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Bramble Cable Afghan



Chunky cables and a unique bramble stitch border combine for an attractive knit afghan. Make this cable afghan knitting pattern from Red Heart Yarn in bright blue for a striking home accent.

Bramble Cable Knit Afghan

Afghan is 51½" x 69".


  • Yarn: TLC® "Essentials™": 7 skeins 2820 Robin Egg.
  •  Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] – 40".
  • Cable needle, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 20 sts = 4"; 24 rows = 4" in Bramble Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the specified gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS: dec = decrease; inc = increase;
K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; St st = Stockinette
stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.);
st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; * or ** = repeat whatever
follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in
brackets the number of times specified.


Special Stitch:

BRAMBLE STITCH (multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1 (RS): P.
Row 2: * P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) in same st; repeat from *.
Row 3: P.
Row 4: * (K1, P1, K1) in same st, P3tog; repeat from *.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.

CABLE PANEL (worked over 19 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K6, P3, K1, P3, K6.
Row 2 and all WS rows: P6, K3, P1, K3, P6.
Row 3: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, K3, K3
from cable needle, P3, K1, P3, slip 3 sts to cable needle
and hold in front, K3, K3 from cable needle.
Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-6 for Cable Panel.

NOTE: Afghan is worked back and forth in rows. Circular
needle is used to accommodate the large number of


Cast on 258 sts.

Border – Row 1 (RS): Slip 1, beginning with Row 1, work
in Bramble st across to last st, K1.

Slipping first st and knitting last st of every row for
selvedge sts, work in Bramble st for 10 rows; end with a
WS row.

Begin Cable Center – Row 1 (RS): Slip 1, dec 3 sts
evenly spaced across row, work 20 sts in Bramble st; [work
10 sts in Reverse St st (P on RS rows, K on WS rows);
beginning with Row 1, work Cable Panel over 19 sts] 7
times; work 10 sts in Reverse St st, work 20 sts in Bramble
st, K1 – 255 sts.

Work as established until throw measures 67½”, inc 3
sts evenly spaced across last WS row – 258 sts. Slipping
first st and knitting last st of every row, work 10 rows in
Bramble st, end with a WS row.

Bind off. Weave in ends.



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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 25, 2011

This is a question for jdesrochers3 5633751: I've been having a terrible time decreasing on the Bramble Afghan pattern. I wondered how and where you did your 3 decreases. Thanks for any help on this. Leesa


Aug 21, 2011

When you begin the cable center, it says to "dec 3 sts evenly spaced across row". By doing that, won't the stitch counts for 3 panels be less and won't that mess up the pattern? I think that maybe I should decrease in 3 of the Rev. Stockinette panels, but am not sure. Can anyone who has made this afghan successfully let me know how you did it? Thanks. Needler


11 Ratings

Jul 29, 2011

I have 258 sts and I just started the cable section. The way I read it is: 1 = sl st 20 = Bramble 10 = Reverse st 19 x 7 = 133 = cable panel 10 = Reverse st 20 = Bramble 1 = K1 --------------- 195 sts, minus the 3 dec = 192 I'm missing 63 sts for 255. Where am I reading it wrong? Please help. I really like this afghan, would like to finish it. Thank you all in advance.


Apr 2, 2011

I loved making this afghan. I added rows to the top and bottom borders to better match the side borders.


Nov 29, 2010

Response to Crafter 4534281 I tried this and it worked. row 1 is the right side and is purled for both the Bramble stitch and for the Cable panel. Row 2--the wrong side is just as you described--you make the bramble on the wrong side but it comes out on the right side; on Row 3 which is also the row where the cable twist is made. The odd numbered rows are the right side for both the cable panel and the bramble stitch. You will see it after you do row 3. I had trouble remembering that knit stitches are done on the wrong side when you are doing reverse stockinette---which stitch is also purled on row 1. I hope this helps you.


Nov 28, 2010

Response to Comment 2 There is a Row 4. Look at Row 2. All WS row are alike.


Sep 7, 2010

Row 4 is the same as row 2 on the cable pattern. Hopes this helps. Jeanne


Aug 29, 2010

I've just started the cable panel section of this pattern and am stumped because the instructions jump from row 3 to row 5. NO ROW 4!?! This is the first time I've tried doing cables so maybe there's something I should just know but sure could use some help. Any one? Please?


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