New Paid Knitting Pattern
With this pattern you can create your own luxurious Cable Knit Throw. The Comfy Cable Throw has a thick hand knitted touch of luxury with a Wooly feel fabric. With my Irish heritage the language of cables has been inspiring over the years. I have even researched my own clan cable design, more on that in a future post. For now I'll share the symbology and meaning behind some of the cables I chosen for this blanket.
Rope Cable: This stitch symbolises the ropes the fishermen used, and symbolises the desire for luck and a wish for a fruitful fishing harvest. This pattern represents luck.
Ladder of Life: Purl or twist stitches worked to form the rungs of the ladder of life, against a plain background. It symbolises Health and Happiness.
Trellis: An intricate pattern of plain stitches worked to form a trellis effect over purl stitches. This stitch represents Success
Irish Moss Stitch: This stitch represents the seaweed spread over the barren fields to produce a good harvest.
Reasons to knit your own Comfy Cable Blanket
- Warm and cosy: Perfect to snuggle up when you are watching TV on the sofa. Keeps you warm on those chilly days.
- Chunky, handmade throw / blanket doubled up to use as a Decorative throw / runner on the bed or an arm chair.
- Soothing: a knit that takes a little thought but is actually easier than others will believe.
You Will Need
8mm circular needles
14 Stitch markers
Wool needle, for weaving in the ends
My sample blanket used 15 balls of King Cole Big Value Tonal Chunky yarn in Quick Silver
100% premium acrylic, 100g, 167 yds/152m
After blocking a 10cm/4" square = 14 sts x 12 rows in lattice cable
120 cm x 150 cm (47" x 59") - Big enough for a Chair or one seater Sofa or a single bed