Cable Knit Blanket Pattern – Mama In A Stitch

this is Large cable knit blanket It is fast and easy to make! I love the way it wraps so perfectly and looks like it can be purchased at a high end home store. You can see the free knitting pattern below as well as a link to a tutorial to show you how to knit cables. The printable version is also available on my Etsy store here and you can find the set from Lion Brand HERE (in several color options!)

EPIC’s loose and flowing cables are very classic but at the same time on trend. This blanket is woven in the color ‘Driftwood’ which is a beautiful dull greyish brown.

I love cable blankets because they’re so on-trend, but they’re also a true classic. I designed this to be modern and have loose, nice cables. (I spent quite a bit of time trying to get the cables just right for my Cable Knit jacket. I used these as inspiration for these cables, so it was a lot easier this time!)

I had so much fun taking pictures of this cozy piece in my parents’ cabin. Isn’t it nice to cover a chair with fire?

You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can sew this blanket because the needles are big. Not so big that it’s cumbersome, (I’ve been there), but it’s big enough that the stitches work quickly. It also really enhances the definition of the drape and stitch on this blanket.

Very beautiful!

It’s fun for gift giving because it’s impressive and can be used just about anywhere. Hope you like it too! By the way, if you want to try cables on a smaller project first, you can check out a shawl, headband, or hat as well.

Well, here are people’s words how to knit a cable blanket…

  1. You’ll see the full knitting pattern below, but this is a little detail on how cables work. Grab your needles and yarn first!
  2. If you know how to knit and purl, the next thing you need to learn is “stitching”. Very easy to do. Essentially, you thread across the row until you get to the point where you’re going to thread the cable. You will then “grab” a set number of stitches on a cable needle, then knit a certain number of stitches from your regular needles, and finally knit the stitches off the cable needle.
  3. You will simply follow the pattern across each row and stitch the stitches in front or behind your work as needed. Check out this full photo tutorial on how to knit a simple cable here so you can understand cable knitting directions!
How to tie a cable – step by step tutorial here

Well, we’re in the cable knitting races. 🙂

Remember, you can also choose to purchase the printable from Etsy HERE, or scroll down to see the full free pattern.


Stunning, oversized, loose cables make this timeless design both beautiful and comfortable. This blanket runs really fast with big needles and extra bulky thread, so it’s great for gift giving or giving as a gift to yourself. The repeating cables were impressive yet simple, against a background of textured garter stitch. The soft fleece blend keeps you warm and the color options are endless. Really legacy style but it’s in the right direction.


8 Skeins of Lion Brand Wool Yarn, Super Heavy Thick Fast Yarn in Driftwood 140g/skein, Comfortable Lion Brand HERE Yarn Available in Many Color Options

The pattern uses about 1100g

US Size 35(19mm) or 29″ or longer circular knitting needles


cable needle

Textile needle to weave in the ends

size (Approx): 40″ x 45″

Scale: approximately 6 rows and 9 rows in a garter stitch (remember that 1 “edge” of a garter is 2 rows of knit stitch)

Style notes:

This blanket features 3 cables 10 stitches. If you’ve never sewed cables, you can watch a tutorial on how to tie cables on the Mama In A Stitch blog here:

To make the blanket longer, simply repeat rows 1-20 of the cable pattern section until as long as you like.

Abbreviations and Skills (US Terminology):
k – knit
R – purl
u – stitch
sts – stitches
k2tog – Link two together drops


A 10-stitch cable is worked into the pattern. The abbreviations and skills are as follows.

5/5 LC: Acer 10-stitch cable. Slide 5 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k5, k5 from
cable needle.

5/5 RC: 10-stitch right-hand cable. Slide 5 sts to the cable needle and secure it to the back, k5, k5 of
cable needle.

Major cable knitting pattern

cast at 77 sts

Lace edge (two rows only)

grade 1 Your love every street across the row.

Class 2 Repeat row 1.

cable style section
grade 1 Your love every street across the row.
Class 2 K8, p15, k8, p15, k8, p15, k8.
Grades 3 – 8 Repeat rows 1 and 2 in this order.
row 9 K8, 5/5 LC, k13, 5/5 LC, k13, 5/5 LC, k13.
row 10 Repeat row 2.
Grades 11-18 Repeat rows 1 and 2 in this order.
class 19 K13, 5/5RC, K13, 5/5RC, k13, 5/5RC, k8.
row 20 Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 1 to 20 From the cable pattern section until the piece is approximately 45 inches or desired length.

Final drawstring edge

End the blanket by knitting the last three rows to match the beginning of the Garter Edging.

Take off the cast row and weave in the ends. Shape and size as desired.

Now cuddle with your lovely cables!!

I hope you like this cable knit blanket as much as I do! Have any of you made Knit Lapghan Infinity Cables many years ago? Hope you enjoy this new version too.



Thank you Leon Brand for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% of my own.

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