 16th Apr 2016
Although I haven't started my project, I am accumulating the yarn and mapping out the time I have available to in my not so busy schedule to participate LEISURELY and UNINTERRUPTED (a trick) to whoop this up for my daughter's family as soon as possible.
An easy to follow pattern will make it especially fun.
Thank you, as always, Sweater Babe!
Many, many thanks!
Posted by Phyllis Allen on 8th Sep 2015
I have just started knitting this and absolutely love it. I was looking for a cable blanket pattern that was a little different and this hit the mark. My only little niggle is that the American knitting terms are different to the UK and before I could start the pattern I had to rewrite the pattern to change the 2RC and 2LC to C4B and C4F..This has not put me of as I have my eye on 2 other patterns from SweaterBabe.