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Quilt and Cable Blanket

June 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette before blocking, 3.5 sts per inch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1912 yards (1748 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free.

The quilt and cable blanket is a deceptively simple pattern with a cable-wrap worked every 16 rows. The blanket uses four skeins of Cascade Eco Wool/ Eco +, making it extremely warm, comfortable, and affordable.


Pattern Note although the initial read-through of the pattern may sound tricky, I assure you that the pattern will work out if you trust the directions and knit the pattern as written. The first cable row twists the K2, P2 ribbing out of their proper order, resulting in several areas where there stitches will no longer line up as on previous rows. This will be corrected by the second cable row.

Please, take time to knit a gauge swatch before starting, as the yardage will be affected if you are not knitting to the proper gauge (cables and ribbing use up a good amount of yarn). The blanket will appear to be too thin while in progress (again, because of the ribbing) but will block out to the proper size. Blocking instructions are included in the pattern.

I hope you enjoy knitting this blanket as much as I did. Happy knitting!

An adjustment has been made to the pattern and copies downloaded after 6/8/13 are already corrected. The 2x2 ribbing worked over the cables on rows 19 and 39 are out of order and will throw off the ribbing. I have corrected that by adding another set of instructions just for these rows. If you are working from an older copy and do not with to download a new one, the corrections are as follows:

  • On rows 19 and 39, work cables as follows:
  • Cable 6 Left (b): slip first 2 sts on cable needle and hold in front, (k2, p2) k2 sts from cable needle
  • Cable 6 right (b): slip first 4 sts on cable needle and hold in back, k2, (p2, k2) from cable needle

Thank you to sandiohsandi for bringing this to my attention and letting me know exactly where the trouble was :)