Cables and lace intertwine to create a classic, elegant blanket. Deeply ribbed borders create the perfect frame for the cable pattern, which is charted. Choose a solid color to enhance the heirloom feel of this unisex blanket.
The blanket is worked flat in one piece in an Aran-weight yarn. The blanket is shown in the carriage blanket size and the pattern includes a larger lap throw size. To make an even larger blanket, add more horizontal repeats of the Cable Panel and work until the blanket is your desired length. For all sizes, to ensure that you have enough yarn, you may wish to (a) weigh your blanket after completing the bottom border and Lower Cable Panel; and (b) save a corresponding weight/yardage of yarn for the Upper Cable Panel and top border.
Carriage Blanket (Lap Throw)
35 (51)“ / 89 (129.5) cm wide and 29 (50)” / 73.5 (127) cm long
Aran-weight yarn at approx.
195 yds (178 m) to 110 g (4 oz): 850 (2,100) yds / 780 (1,920) m
» Carriage Blanket shown in Foxhill Farm Cormo Cross (100% wool; approx. 195 yds (178 m) to 110 g (4 oz)): “Silver,” 5 skeins
US 8 (5.0 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needle (for body), or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needle (for borders), or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable needle; yarn needle
40 stitches / 24 rows = 8” (20 cm) wide and 3.5” (8.75 cm) high in Main Cable Panel on larger needles, after blocking
21 stitches / 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Rib Patt on smaller needles, after blocking
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