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.
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Knit Using A Simple 6-Stitch Cable 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 to form the 6-stitch cable pattern.
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 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!
Cozy and snuggly, it is large enough for two or three if you include the cat or dog.
Knit with a soft alpaca wool blend, this really is a blanket that you will want to make!
- 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 color beige (430) for the blanket.
- This yarn is an alpaca/wool/acrylic blend and is very soft to the touch.
- This yarn is super bulky/super chunky/18-20 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 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:
- Cable Knit Baby Blanket Pattern
- Free Blanket Knitting Patterns
- Easy Squishy Throw Blanket Pattern
- Christmas Blanket Knitting Pattern
For more cable knits you may like this post – 17+ Cable Knitting Patterns.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting.
- How to cast off knitting.
- How to knit the garter stitch.
- How to knit the purl stitch.
- How to knit stockinette stitch.
- How to read knitting patterns.
- Knitting abbreviations and terms.
- How to knit rib stitch.
- How to knit with two strands of yarn together.
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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Skill Level – Intermediate
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 4 sts and 6 rows in stocking stitch.
Length = 70 inches / 178 cm
Width = 66 inches / 168 cm
The Supplies You Need
- Super bulky/super chunky/18-20 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 color beige 430 x 13 skeins
- Total yardage for blanket = 1,706 yds.
- Substitute yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
- Substitute yarn suggestion: Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky 10 Value Pack
- Substitute yarn suggestion: Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky 10 Ball Value Pack
- 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)
- Tape measure
- Darning 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 the 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 the cable pattern:
- Row 1 (RS): K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
- Row 2 (WS): K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
- Row 3: K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
- Row 4: K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
- Row 5: K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
- Row 6: K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
- Row 7: K6 (edge), *P3, C6F, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
- Row 8: K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
These 8 rows 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 (rows 1-6 only).
Knit 3 rows.
Weave in all loose ends.
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