Red Cable Blanket

I finished my red blanket.

I’m pretty happy with it. It’s small, but I am pretty tired of working on it, so I decided to cast off today.

It’s about 3′ x 4′ or so. But I was getting sick of doing cables.

Basic pattern:

Cast on 146.

RS:Knit two, purl two, knit 6, purl two, rep to last 2 stitches, K2
WS:Purl 2, knit 2, purl 6, knit two, purl 2, rep to end

Repeat these two rows for 8 rows.

Every eight rows do a cable row as follows: Knit 2, purl 2, slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, hold to front, knit next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches from cable needle, purl two, rep to end.



44 thoughts on “Red Cable Blanket

  1. really cute! I saw some cable knit pillows done for christimas that were really cute! I think they were from pottery barn and $65 each!

  2. Yeah, I’ve been working on it since before I was even dating Paul! I must have started it in 2007? Whew.

  3. yay! I remember when you started that! Woohoo for taking things out of your project pile! It looks awesome! 🙂

    Just caught up on your blog. I love that you blog. It makes me happy!

  4. I love this! I found it on ravelry, and now I must make it. Looks like a pretty good project for a beginner like myself. About how much yarn did you use to get this size?

  5. Hi, I’m trying to make this because I think it looks great but I think you’ve written out the pattern wrong. WS row should be P2 K2 P6 K2 (possibly with garter stitch edge for 2). Cable row should be K2 P2 C6F (cable 6 forward) P2. I think this then matches what you’ve actually knitted. Thought I’d point it out as beginners might get very confused. Thanks for a great design though.

  6. I think there is an error in the instructions. Shouldn’t there be a k2 at the end of the RS row? Otherwise, the rows won’t match up.

  7. Hi,
    If you cabled towards the right ( slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, hold to back) you don’t really need a cable needle and it makes it easier to do. Also no more losing your cable needle! Just knit the 4th, 5th and 6th stitch on the left hand needle and then knit 1st, 2nd and 3rd stitch.

  8. I am knitting this as my first cable project ever. I just did my first cable row and there are 144 stitches. What are we supposed to do with the last 2 stitches?

  9. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Can you please tell us what size needles and how much yarn you used??? Mine’s going to be in cream, I think. Still deciding on the color…………. THANKS!!!!!!!!

  10. What size needles? How much yarn and what weight?
    Pattern looks great and I am anxious to make it for Christmas gifts
    for the wee ones on my list.
    Would you retype the pattern with all the corrections? That would be such a help.
    Thanks so much.

  11. Lynne,
    I used size 7 needles, and it was a worsted weight yarn, although the weight is really not super important, because it doesn’t need to be exact measurements.

    And as far as the corrections go, the pattern is correct above. The changes have already been made.


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  13. I have a new 9-week old great nephew who will look great in his parents’ arms wrapped in this great (and quick to make) blanket. Thanks.

  14. HI, just started this pattern for the first time….when I do the other side, do I hold the stitches to the back? that would be wrong side….
    thank you
    love pattern

  15. The secone cable row brings me to a WS row do I cable this on a WS row or do it on the next RS row?? The blanket it beautiful BTW


  16. I’m confused…please help me understand this. After doing 8 rows, you do a cable row, but this puts you on a RS..after doing the cable row, do you start the next row as a RS or as a WS? Or do you do 8 rows of the cable row? This going to be my 1st cable blanket so I want to get it right. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  17. Hey, it’s Sandy again, I’m still waiting for an explanation to my prior question. I would really like an answer. If there is anyone else out there that might know the answer, please respond as for I would like to start this project soon.

  18. HI Sandy….I made this Cable, and asked a ridiculous question, and then after sending it, I realized I could answer it myself…….lol
    Anyway, I loved this pattern, made my grand-daughter one for
    her room in Black….When you do the cable row, then you turn to the wrong side, and just follow the pattern, except on your ends you will always purl(I meant your edges of the pattern), and you keep following the pattern till you are ready to make the cable stitch again, which will be every 8 rows….Hope this helps you, I will help again if I can….

  19. Linda, thank you. My problem was I was thinking that you do 8 rows and then do the cable row. But you do 7 rows and on the 8th row (WS), you do the cable row and that way when you turn for the next row, you’ll be doing a RS. Thanks again. I’ve crocheted for 30 or more years but just recently started knitting again. My Grandmother only showed me how to knit and purl but nothing else. It takes longer to do but I love the way the projects looks when done.

  20. Hi Sandy…, you have been crocheting a longtime….It sounds as if you understand already, how to do the pattern, so good luck with it, and have fun…Hope you will be pleased with your piece when you are done, what color are you making?

  21. Any color for babies. I’m expecting my 1st granddaughter this coming week. Does any type of yarn weight work better than the rest? Is 2 better than 4? I have tons of baby yarn and most are (4) weight, not thick at all (ex: Bernat brand). Thanks for the help!!

  22. did some math and see the pattern is a repeat of 12 plus 2
    Is this correct? If so, the dimensions can vary (and I prefer back cables)
    Also think it might be less boring to stagger the cables, i.e. rows 4 and 12
    in one cable, 8 and 18 in the neighbor. I did this on a Fisherman’s blanket
    I designed.

  23. I don’t know how much yarn I need for this or what size needles were used. And I need to make it at least 50% larger for my teenage grandchild. How do I determine what (how much) to buy? This will be my first project in over 30 years. I’m calculating 4 1/2′ x 6′ would be co 218 stitches (instead of 12 x 12 it would be 12 x 18 + 2); rows in set of 8, but I have no idea how many sets it will take to get to 6′. But I love it. Thanks.

  24. This is a beautiful blanket! The instructions look fairly simple for a beginner who’s never done cables but still gives you a pretty pattern. I’ve decided to make my own throw with yarn I already have rathern than spend money on a machine-made one that’s not exactly what I wanted.

  25. I love this cable blanket pattern so today I bought some Bernat Alpaca yarn in dark grey, eight balls, so I’ll see how far I get. I’m using size 6mm knitting needles.

  26. I would like to make this as a throw. Can you tell me how much I would cast on. The throw would be 50 x 55. Also what weight of yarn did you use. an needle size too.

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  29. I like this pattern. On the blog I’m totally confused. Can you please write the whole pattern again with the corrections.
    Do I knit those 2 rows 8 times?

  30. I am not the best or most competent knitter but I think that I can manage this pattern. However, I would like to make it a bit wider. 36” is a bit narrow for my use. What are the stitch multiples to add more cables. Ideally 42 /44”

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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