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Free Knitting Pattern: Natural Cables Throw

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 20268
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)


45 inches x 61 inches (52 inches x 67 inch)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 22, 2015)
Cable (12 sts)
Row 3 P 2, slip next 4 sts to cn and hold in front back, k 4, k 4 from cn, p 2

13 sts + 18.75 rows 10.5 sts = about 4" (10 cm) in seed stitch
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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This elegant afghan has a rich look and feel thanks to the textured cable and seed stitch. Both are easy stitches-- even for a novice.

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Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Eggplant Charcoal Black Silver Grey
Willow Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other;
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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•  630-402 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Wheat
$ 87.90 (13) 
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
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11 (8 mm) – 36 inches circular knitting needles

Natural Cables Throw

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky


10.5 sts = about 4" (10 cm) in seed stitch

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


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and
placing onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.

Seed stitch (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from *, end k 1
Repeat Row 1 for pattern.

Cable (12 sts)
Rows 1, 5, 7, and 9 (RS) P 2, k 8, p 2.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 K 2, p 8, k 2.
Row 3 P 2, slip next 4 sts to cn and hold in back, k 4, k 4 from cn, p 2
Repeat Rows 1-10 for pattern

Cast on 117 (135) sts. Work in Seed  St for 15 rows. 
Next row (WS) is Set Up (Inc) Row *Seed st over 9 sts, k into front and back of next st, p 3, M1, p 4, k into front and back of  next st, rep from *, end Seed St over last 9 sts - 135 (156) sts.
Work patterns as follows * Seed st over 9 sts, cable over 12 sts, rep from *, end Seed St over last 9 sts.

Continue working seed st as established and rep Cable Rows 1-10, until
Afghan measures approximately 57 (64)", ending with an even-numbered row.

Dec row *Seed st over 9 sts, p 1, k 1, p2tog, k 1, p 1, k 2tog, p 1, k 1, p2tog, rep from *, end Seed St over last 9 sts.

Continue in Seed St for 15 rows. Bind off in pattern.

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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 9 reviews)
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Natural Cables Throw Reviewed by Jorden Woods on 2014-01-26 *****
I have made two of these blanket and I absolutely love it! So simply and very pretty when done. I used lionbrands fisherman wool for the first and hometown USA for the second. (: happy knitting!!

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