Instructions

GAUGE:

In cable pattern, 25 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches.

 

CABLE PATTERN: 

Rows 1, 5, 7, and 9 (RS): K 8; * p 3, k 8; rep from * across row.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 (WS): P 8; * k 1, yo, k 2 tog, p 8; rep from * across row.

Row 3: Sl 4 sts to cn and hold in front, k 4, k 4 from cn; * p 3, sl 4 sts to cn and hold in front, k 4, k 4 from cn; rep from * across row.

Repeat these 10 rows for pat.

Note: Sl the first st of every row, counting it as the first k st.

 

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. With MC, cast on 262 sts. Work in garter st for 9 rows (5 ridges).
  2. Set up pattern on next RS row: K 6, place marker; work row 1 of cable pat over next 250 sts; place marker, k 6.
  3. Keeping first and last 6 sts in garter st and remaining sts in cable pat, work even until throw measures 53 in. from beginning, ending with row 5. Work in garter st for 9 rows (5 ridges). Bind off all sts. Use yarn needle to weave in loose ends. Block.
  4. Woven stripes: Cut 88 2-yd.-long strands of CC. Holding four strands together, weave yarn through yo spaces between cables, going over then under 2 bars each time. For fringe, adjust ends evenly, tying each group in an overhand knot. Trim ends even.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • CC: contrasting color
  • cn: cable needle
  • k: knit
  • MC: main color
  • p: purl
  • pat: pattern
  • rep: repeat
  • RS: right side row
  • sl: slip
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • tog: together
  • WS: wrong side row
  • yo: yarn over

FINISHED SIZE:

Cozy Knitted Afghan measures about 42 inches x 54 inches.