Cuddle Time Blankie

Snuggle up with a good book and your little one as the summer day winds down. The open cables form vertical columns in an easily memorized four-row pattern in this cuddly blanket.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approx 37” wide x 43” long

Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Open Cable pattern

Gauge is not critical to this project, but may affect the amount of yarn needed.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams: #827 Coral, 6 balls.

Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm): 26” circular needle or size to obtain gauge

Notions: Cable needle (cn); stitch markers

Stitch Guide

Wyif: With yarn in front.

Open Cable Pattern (multiple of 12 sts +3)

Rows 1 and 3 (WS): K3, *p9, k3; rep from * across.

Row 2: P3, *k1, sl1 to cn and hold in back, k2tog, p1 from cn, yo, p1, yo, sl2 to cn and hold in front, p1, ssk from cn, k1, p3; rep from * across.

Row 4: P3, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, ssk, p3; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Do not join, work in rows.

Blanket

CO 171 sts.

Border Row: Sl1 purlwise wyif, knit to end of row.

Rep Border Row 7 times more.

Set-up Row: Sl1, k5, place marker, work Row 1 of Open Cable pattern to last 6 sts, place marker, k6.

Slipping first st of every row and keeping 6 sts at each end in Garter st and remaining sts in Open Cable pattern, work even until Blanket measures approximately 42” from beg, ending with Row 1 of pattern.

Work 8 Border rows.

BO knitwise on RS.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.yarn ball

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