Chunky Cabled Afghan
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Bernat® Blanket™
- Light Teal: 5 balls
- Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. Cable needle.
- Tape measure
8 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Beginning
C8B = Slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K4, then K4 from cable needle.
C8F = Slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K4, then K4 from cable needle.
Cont = Continue
K = Knit
M1P = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next
2 stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Cast on 105 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, knit 9 rows, noting 1st row is WS.
Next row: (WS). K1. [K4. (P3. M1P) twice. P4. K3] 6 times. K2. 117 sts.
Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K5. *Work 1st row Cable Panel. K7. Rep from * 4 times more. Work 1st row Cable Panel. K5.
2nd row: K5. *Work 2nd row Cable Panel. K7. Rep from * 4 times more. Work 2nd row Cable Panel. K5.
These 2 rows form garter st between Cable Panels. Cable Panel is now in position.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 58” [147.5 cm], ending on a 5th row of Cable Panel Pat.
Next row: (WS). K1. [K4. (P2. P2tog) twice. P4. K3] 6 times. K2. 105 sts.
Knit 7 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).