Cables and Columns Free Knit Blanket Pattern

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I have been LOVING all those chunky knit blankets I see in the furniture catalogs that come in the mail. You know the ones … seductively cozy and casually tossed over the arm of a couch in a pristine room. I’ve been just itching to make one. I am loving the effect of my cables afghan and of course wanted to share the knit blanket pattern with you. I just made a small one to lay across the end of my bed, but the pattern can be easily made to any size with my instructions below. Enjoy!

Cables and Columns Knit Blanket Pattern

Cables and Columns Knit Blanket Pattern | www.petalstopicots.com | #knit #afghan #cable #blanket

 

Here is what you will need:

  • size 15 US/10 mm and 17 US/12 mm circular needles, approx. 40 in. cord
  • 12 skeins bulky weight yarn (approx. 136 yards each)
  • cable needle or double pointed needle to hold stitches
  • scissors and yarn needle

 

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Finished afghan measures 36 in. × 46 in. as written. To make larger, add increments of 16 sts and work them as the repeats in the rows indicate.

 

Note: Work with 2 strands of yarn together throughout.

With smaller needles, cast on 84 sts.

Rows 1 through 6: Work garter stitch (knit every row).

Switch to larger needles.

Row 7: K4, P2, K8, P2, *K4, P2, K8, P2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 8: K4, K2, P8, K2, *P4, K2, P8, K2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 9: K4, P2, K8, P2, *K4, P2, K8, P2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 10: K4, K2, P8, K2, *P4, K2, P8, K2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 11 (cable row): K4, P2, slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold to the front of your work, K4 from left needle, K4 from cable needle, P2, *K4, P2, slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold to the front of your work, K4 from left needle, K4 from cable needle, P2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 12: K4, K2, P8, K2, *P4, K2, P8, K2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 13: K4, P2, K8, P2, *K4, P2, K8, P2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 14: K4, K2, P8, K2, *P4, K2, P8, K2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 15: K4, P2, K8, P2, *K4, P2, K8, P2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Row 16: K4, K2, P8, K2, *P4, K2, P8, K2, repeat from * 3 more times, K4 — 84 sts.

Rep Rows 11 through 16 until blanket measures 44 in., or within 2 in. of your desired length.

Switching to smaller needles again, work 6 rows of garter stitch knit every row).

Bind off.

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7 Responses to Cables and Columns Free Knit Blanket Pattern

  1. TRACEY October 9, 2015 at 6:08 am #

    BEAUTIFUL. DEFINITELY SAVING TO MAKE ONE DAY.

    • Kara October 9, 2015 at 9:29 am #

      So glad you like it!

  2. Susan Hall-Amado August 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Would it be possible to make this in a smaller version?

  3. Marilyn Fogerty October 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    I would love to knit this , but I would like to use three different colors so I can use the three colors of my granddaughter’s college. She is at Notre dame so the colors would be navy blue, gold and Kelly green. If you think I could do it, can you give me some ideas on how to plan it out. If you don’t think it will work do you have other knitting pattern ideas ? Thanks to anyone who can help with this. Sometimes a grandma needs help from lots of folks to do a good job. Thanks, Marilyn Fogerty

    • Kara October 10, 2016 at 10:25 am #

      Hi Marilyn 🙂 What a nice idea to make afghans for your granddaughters in their school colors!! Since this pattern uses two strands of yarn together, you could use two strands of different colors so that there is no color changing but both colors will run through the whole afghan. You may also like this striped blanket pattern which can use multiple colors and can be made to any size you desire: http://www.petalstopicots.com/2015/07/grow-with-me-knit-blanket-pattern/

  4. Marilyn Fogerty October 10, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    thanks, I am thinking now I could make the outside dege navy blue the main sections blue and gold and the small plain knitted strips green. Thanks for your idea. I will try a small swatch and see how I like it. Not only will I be making a nice gift for my granddaughter, but I am learning new things to do with my knitting myself. Thanks so much for your ideas and support. Marilyn

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