Sunshine Cable Baby Blanket

Designed by Sasha

Medium difficult (intermediate level)

Final Size: 5 feet by 3 feet blocked

Gauge: # 14 sts/# 20 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Materials:
      BERNAT Baby Coordinates [acrylic; Sport weight; 431yds; 160g]; Lemon Custard; 3-4 skeins (I forgot to keep track - I used them for other projects)
      LION BRAND YARN Pound of Love [acrylic; worsted weight, 1020 yd; 448 g 100% Antique White; 2 skeins
      1# set(s) US #10 US circular needles (preferable) or extra long straight needles
      1 cable needle or double pointed needle

Pattern Notes:
      Cable = made with six stitches, slip stitch three stitches as if to purl on cable needle (cn), let it fall in front of work, knit the next three stitches, then knit the three stitches on the cn.
      Seed st = knit the purl stitches, and purl the knit stitches.

PATTERN:

Knitting with both yarns together, cast on 144 stitches.

Working in seed stitch border:

Row 1: K1, P1 to end

Row 2: P1, K1 to end

Continue until you have 6 inch border

Working in main pattern:

Row 1: *K1, P1 (work from * for 9 stitches), **K 18, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2 (work from ** twice), K18, *K1, P1 (work from * till end).

Row 2: *K1, P1 (work from * for 9 stitches), **P 18, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2 (work from ** twice), P18, *K1, P1 (work from * till end).

Row 3: *K1, P1 (work from * for 9 stitches), **K 18, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2 (work from ** twice), K18, *K1, P1 (work from * till end).

Row 4: *K1, P1 (work from * for 9 stitches), **P 18, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2 (work from ** twice), P18, *K1, P1 (work from * till end).

Row 5: *K1, P1 (work from * for 9 stitches), **K 18, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2 (work from ** twice), K18, *K1, P1 (work from * till end).

Row 6: *K1, P1 (work from * for 9 stitches), **P 18, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2 (work from ** twice), P18, *K1, P1 (work from * till end).

Row 7: *K1, P1 (work from * for 9 stitches), **K 18, P2, K2, P2, CABLE (place 3 stitches on holder, knit 3, knit the three stitches on cable, P2, K2, P2 (work from ** twice), K18, *K1, P1 (work from * till end).

Continue to knit rows 2-7 until you have 54 inches, or 4 feet 8 inches

Seed stitch border

Row 1: K1, P1 to end

Row 2: P1, K1 to end

Continue until you have 6 inch border

Bind off


It is really important to block your work.

Since this is machine washable, I put the blanket through the washer in the gentle cycle and laid it out flat to dry. It is important to pin it down when it is drying.


Pattern and pictures Copyright © 2007, Sasha's Yarn ball
Feel free to use and distribute freely, but do not alter or sell.