Summersweet Blanket


Gently meandering cables provide the perfect frame for leaf-inspired lace, making this blanket perfect for warm and cool days alike. Ribbed borders and garter edges provide abundant texture and ensure that the blanket lies flat. The Rib pattern and Cable Panel are written out and charted. Choose a solid or mostly solid color to showcase the timeless feel of this classic, 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 a custom-sized blanket, just add or subtract horizontal repeats of the Rib pattern and 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 (b) save a corresponding weight of yarn for the top border.

Carriage Blanket (Lap Throw)

Finished Measurements:
36¼ (51¾)” / 92 [131.5] cm wide and 29¾ (50¾)” / 75.5 [129] cm long

Aran-weight yarn at 195 yds [178 m] per approx 113 g [4 oz]: 900 (2,150) yds / 825 [1,970] m

» Carriage Blanket shown in Foxhill Farm Cormo (100% wool; 195 yds [178 m] per approx 113 g [4 oz]): “Natural,” 5 skeins

US 8 (5.0 mm) 40” [100 cm] circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

Two markers
Cable needle; yarn needle

26 sts / 36 rows = 5⅛” [13 cm] wide and 5¼” [13.25 cm] high in Cable Panel, after blocking

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