Pleione blanket by Lucy Hague

Pleione blanket

March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1420 - 4185 yards (1298 - 3827 m)
29½˝/(75 cm) by 26¾˝/(68 cm), larger customised sizes possible
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The Pleione blanket is now available as a single PDF download!

This blanket pattern features separate hexagonal cabled pieces, worked in the round from the centre out, which are joined together to create a beautiful star-like repeating effect.

This pattern is intended for DK-weight yarn. As written, it will produce a small blanket, 29½˝/(75 cm) by 26¾˝/(68 cm), however the finished size can be adjusted quite easily by varying the number of hexagons made. The single PDF pattern includes a table of estimated finished measurements and yardages up to 52½˝/(133.5 cm) by 52¾˝/(134 cm) (see pattern photos for measurements and yardages table).

In the finished sample photos, the turquoise-blue blanket is worked in Wollmeise Merino DK (shade Neptun Medium), and the blue blanket featured in the Something New to Learn About Cables book is worked in Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK (shade Astra Planeti).

First published in Something New to Learn About Cables, Arnall-Culliford Knitwear, 2018.

The main changes made from the book version to the single PDF version are:

  • improved distribution of increases over set-up rounds for a smoother effect
  • table of estimated finished measurements and yardage requirements for different blanket sizes

29½˝/(75 cm) by 26¾˝/(68 cm)
Size can be customised, directions and yardage estimations are given in single pattern PDF

For smallest size of blanket (as written):
approx. 1420 yds/(1300 m) of DK-weight yarn
(Refer to finished measurements table for estimated yardages for customised sizes)
Turquoise blanket shown in single PDF pattern was worked in Wollmeise Merino DK (shade Neptun Medium)

Each hexagon requires approx. 48 yds/(44 m)of DK-weight yarn.

1 set 4mm US 6 double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or needle size required to match tension
Optional 4mm US 6 circular needle, 30cm 12in long, or needle size required to match tension
1 set 4mm US 6 circular needles, 60–80cm 24–32in long, for joining and edging, a second set may be required if you prefer to arrange stitches for joining on separate needles
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Small quantity of waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast-on
Cable needle
1 stitch marker

22 sts and 29 rounds over 10cm [4in] in stocking stitch, after washing and blocking
Each hexagon measures approx. 15cm [6in] in width measured from centre of a straight edge across centre to opposite centre of straight edge, and approx. 16.5cm [6½in] in width measured from one point across centre to opposite point, after washing and blocking
It is strongly recommended that you check your tension after knitting, washing and blocking your first hexagon.

The blanket is worked in separate hexagonal pieces, which are joined together. The hexagons are joined in strips and half-hexagons are knitted on at the edges, working the cable pattern in the opposite direction to the full hexagons. At the ends of the blanket are rows of half-hexagons to give a straight edge. The blanket is then edged with i-cord to give a neat finish.