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Bramble Cable Afghan

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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".

Materials:

  • 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
stitches.

THROW:

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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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

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

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.

I have just started this project and have the exact same problem as you. did you ever figure this out? And how. Thanks, I am anxious to continue.

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

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.

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

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

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?

I want to make this afghan. Do you have the corrections for it? THX flo Johnson

I have completed the border on the Bramble Cable Afghan (10 rows). Now I am ready to start the Cable Center --Row 1 (RS). It says to work 20 sts in Bramble st . My problem is how do I do the Bramble st on the RS when it is made on the WS showing on the RS. Then the cable pattern will not be right. I have tried to solve this problem and have asked several good knitters and we cannot figure it out. Help, please and tell me what I am doing wrong. I love the pattern and am anxious to get working on the afghan.

that i do !! i am a male and i do not under stand what these thing first time.. i would like to make it for my wife... st,ws,p on rs k6,p3 or how to start it. use do so much for a man !!!! but since i have been doing every thing it is not so easy.. thank god ! my kids are grown up.. but more men should start doing things like this ... then may be they will have more resecpt for the woman.. men do not know what it is like to do a woman's job..and she works... let some thing happen to them .. then they will get a tast of what a woman goes through... then they will know.. and even though people think i am gay!! to do every thing .. i don't care!! my wife is the bread winner.. she put the money in my handy s ... now it is time for her to work.. and me well have to stay home and take care of things here for her.. men think woman are just a peice of meat and they are king... but a woman is a gift.. her body heart mind and soul... so men beware !! you need her more then woman need men..men do not know how lucky they are.. and they will not , until they need them.. thank ' s for letting me blow off steam ... arthur

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