Oliver's Blanket by Danielle Chalson

Oliver's Blanket

October 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing pattern on smaller needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
850 - 2100 yards (777 - 1920 m)
Carriage Blanket (Lap Throw)
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Cables and lace intertwine to create a classic, elegant blanket. Deeply ribbed borders create the perfect frame for the cable pattern, which is charted. Choose a solid color to enhance the heirloom feel of this unisex blanket.

The blanket is worked flat in one piece in an Aran-weight yarn. The blanket is shown in the carriage blanket size and the pattern includes a larger lap throw size. To make an even larger blanket, add more horizontal repeats of the Cable Panel and work until the blanket is your desired length. For all sizes, to ensure that you have enough yarn, you may wish to (a) weigh your blanket after completing the bottom border and Lower Cable Panel; and (b) save a corresponding weight/yardage of yarn for the Upper Cable Panel and top border.

Carriage Blanket (Lap Throw)

Finished Measurements:
35 (51)“ / 89 (129.5) cm wide and 29 (50)” / 73.5 (127) cm long


Aran-weight yarn at approx.
195 yds (178 m) to 110 g (4 oz): 850 (2,100) yds / 780 (1,920) m
» Carriage Blanket shown in Foxhill Farm Cormo Cross (100% wool; approx. 195 yds (178 m) to 110 g (4 oz)): “Silver,” 5 skeins

US 8 (5.0 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needle (for body), or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needle (for borders), or size needed to obtain gauge
Two markers
Cable needle; yarn needle


40 stitches / 24 rows = 8” (20 cm) wide and 3.5” (8.75 cm) high in Main Cable Panel on larger needles, after blocking
21 stitches / 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Rib Patt on smaller needles, after blocking


March 14, 2019: The pattern has been updated (V2) to fix a typo. The bracket denoting the pattern repeat at the bottom of the Main Cable Panel Chart was incorrectly “shifted” by one stitch in the original pattern. The Chart itself is correct and has NOT been changed.