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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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Reviews More Reviews

Mar 11, 2015

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.


Oct 13, 2014

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


22 Ratings

Sep 13, 2014

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


Sep 13, 2014

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.


Aug 15, 2014

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


Feb 4, 2014

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


Aug 22, 2012

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!


Jan 18, 2012

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.


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