Cable Whipped

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Cable Whipped

Description

This airily delicious blanket, with its swirls of openwork and cable patterning, provides a cozy barrier between you and the cold when fall and winter winds roar. The pattern includes three sizes (lap or baby blanket/throw/coverlet), but is easily adjusted for a longer or wider piece. The simple pattern is very approachable for novices, especially on the larger needles used here, but also engaging and fun for experienced knitters when a quick gift or TV project is called for. Work in a fluffy yarn as shown for a lighter-than-air result; a smoother yarn will offer more depth and stitch definition.

Sample shown is the baby blanket/lap blanket size, knit in Chebris Worsted, color Frappé

Suggested Yarns: Confection Worsted, Targhee Worsted, Kent Worsted, Better Breakfast Worsted, or Chebris Worsted
   
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.

Finished Size: 
32(45, 66) inches in width and 37(58, 74) inches in length (washed and stretched lightly)

Yardage Requirement:
for (lap or baby blanket/throw/coverlet): 780(1600, 3225) yards

Gauge: 
14 sts and 21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unwashed and unblocked)
13 sts and 21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (washed and dried flat)
16 sts and 19 rows = 4 inches in cable/lace pattern (washed and stretched lightly to block)

Needles:
Size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needle for hem ribbing (or 1 mm smaller than gauge needle)
cable needle that is a couple sizes smaller than gauge needle