Fancy cables and working with circular needles (to hold lots of sts).
The softness of Malabrigo Merino Worsted yarns just lends itself beautifully to cables and simple shapes that allow the hand-dyed colors to present themselves.
This blanket features a glorious cable design that is challenging, but so well worth the effort! Wide garter stitch borders and stockinette stitch panels provide a nice contrast to the intricate cable work and give the blanket a finished look.
Make the smaller baby blanket size or go for the larger throw size. Either one will be a treasured piece to showcase this fabulous yarn as well as your knitting talents (and patience)!
Approx 18 sts = 5" [12.5 cm] and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st 28-st Cable panel = 7 1/4" [18.5 cm] wide Approx 16 sts = 5" [12.5 cm] and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st
A worsted weight yarn in a merino wool blend: Approximate total yardage required: 630 (1840) yds [576 (1683) m]. Please visit this pattern at SweaterBabe.com for additional photos, yarn suggestions, photos of finished projects, etc. Shown In: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g (210 yds/192 m] per hank): 3 (9) hanks in Indigo #88. NOTE: for Throw size, you may need to use the yarn you used for the gauge swatch
You Will Also Need:
Size 11 [8 mm] 24" [60 cm] or longer circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE,Cable needle, Stitch markers, Row counter, Yarn tapestry needle