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Lace Cable Afghan


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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.

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

Hi there, the pattern you see above is the most recent (corrected) version. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

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

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.

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

Hi there, I just updated this patter, so hopefully that will help. Is there a specific issue you're having? Leave another comment and let me know - thanks!

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

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

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!

I am having a problem with the instructions. The 1st Row has "yrn" and "yon" in the instructions. Is this supposed to be for yarn over? In th 3rd row it says "yfwd" - does this mean yarn over with yarn in the front. I really want to make this afghan but don't want to start without some clarification.

I love this pattern. How come there were no abbreviations on the bottom to tell you what the stitches are to be done? I am an intermediate knitter and found this to be very confusing. I love the picture of the pattern, but will not try it as it appears. Will have to find out what some of the abbreviations mean. Most patterns will list them. I find it disappointing that this one did not list them. Ladynell75

to knitter girl and everyone else--I printed the directions from Bernat web site--On botton it stated ABBREVIATIONS www.bernat.comglossary--went there and list of all abbreviations above looks like a great pattern

Hello, I just finished the Lacy Weave Afghan Colors were Camero, Deep Straw, Soft Fern. I had a terrible time figuring it out ,the stitches did not match , so I made up my version . It looks great. Ricki Looser

check out the link "easy lace kniting patterns eBook" above and page 7 for this pattern and abbreviations.

I just found the answer to the abbreviations in a sweater pattern! PSSO is, of course, Pass Slipped Stitch Over (There will be a slipped stitch preceding this or a couple stitches before). TBL is the one that had me baffled (Looks like tablespoon). I had never seen that before, but I found it in a sweater pattern and it means Through Back Loop. So, when you see "P2togtbl." in the pattern you are to Purl 2 stitches together through the back loop. I think that it would have been less confusing if they had left a space instead of running it all together as P2tog TBL. Anyway, I was glad to find it and hope that this helps someone else. I love this pattern and look forward to making it some day now that I know the abbreviations --) Wetbrush1

This is a beautiful knitted afghan. I'm slowing getting to know the different stitch abbreviations.

until i saw this pattern, i thought i was a pretty experienced beader. however, there are abbreviations in this lace cable afghan that i've never seen before. it would be really helpful if there was a general table with the meanings of the abbreviations somewhere on the site. if there is one, i haven't seen it yet, but i'll start looking. i've always seen yarn over (needle) as simply YO. psso togtbl--well, this is another one i haven't seen before. i know what psso means (pass stitch over). usually, tog means together, and i've seen tbl used to mean a triple stitch, but what it means all bunched together like that is beyone me. LOL wish i could be more help, but i'm in the same boat the rest of you are in. i'd love to do this afghan for my daughter as part of her wedding present, but i think i may go to something else that isn't quite as hard to decipher. good luck, everyone! mrsmo

I just came across this on a pattern i was doing and found that yon means yarn over needle. it is usually followed by a number as in "yon 3x" meaning wrap the yarn over the needle 3 times in a row and then make your stitch.

yrn means yarn but I'm not sure whay yon means. I'm assuming it means yarn on but what does that mean... yarn on with what or yarn on to what?? Also what do psso togtbl mean? Thanks, knitsy

yon (yarn over needle) yrn (yarn 'round needle) seem to be the same as yo "yarn over" according to a glossary I found.

Could anyone tell me what the abbreviation yrn is? Also yon. I'm talking about the Lace cable afghan. Thanks , stylingcenter2@yahoo.com


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