Hey friends! Being that it’s blanket season, I wanted to share this simple cable knit throw that I made a couple of years ago. It was so much fun for me to work the cables and the blanket knit up surprisingly fast. It’s easy as it’s mostly made up of garter stitch, simple stripes of stockinette and two super simple cables. Anyone who wants to venture out into the world of cables from doing basic knit stitches should be able to enjoy this pattern. You can also find a step by step photo tutorial on how to knit this exact cable stitch pattern on the blog (here).
Below: My baby all cuddled up in cables!
The Lion Brand Color Clouds yarn that I used is super soft and super chunky. They don’t carry this particular color any longer, but they’ve got some other vibrant options on their site. However, I think you can also sub with Wool Ease Thick & Quick (here), but you’d need to hold two strands together to equal about one strand of Color Clouds. (That’s my best guess anyway!)
When I take the time to knit or crochet something, I hope that it can be appreciated for a long time. Cables are classic and timeless, so my favorite thing about this cable knit blanket is that it isn’t going out of style anytime soon. It’s also nice because it’s a fairly big project but not overwhelming because of the big needles and big yarn. Yay!
It had to be named “Endless Cables” because the blanket is all about the two forever long cables that look like they are going to twist themselves right off the end of the afghan. 🙂 Cables you say……easy?? YES! These are super duper easy cables, and you can see my picture tutorial below on how to make them. The “lapghan” only uses knit and purl stitches, so it is very doable if you’ve got the knit and purl thing down.
This “Endless Cables” blanket was done in a months’ time, working a few hours here and there. And that’s saying something because I have attention issues when working with blankets – lol! Who else needs a small project to work on in between this big ones? This blanket was a pleasure to knit because it was cool to see how the cables looked as they got longer and longer. 🙂
You will see there are a lot of repeat rows and you make the same simple cable row every 9 rows. It’s also easy to see mistakes with the big yarn and needles. So let’s get started!
Measurements: Final Blanket “Lapghan” measures 34″ wide x 50″ long
Gauge: Approximately 1.5 stitches and 2 rows per 1 inch
This pattern has two single 8 stitch cables
This pattern uses Knit, Purl and 4/4 LC
4/4 LC: 8 stitch left cable. Slip 4 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, k4, k4 from cable needle. (You will see in my picture tutorial below that I didn’t use a cable needle, but rather a mechanical pencil to hold my stitches)
You will need:
US Size 35 (19 mm) 29″ Circular Needles (I got mine from Lion Brand Yarns here)
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Endless Cables Knit Lapghan Pattern:
With your US Size 35 Circular knitting needles cast on 60 stitches
Row 1 Knit across row
Row 2 Knit across row
Row 3 Knit 13, Purl 8, Knit 18, Purl 8, Knit 13
Row 4 Knit across row
Row 5 Repeat row 3
Row 6 Knit 13, LC, Knit 18, LC, Knit 13 (This is your cable row. When you come to the “LC”, feel free to see my picture tutorial on how to make the twist for your cable)
Row 7 Knit 13, Purl 8, Knit 6, Purl 6, Knit 6, Purl 8, Knit 13
Row 8 Knit 21, Purl 6, Knit 6, Purl 6, Knit 21
Row 9 Repeat row 7
Row 10 Repeat row 8
Row 11-15 Repeat row 7 and 8. In other words, for row 11 – repeat row 7. For row 12 – repeat row 8. Continue repeating the sequence of row 7 and then row 8.
Row 16 K 13, LC, P6, K6, P6, LC, K13
Repeat Row 7 – Row 16 7 times
Bottom Edge of blanket:
Repeat Row 3
Knit across row
Repeat row 3
Knit across row
Knit Cast off.
Tie off, weave in all ends.
How to make the cable row in pictures:
I hope you enjoy your cuddly, giant “Endless Cables” knit blanket as much as I do!
Thank you friend!
If you crochet you must check out this gorgeous crochet cabled blanket by Stephanie at All About Ami!! We were working on our blankets around the same time and both laughed because they are so similar!
Other knit blanket patterns you might like:
Thank you so much to Lion Brand for sponsoring this post. 🙂