Sunday, January 23, 2011

Needlework: Knitted Cable Afghan in Blue


This afghan is knitted on circular needles, forming a cable every six rows. I have made several of these in a variety of colors for family members and am always pleased with the result.

Basically, for seasoned knitters, with about 48 ounces of worsted weight yarn, cast on 230 stitches using size 10 1/2 circular needles, work a seed stitch for six rows and then begin knitting six stitches and purling six stitches across the row, maintaining four seed stitches on each side. Twisting a cable stitch on the knit stitches every sixth row, continue the same until desired length is reached, ending with six rows of seed stitch. Happy knitting !

The pattern book can be purchased on amazon.com: Easy Afghans - Art. J16 - #0122 - Knit and Crochet Afghans Pattern Booklet - Coats and Clark (Paperback)
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26 comments:

Melissa said...

It is beautiful and looks very, very cozy.

Boo-Bah said...

Beautiful! I bet it keeps you warm too.

Dena E's Blog said...

Yes,,sooo inviting on a cold Iowa day...Blessings and Love from Our Precious LORD above~~~Hugs Dena

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous afghan.
Happy Blue Monday! ~ Sarah

momstheword said...

Very pretty and I love that shade of blue. As you said, it makes a great gift and they'll think of your graciousness when they bundle up!

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Pie said...

It's beautiful.

My Blue Monday.

Jan said...

Wonderful blue, a lot of work in it,
but you must be very pleased with it.
Happy Blue Monday,
Jan

Custom Comforts said...

How very pretty and what a gorgeous shade of blue. What lucky recipients to get your afghans.

Cindy

bj said...

What a lovely afagan.
Happy Blue Monday, bj

Seams Inspired said...

Hey bloggy friend! Visiting from the blog hop. Love that afghan...if only I could knit. ;o)

Happy Blue Monday! :o)

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, that is beautiful!! I hope when I get past knitting things like scarves, hats, and toys, I hope I will be ready to move on to this afghan!

Kathy said...

Love the shade of blue - beautiful pattern - inspiring!
Kathy

Lexi said...

This is so beautiful! I love cable knit AND this is no exception!

Beth said...

Stunning~! I can't imagine how long something like that would take me :-) It's beautiful!

~Beth

Xmas Dolly said...

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Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said...

So pretty~ love that color!!

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AshTreeCottage said...

So pretty! I wish I could do that!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Yona said...

Very nice! I wish I could make things like that. Very soon, I will attempt a baby quilt (yikes).

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Mizzreviewlady said...

Beutiful! THere is no way i would be able to do something like that! I am now following you from the hop. Please follow me back when you get a chance at http://mizzreviewlady-mommyreviews.blogspot.com/

Groovy Baby Blog said...

Amazing Afghan, following you!
Angela & Angelica
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Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am in awe of your talent. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Melissa said...

Beautiful :)

Olga said...

What a beautiful work. An afghan like this one would make a wonderful gift.

Pooch said...

So pretty and very warm too! It doesn't get better than that!

:)

It's a Keeper said...

Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! I hope you come back next week and link something new!

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Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love snuggling up with a thick afghan when it's cold. And I really like cable knits. Yours is lovely.

Have a great weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
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