In this post, you will see a chunky cable knit blanket pattern.
The blanket is really huge and squishy, perfect for those cold autumn/winter days.
Knit with a soft alpaca wool blend, this really is a blanket that you will want to make!
Read below for the details or scroll down for the free pattern.
This pattern is perfect if you’re looking for an easy quick pattern to work on while watching a show or listening to a podcast.
You’ll use knit and purl stitches as well as cable stitches.
The cable is an easy one to knit, so if you have never cabled before, don’t worry it is really simple – you can do it!
The cables in the blanket form an intricate design that looks more complicated than it is.
You will follow an 8-row repeat throughout the pattern, knitting extra stitches for the borders on either side.
This cable pattern is known as a 6 stitch cable to the left.
If you are new to cables, this is a great pattern for you to try them out.
Chunky knit blankets are just everywhere right now and make great throws for your home.
You can make this blanket fairly fast, which makes it great for gift giving!
Cosy and snuggly, it is large enough for two or three if you include the cat or dog!
- I used 25 mm (US 50) circular knitting needles for this pattern.
- They are huge needles and easy to work with.
- Fantastic for making throw blankets and scarves.
- I did not have a cable needle this large, so used a 20mm (US 36) needle as my cable needle.
- If you have a 25mm (US 50) straight needle – I would recommend using that for the cables.
- I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in the colour beige (430) for the blanket.
- This yarn is an alpaca/wool/acrylic blend and very soft to touch.
- This yarn is super bulky and I knit with two strands together for the blanket.
- You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is super bulky weight.
- For example, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
This is a fairly quick knit with easy pattern instructions to follow further down in this post.
If you would like to purchase the printable, ad-free, inexpensive PDF head on over to my shop!
This blanket pattern is great for any advanced beginners who are learning how to knit cables.
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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl – as this is a commonly used stitch.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Chunky Knit Cable Blanket Pattern
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Skill Level – Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
- Darning needle
- Tape measure
- 25mm (US 50) circular knitting needles
- Cable needle – (could use a straight 20mm (US 36) / 25mm (US 50) knitting needle)
Super Bulky 06 (Yarn Weight Guide)
Substitute yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 8 sts and 6 rows
Length = 70 inches / 178 cm
Width = 66 inches / 168 cm
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- C6F – (K3+3), slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, K3 from left-hand needle, then knit 3 from the cable needle.
- K = Knit
- P – Purl
- Rep = Repeat
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
With two strands held together – Cast on 78 sts (do not join in the round)
Rows 1-3: Knit to the end of the row.
Next start cable pattern:
Row 1: K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 2: K6 (edge), *K3, P6, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 3: K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 4: K6 (edge), *K3, P6, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 5: K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 6: K6 (edge), *K3, P6, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 7: K6 (edge), *P3, C6F, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 8: K6 (edge), *K3, P6, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
The 8 rows above form the pattern.
Rep rows 1-8 until you have completed rows 1-8 – 10 times.
Cont in cable pattern for a further 6 rows (1-6).
Knit 3 rows.
Weave in all loose ends.
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