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Hand knit cabled throw blanket

Sometimes I like to participate in a knit along or for short a KAL.  You will probably wonder: what is a KAL?  A  KAL or knitalong is  where people get together and knit a common project.  A typical knit along is not a teaching event, but you will learn a lot and at the same time you will make some good friends.  I have noticed the fun and camaraderie among my  own knitting students when everyone is knitting the same project.  Fun part is: it does not matter whether we choose the same yarn or not, each knitting project comes out different.  Not better or worse, just different.  In 2014 I decided to join the “Knit Your Cables Afghan” by Edie Eckman.  I love her designs and I knew this would be the perfect pattern for me. Ten bias-garter stitch squares and ten different cabled squares make up a checkerboard-style afghan.  Each square is knit separately, then the pieces are sewn together and a border is picked up and knit.

Here is a picture of the one Edie Eckman designed and put together:



The knitting pattern is a free Ravelry download,

For my own cabled afghan I choose the suggested yarn Red Heart Soft, not in tan but in wine red.  I figured this color would surely warm up my living room during the winter months.  It took some time to finish all the squares because I have plenty of other projects at the same time.  Remember a KAL is not a race…just knit at your own pace.





I loved knitting all those interesting cables.  Here is my finished wonderful cabled blanket:








The original pattern only had a garter stitch border, bit I decided to knit a lacy edge.  The pattern for the Lace Edge is from a vintage pattern.  Little hard to decipher, some mistakes (!) in the original vintage pattern, but I managed to straighten it out.  The lace edge is knitted separately, here is the written pattern:

CO 12 sts

First Row: K (All uneven rows are K until row 25)

Second Row: K 3, YO k2tog, 4 x, YO, K1

Fourth Row: K 3, YO k2tog, 4x, YO K2

Sixth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x, K1, YO, K2

Eight Row: K3. YO k2tog, 4x, K2, YO, K2

Tenth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x, K3, YO, K2

Twelfth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x, K4, YO, K2

Fourteenth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x, K5, YO, K2

Sixteenth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x, K6, YO, K2

Eighteenth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x K7, YO, K2

Twentieth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x, K8, YO, K2

Twenty-second Row: K3, YO k2tog, 4x, K9, YO, K2

Twenty-fourth Row: K3, YO k2tog, 9x, K2

Twenty-fifth Row: Bind off 11 sts, K. 12 sts

Repeat from 2nd to 25th row until desired length.  Sew Lace Edge neatly around cabled afghan (see picture).

I hope you enjoyed my blog post and I always love to hear from you!





  1. Beautiful work! I miss my mither after reading this article…she knitted beautifully also

    • Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope you will pick up a pair of knitting needles yourself, it will give you a lot of joy!

  2. Mooi! Hoe Lang heb he er uiteindelijk over gedaan?

    • Dank je Han! Nou, in totaal anderhalf jaar. ik had hem afgelopen zomer al af. Om je eerlijk de waarheid te zeggen, de Lace Edge heeft me uiteindelijk nog veel tijd gekost, maar was wel de moeite waard.

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