"Like a Sweater" Blanket
The “Like a Sweater” Blanket was inspired by a conversation with my teenage daughter when she was watching me knit:
Daughter: Do you know how to knit cables Mom?
Me: Yes…it’s done with a special cable needle. (demonstrated using my work in progress)
Daughter: Would you be able to make me a blanket that looks like a sweater?
Me: What do you mean “a blanket that looks like a sweater”?
Daughter: A thick, chunky blanket with big cables…like a sweater!
All through the designing and knitting process, I knew what the name would be for this blanket…“Like a Sweater”.
The “Like a Sweater” Blanket is knit with super bulky weight yarn so it is quick to knit on big needles.
Knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on US size 13 circular knitting needles.
This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms. Written pattern with row by row instructions.
FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 36” wide x 49” long
This blanket can be made longer by adding an additional cable sequence. An additional 100+/- yards of yarn per cable sequence would be needed.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, use cable technique, bind off stitches and weave in ends.
Cable knitting experience highly recommended! Before you invest in a large quantity of yarn be certain that you already know how to work cables.
US Size circular 13 needles, 32” or longer in length (or size to obtain gauge).
Approximately 800 - 825 yards of Super Bulky weight yarn
Cable needle (for bulky weight yarn)
Read more about this pattern on my blog.