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Home : Patterns : First-Cable Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: First-Cable Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 20148
This afghan is knit in three portable panels and it is a super-easy way to master the cable stitch. It is knit with two strands of yarn so you’ll be done in no time.
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
40 inches x 54 inches without fringe

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Homespun®

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Crochet hook for fringing
 

First-Cable Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®

GAUGE:

8 sts + 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with yarn doubled. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 + 1)
Row 1
*K 1, p 1; repeat from *, end k 1. Repeat Row 1 for pattern.

8 Stitch Cable (multiple of 8)
Rows 1, 3, 7, 9 and 11
(RS) K 8.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 P 8.
Row 5 Slip 4 sts to cable needle, hold to back, k 4, k 4 from cable needle.
Repeat Rows 1-12 for pattern.

NOTES:

Yarn is used doubled throughout. This afghan is knit in 3 panels.

Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.


PANEL (Make 3)
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 27 sts.
Row 1 (RS) Work 3 sts in Seed st, 8 st Cable pattern, 5 sts in Seed st, 8 st Cable pattern, 3 sts in Seed st. Work even in pattern until panel measures 54" from beginning or desired length. End with Row 4 of 8 st Cable pattern. Bind off loosely in pattern.

FINISHING
Sew panels together. Weave in ends. Cut 8" lengths for fringe. Use 5 strands for each fringe and attach close together (approximately 60 fringe sets per side).


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 6 reviews)
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First-Cable Afghan Reviewed by anne leonard on 2014-07-11 *****
Wonderful pattern!!

I made it four (4) panels wide and sixteen (16 cables long (plus to Row 9 and BO.

It was a bridal shower gift that the bride just loved!

That night the groom emailed me a picture of himself wrapped in my throw and telling me that since I was "his" aunt, he had first dibs on the throw for movie night at home.

Unfortunately I don't know how to send pictures.

Thank you, LionBrand.


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