Cable Afghan

Cable Afghan
Cable Afghan

Free Knitting Pattern - Cable Afghan

Materials: Red Heart, (4 "Tangleproof" Pull Out Skeins): Knitting Worsted, 4 Ply, Art. E.234: 11 skeins of No. 111 Eggshell or color desired; OR "Wintuk", 4 Ply, Art. E.267: 11 skeins of No. 111 Eggshell; Circular Needle, No. 15, 36-inch length; A Double-pointed Needle or a Cable Stitch Holder; markers.

Gauge: 5 cellular stitches = 2 1/2 inches; 13 rows = 4". Be sure to check your gauge before starting afghan. Use any size needle which will obtain the stitch gauge above.

Pattern: 2 strands held together throughout.

A circular needle is recommended to accommodate the large number of stitches. Do not join. Work in rows.

Starting at long edge, with 2 strands held together, cast on 120 sts. Do not join, turn.

Row 1-wrong side: Yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, (yo, k 1, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso) 6 times; yo, k 1, yo-cellular panel; * place a marker on needle, p 1, place another marker on needle, k 2, p 12, k 2-horseshoe panel; place a marker, p 1, place another marker, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, (yo, k 1, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso) 6 times; yo, k 1, yo. Repeat from * once more.

Note: Be careful not to drop the yo at beg or end of row. Each yo is worked as a st.

3 cellular panels and 2 horseshoe panels have been started.

Row 2: * P across to next marker, slip marker, k 1, slip marker, p 2, k 12, p 2, slip marker, k 1, slip marker. Repeat from * once more; p remaining sts.

Always slip markers.

Row 3: Yo, k 2 tog, (yo sl 1 k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 1) 6 times; yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, * p1, k2, p12, k2, p1 yo k2 tog, (yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 1) 6 times; yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso. Repeat from * once more.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, (yo, k 1, yo, sl 1 k 2 tog, psso) 6 times; yo, k 1, yo, * p1, k2, p12, k2, p1, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, (yo, k 1, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso) 6 times; yo, k 1, yo. Repeat from * once more.

Row 6: * p across to next marker, k 1, p 2, slip next 3 sts onto dp needle and hold in back of work, k next 3 sts, k the 3 sts from dp needle, slip next 3 sts onto dp needle and hold in front of work, k next 3 sts, k the 3 sts from dp needle, p 2, k 1. Repeat from * once more, p remaining sts.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: Repeat Row 5.

Repeat last 8 rows (Rows 2-9) for pattern. Work in pattern until afghan measures about 59 inches, ending with Row 9. Bind off.

Pin to measurements, dampen and leave to dry.