Chunky Cables Throw

If you want warm and cozy this winter, this throw is just right for you. Thick, bulky yarn is perfect for a quick project, and cables make it look like you spent months making it. Designed by Laura Bain.

Skill Level: Easy 

Size: 40” x 50” (102 x 127 cm) 

Gauge: 7 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 8 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in cable pattern 

Materials

Yarn:

Super Bulky Weight Yarn Red Heart Grande (78% acrylic, 22% wool; 46 yards [42 meters]/150 grams): #288 Apricot (15 balls)
Needles: US size 19 (15.0 mm), 36″ (90 cm) needles or longer
Notions: Cable needle, yarn needle 

Special Stitches

2/2 LC (2 over 2 Left Cross): Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

Pattern Notes

Circular needle is used to accommodate width of fabric. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working with straight needles.
Cable pattern can be worked from written instructions or by following chart. Read right side rows of chart from right to left, and wrong side rows from left to right. 

Pattern

Cast on 69 sts.

Lower Border

Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 6 rows.

Cable Pattern

Set-Up Row (WS): *P5, [k1, p1] 4 times; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 1 (RS): *K4, [p1, k1] 4 times, p1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 2: *P5, [k1, p1] 4 times; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 3 (cable row): *2/2 LC, [p1, k1] 4 times, p1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, 2/2 LC.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice.
Row 9 (cable row): Repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 4-9 until piece measures about 46″ (117 cm) from beginning; end with a Row 9 (cable row).
Next Row: Repeat Row 2.
Next Row: Repeat Row 1.

Top Border

Work in Garter st for 5 rows.
Bind off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. yarn ball

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