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Knit Cables and Diamonds Throw

By: The Red Heart Design Team

Knit an easy afghan from Red Heart Yarn that focuses on rows of cables and diamonds to create a beautiful pattern – talk about a double delight throw! This Knit Cables and Diamonds Throw is worked holding two strands of yarn together throughout. Work with two colors to create a heathered look. Check out this pattern and more in our We've Got You Covered: 25 Crochet and Knit Throws free eBook from Red Heart Yarns.


Throw measures 54½” x 70½”.

  • Red Heart® “Soft Yarn” (Art. E728) 5 oz (140 g), 256 yd (234 m) skeins: 6 skeins each 4601
    • Off White A, 9623 Spearmint B
  • Circular Knitting needles: US Size 13 (9mm) - 36”
  • GAUGE: 24sts = 8½”; 16 rows = 4’ in pattern with 2 strands held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Special Abbreviation
C6B = Slip next 3 sts onto cable holder and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 from holder.
Holding one strand of A and B together throughout, cast on 156 sts. Do not join but work back and forth in pattern. Purl 4 rows.
Work in pattern as follows:
Row 1 (right side): P3, K6, P3, *K5, K2tog, yo, K5, P3, K6, P3; repeat from * across.
Row 2 (and Every Wrong Side Row): Purl.
Row 3: P3, K6, P3, *K4, [K2tog, yo] twice, K4, P3, K6, P3; repeat from *across.
Row 5: P3, C6B, P3, *K3, [K2tog, yo] 3 times, K3, P3, C6B, P3; repeat from *across.
Row 7: P3, K6, P3, *K2 [K2tog, yo] 4 times, K2, P3, K6, P3; repeat from *across.
Row 9: P3, K6, P3, * K1, [K2tog, yo] 5 times, K1, P3, K6, P3; repeat from * across.
Row 11: Repeat Row 7.
Row 13: Repeat Row 5.
Row 15: Repeat Row 3.
Row 16: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-16 sixteen more times, then repeat Rows 1 and 2 once more. Purl 3 rows.
Bind off in Knit.

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