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!
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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!
Making Your Own Cable Throw Blanket
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.
This Chunky Blanket Knits Up Faster Than Most!
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) 40″ 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/super chunky/14 ply and I knit with two strands together for the blanket.
- If you use jumbo weight yarn then you should knit with a single strand only.
You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is the super bulky weight.
Here are some examples:
- Lion Brand – Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
- Novita – Folk
- Stylecraft – Swift Knit
- Grundl – Alaska
- Big Twist Yarns – Natural Blend
- Buttercream – Luxe Craft Alpaca Solid
- Mary Maxim – Starlette Chunky
- Yarn Bee – Effortless Super Bulky
- Lion Brand – Hometown USA
- Patons (Australia) – Super Quick
- Bergere De France – Recyclaine
More Knitted Blanket Patterns
This blanket pattern is great for any advanced beginners who are learning how to knit cables.
For more free blanket patterns please take a look at these posts:
- Free Blanket Knitting Patterns
- Easy Squishy Throw Blanket Pattern
- Christmas Blanket Knitting Pattern
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 be comfortable knitting with two strands of yarn together.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Cable Knit Blanket Pattern
The blanket knits up fairly quickly and the cable twist design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
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- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- In all product listings please credit Handy Little Me (Louise Bollanos) as the designer.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Intermediate
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 8 sts and 6 rows
Length = 70 inches / 178 cm
Width = 66 inches / 168 cm
The Supplies You Need
- Super bulky/super chunky/14 ply – Knit with two strands together.
- If knitting with a single strand – you will need jumbo weight yarn.
- Yarn Weight Guide
- Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca (150g/5,28oz/120m/131.23 yds) in the colour beige 430 x 13 skeins
- This is approx 1,706 yards.
- Super Bulky substitute yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick x 12 skeins
- For more yarn substitutes please see the info further up in this post.
- 25mm (US 50) 40″ circular knitting needles
- Cable needle – (could use a straight 20mm (US 36) or a 25mm (US 50) knitting needle)
- 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)
Cable Knit Blanket Pattern
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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