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Monday, June 6, 2011

Quilt & Cable Blanket, for Cascade Yarns

I'm so happy to finally announce that my blanket is done!  It turned out more beautiful than I imagined it to be.  And by complete chance, it also turned out to be reversable!  Who knew.  At the end of the day, I ended up using most of four skeins of Cascade Eco Wool to knit this giant.  The finished demensions (while blocking) were 52"x64", and it covered the majority of my queen-sized bed.

This blanket could easily be knit in Cascade 128 as well, if you need to be able to wash it in a machine, but wool stays pretty clean and it probably wouldn't need to be washed more than once a season.  I washed this one in my tub.

This is a shot of the pattern in detail.  The quilted appearance is done with a neat little cable-wrap that I worked out just for this project.  This is only done every so often, and the rest of the piece is knit in 2x2 ribbing.  It's great t.v. knitting.

This is a shot of the pattern, on the wrong-side of the blanket.  It turned out to be just as pretty as the front! 

So, the blanket is finished.  I provided photographic evidence.  I now have to format the pattern and ship it away to California.  Stay tuned for info on when the pattern will be available through Cascade Yarns.


  1. Gorgeous. Love the color and the motif. The motif would work great for a lot of different kinds of projects.