Cable Stitch Afghan

Cable Stitch Afghan
Cable Stitch Afghan

Free Knitting Patterns - Cable Stitch Afghan
The American Thread Co. 1947. Star Afghan Book, Book 52.

Size: 51" x 72"

Materials: American Thread Company "Dawn" Knitting Worsted, Article W11, 42-1 1/4 oz. Skeins White or any color desired; 1 Pair No. 8 Knitting Needles and 1 Double Pointed Knitting Needle; Bone Crochet Hook No. 6.

Cable Stripe: Cast on 48 sts.

1st Row. K 3, P 3, K 3, P 8, K 3, P 8, K 3, P 8, K 3, P 3, K 3.

2nd Row. Right side of work--P 3, K 3, P 3, K 8, P 3, K 8, P 3, K 8, P 3, K 3, P 3.

Repeat 1st and 2nd rows 3 times, then repeat 1st row once more.

10th Row. Cable twist row. P 3, K 3, * P 3, slip next 4 sts on a double pointed needle and place in front of work, K next 4 sts, K 4 sts on double pointed needle, repeat from * twice, P 3, K 3, P 3.

Repeat from beginning until work measures about 70 inches.

Work 3 more stripes in same manner.

Seed Stitch Stripe: Cast on 16 sts.

1st and 2nd Rows. * K 2, P 2, repeat from * across row.

3rd and 4th Rows. * P 2, K 2, repeat from * across row.

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern until work measures about 70 inches.

Work 4 more stripes in same manner.

Edge. Join yarn and working on short side, work 1 sc in each st, 1 sc in 1st st of cable, make a plait of cable sts and work 2 sc through plait to hold in shape then work 1 sc in last cable st, continue with 1 sc in each st. Work 3 sc in each corner and work 1 sc in every other st on long side. Work other end and side in manner, join with a sl st.

2nd Row. Star Stitch--Ch 3, insert needle in 2nd st from hook, pull through, insert needle in next st of ch, pull through, insert needle in each of the next 2 sc, pull each loop through leaving all loops on needle, yarn over and pull through all loops on needle, ch 1 (ch 1 is called the eye of the star st) * pick up and pull loop through the eye of st just made, side loop of star st, next 2 sc, yarn over and pull through all loops on needle, ch 1, repeat from * to corner, * at corner, pick up loop in base of star st and 1 loop in next sc, repeat from * four times. Work all around in same manner working all corners same as 1st corner.

3rd Row. Ch 3, pick up the 2nd and 1st st of chain, side of star st, eye of next star st, yarn over and pull through all loops on needle, ch 1, * pick up eye of star st, side of star st just made, top of star st in previous row, eye of next star st in previous row, yarn over and pull through all loops on needle, ch 1, repeat from * working the corners same as previous row.

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