Saturday, 23 January 2016

Free Pattern - Cable Lap Blanket

A stunning lap blanket 32” wide and 42” long, great for snuggling into. Knit with 2 x 400 gram balls of StyleCrafts Aran with Wool (worked double throughout). A lovely knit, easy wash blanket. Pattern can easily be adapted to make the blanket wider or longer. To widen, just increase the number of stitches in amounts of 30. To lengthen, just increase the number of pattern repeats (48 rows) you knit for the middle blanket section.

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Cable Lap Blanket £85 plus postage

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Instructions


Cast on 96 stitches on 10 mm needles (35mm long), work with 2 strands of yarn.


Each row starts and ends with 6 knitted stitches. The cable pattern is 24 stitches wide and there is again 6 knitted stitches between each cable pattern [6 knits +24 pattern + 6 knits +24 pattern +6 knits +24 pattern + 6 knits].



The written instructions below are for all 96 stitches across the row. The charts just show the 24 pattern stitches. Use whichever instructions you feel comfortable with.

It’s imperative you keep track of what row you are on. I keep a note in a notebook AND move a “post it note ” down the page.



Start of blanket


Row 1: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 2: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 3: (K6, k6, p4, c4b, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 4: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 5: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 6: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 7: (K6, k2, c4f, p4, c4b, p4, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 8: (K6, k4, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, k4) 3 times, k6


Chart for start of blanket
[Right side (RS) reads from right to left as you knit it, whereas the Wrong side (WS) reads from left to right. Row 1 starts on the RS. Each row starts with 6 knitted stitches and there are 6 knitted stitches between each pattern repeat of 24 stitches.]


Middle of blanket, repeat all 48 rows 3 times.


Row 1: (K6, k4, c4f, t4r, t4l, c4b, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 2: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 3: (K6, k6, c4b, p4, c4f, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 4: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 5: (K6, k4, c4b, t4l, t4r, c4f, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 6: (K6, k4, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 7: (K6, k2, t4r, k2, p2, c4b, p2, k2, t4l, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 8: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 9: (K6, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 10: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 12: (K6, k4, t4r, p2, c4b, p2, t4l, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 12: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 13: (K6, k2, t4r, p2, t4r, t4l, p2, t4l, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 14: (K6, k2, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 15: (K6, t4r, p2, c4b, p4, c4f, p2, t4l) 3 times, k6
Row 16: (K6, p2, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p2) 3 times, K6
Row 17: (K6, k2, p2, t4r, k2, p4, k2, t4l, p2, k2) 3 times, K6
Row 18: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 19: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 20: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 21: (K6, k2, p2, k2, t4r, p4, t4l, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 22: (K6, p2, k2, p4, k8, p4, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 23: (K6, c4f, t4r, p8, t4l, c4b) 3 times, k6
Row 24: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 25: (K6, k2, c4f, p12, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 26: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 27: (K6, k6, p12, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 28: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 29: (K6, k2, c4f, p12, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 30: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 31: (K6, t4r, c4f, p8, c4b, t4l) 3 times, k6
Row 32: (K6, p2, k2, p4, k8, p4, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 33: (K6, k2, p2, k2, t4l, p4, t4r, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 34: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 35: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 36: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 37: (K6, k2, p2, t4l, k2, p4, k2, t4r, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 38: (K6, p2, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 39: (K6, c4f, p2, t4l, p4, t4r, p2, c4b) 3 times, k6
Row 40: (K6, k2, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 41: (K6, k2, c4f, p2, t4l, t4r, p2, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 42: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 43: (K6, k4, t4l, p2, c4b, p2, t4r, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 44: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 45: (K6, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 46: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 47: (K6, k2, c4f, k2, p2, c4b, p2, k2, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 48: (K6, k4, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k4) 3 times, k6

Chart for middle of blanket


[Right side (RS) reads from right to left as you knit it, whereas the Wrong side (WS) reads from left to right. Row 1 starts on the RS. Each row starts with 6 knitted stitches and there are 6 knitted stitches between each pattern repeat of 24 stitches.]

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End of blanket


Row 1: (K6, k4, c4f, t4r, t4l, c4b, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 2: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 3: (K6, k6, c4b, p4, c4f, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 4: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 5: (K6, k4, t4r, t4l, t4r, t4l, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 6: (K6, k4, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 7: (K6, k2, c4b, p4, c4b, p4, c4f, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 8: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 9: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 10: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 11: (K6, k6, p4, c4b, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 12: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6

Bind off.

Chart for end of blanket



[Right side (RS) reads from right to left as you knit it, whereas the Wrong side (WS) reads from left to right. Row 1 starts on the RS. Each row starts with 6 knitted stitches and there are 6 knitted stitches between each pattern repeat of 24 stitches.]





8 comments:

  1. lovely! Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. I have been looking for a cabled afghan to make my mother. I couldn't seem to find the right one until now. Thank you so much for posting.

    Can't wait to start!

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  3. Hey! thank you so much for your wonderful pattern. However, im a beginner and cant find anywhere how exavtly should i do the T4L and T4R. please help :)

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    1. T4L Twist 4 left - Cross 1st and 2nd stitches in front over 3rd and 4th stitches, purl 2, knit 2.

      Another way of saying it is

      T4L Twist 4 left - Put the first 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front of the work, purl 2, knit 2 from the cable needle.

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    2. Thank you so much Sandra! For both the lesson and the pattern! Hope to make it at least resemble your beautiful blanket!all the best!

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  4. I tried to make this blanket and restarted it twice and failed. I've had experience knitting blankets in the past. When I tried to make the blanket wider, I increased my count as suggested above adding an additional 60 stitches. It still didn't come out with the right number of stitches to complete the pattern. Since I added stitches to widen, I assumed that I would continue with the pattern in each row two additional times. Can you help? Frustrated.

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    1. The pattern repeat is 24 stitches and with the 6 Knit stitches in between each pattern repeat in theory adding an additional 60 stitches means you knit the pattern and the knit stitches in between two additional times.

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