Bramble Cable Afghan
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.
- 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.
Afghan is 51½" x 69".
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
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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.