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Lace Cable Afghan



This afghan knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns creates a lovely afghan with a branching, lace design. Knit in a neutral color with circular needles, this pattern is intended for intermediate knitters. Find this pattern and more knitting lace afghans in the Easy Lace Knitting Patterns eBook.

Lace Cable Knit Afghan



  • Bernat® Berella “4” (Solids: 100 g / 3.5 oz) (08940 Natural) 11 balls OR Bernat® Berella “4” (Ombres: 85 g / 3 oz) 13 balls
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements: Approx 51 x 62" [129.5 x 157.5 cm].

Cast on 244 sts. Do not join.
Working back and forth across needle, knit 2 rows.
1st row: K3. *K3. K2tog. K4. yrn. P2. (K2. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso) 3 times. P2. yon. K4. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K3. *P2. P2togtbl. P4. yrn. P1. K2. (P2. yrn. P2tog) 3 times. K2. P1. yrn. P4. P2tog. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd row: K3. *K1. K2tog. K4. yfwd. K2. P2. (K2. yfwd. Sl1. K1.psso) 3 times. P2. K2. yfwd. K4.
Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
4th row: K3. *P2togtbl. P4. yrn. P3. K2. (P2. yrn. P2tog) 3 times. K2. P3. yrn. P4. P2tog. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
5th to 12th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice.
13th row: K3. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. P2. yon. K4. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. K2tog. K4. yrn. P2. K2. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
14th row:  K3. *yrn. P2tog. P2. yrn. P2tog. K2. P1. yrn. P4. P2tog. P4. P2togtbl. P4. yrn. P1. K2. P2. yrn. P2tog. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
15th row: K3. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. P2. K2. yfwd. K4. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. K2tog. K4. yfwd. K2. P2. K2. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
16th row: K3. *yrn. P2tog. P2. yrn. P2tog. K2. P3. yrn. P4.
P2tog. P2togtbl. P4. yrn. P3. K2. P2. yrn. P2tog. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3. 17th to 24th rows: As 13th to 16th rows twice. Rep these 24 rows for 62 ins [157.5 cm], ending with a 24th row. Knit 2 rows. Cast off.

Cut 10 ins [25.5 cm] lengths of yarn. Taking 6 strands tog, knot into fringe evenly spaced across top and bottom of
Afghan. Trim fringe evenly.

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I'm absolutely floored by all the complaints and unpleasant comments on this pattern. Every single abbreviation in this pattern is a standard knitting abbreviation, might I suggest that everyone who needs to should print out or otherwise save a standard knitting abbreviations chart and keep it handy. Not every single pattern is going to have the abbreviations written out for you and they don't have to either, the only time a new key is usually publiched with a pattern is when there is a new stitch or abbreviation used in a pattern.

Ealizabethane 1862886

When are the correct directions going to be printed???

Koskipeggy 2131875

I just compared the above pattern and it is the same as the original one. Where is the updated one??????

Koskipeggy 2131875

I just read your post. U say U updated - is it showing in the pattern that I'm seeing now or where is it?? I'm wondering Y there are 4 abbrev. that to me mean the same thing--makes no sense. Is there something I'm missing? Pattern as is does not come out right. Thanks for your help.

Koskipeggy 2131875

Has anyone ever finished this afghan? If so, you are a better person than I am. I still think the pattern is wrong.

Koskipeggy 2131875

Has anyone completed this Successfully? I am an experienced knitted but with reading the reviews I am confused on if I should give it a go or not? Thanks

heatherngregg 3316707

Unfortunately, there are some inconsistencies in knitting abbreviations, which many others have already pointed out. Here is the link to the most extensive abbreviation list I've ever seen: http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/abbrev.guest.cfm Happy knitting!


This pattern looks very interesting. I can see by the way that the directions are written, as to why knitters would have problems with this pattern. Here is a note to other knitters that are attemping to follow this pattern. This is me speaking. I compare reading piano music to reading knitting patterns. Each has its own ups and down, and repeats of instructions involved in reading. What has helped me is this. Because of my talent of reading music, I have found reading knitting patterns, a lot easier to do. yes its not perfect, and occassoinally have to ask questions and such. Which leads me into the thing of doing difficult knitting patterns. This is because I'm an advanced knitter. Finally: Its like this. Because I read music, with all of its ups and down, repeats and such, I have found that I can read knitting patterns. And more often or not, the more difficult the better. Even in difficult patterns, there is a challenge, but can still read the pattern. The patterns above that everyone is talking about, is difficult, and takes some talent to read. But it will get done, and may just put up a picture when finished.


this is the worst pattern ever could not keep the stich count, no matter what I did could not come out without loosing stiches must have unravaled 20 time one week and don"have a row done HELP

moynash 0076186

I'm glad I read the comments for this pattern BEFORE starting. I always translate the patterns into grid sheets using Excel so I can read the pattern more easily and, if needed, keep track of rows. It also permanently records the pattern in my computer so I can just reprint the Excel pattern instead of marking up the original. Comments (e.g., yrn & yon for the standard YO) helped me realize this beforehand so I could insert the more common term (YO) instead of the ones they used ... some of which I had NEVER heard of in all my years of knitting. Thanks!

Sandi Lee

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