# Reversible Cable and Lace Afghan

Usually knitted creations have a “right side” but this afghan has cables on one side and lace on the other. This is a practical afghan for actually using, because it is soft and warm and looks great on both sides. The example is made with Lion Brand Homespun yarn.

**Sizes: **

Size | Width (Inches) | Length (Inches) | Ounces of yarn | Yards of yarn |

Extra Small | 33.84 | 45.12 | 17.32 | 533.88 |

Small | 44.56 | 59.41 | 30.03 | 925.78 |

Medium | 55.28 | 73.71 | 46.21 | 1424.86 |

Large | 66 | 88 | 65.87 | 2031.12 |

Extra Large | 76.72 | 102.29 | 89.01 | 2744.57 |

**Gauge:** 12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

**Materials:**

Bulky weight yarn

Size 10-1/2 (6.5 mm) knitting needles

Yarn needle

**Abbreviations:**

k = knit

p = purl

k2tog = knit two together

ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.

yo = yarn over

C4F = cable 4 front – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

**Instructions:**

The number of cast on stitches should be a multiple of 8 plus 5 .

Cast on these number of stitches for these widths:

33.75″ = 101 (113 stitches in body of blanket)

44.5″ = 133 (149 stitches in body of blanket)

55.25″ = 165 (185 stitches in body of blanket)

66″ = 197 (221 stitches in body of blanket)

76.75″ = 229 (257 stitches in body of blanket)

Repeat directions between * across the row.

Row 1: k1, * p1, k1 *

Rows 2 – 6: repeat row 1

Row 7: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k1, knit in front and back of next stitch, k1, * p5, k1, knit in front and back of next stitch, k1 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 8: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 9: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 10: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k3, yo, ssk, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 11: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 12: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 13: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 14: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2tog, yo, k3, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 15: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 16: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 17: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 18: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k3, yo, ssk, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 19: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 20: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 21: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 22: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2tog, yo, k3, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 23: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 24: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 25: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 26: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k3, yo, ssk, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 27: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 28: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 29: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 30: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2tog, yo, k3, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 31: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 32: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 33: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 34: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k3, yo, ssk, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 35: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 36: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 37: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 38: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2tog, yo, k3, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 39: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 40: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 41: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 42: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k3, yo, ssk, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 43: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 44: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 45: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 46: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2tog, yo, k3, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 47: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 48: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 49: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 50: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k3, yo, ssk, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 51: k1, (p1, k1) twice, C4F, *p5, C4F *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 52: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 53: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 54: k1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, *k2tog, yo, k3, p4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 55: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, *p5, k4 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Repeat rows 8 through 55 until blanket is desired length ending with a row 10, 16, 22, 28, 34, 40, 46 or 52. Complete these last rows:

Row 1: k1, (p1, k1) twice, k1, k2tog, k1, *p5, k1, k2tog, k1 *, k1, (p1, k1) twice

Row 2: k1, * p1, k1 *

Rows 3 – 7: repeat row 2

Cast off with last row, finish off, secure and weave in end.

*Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.*

A beautiful pattern. Thank you for pre-calculating the sizes. Very helpful.

LOVE!

Patttern looks lovely, but I am confused about stitch count. Directions say to cast on x# of stitches, but then it says there are more stitches in body of blanket. Don’t understand where discrepancy is coming from. I want to use different size needles and calculate it for the 13 pattern stitch, but the two different stitch counts is boggling my mind. Thanking you in advance for your reply

I am planning on using worsted weight yarn and size 13 needle. I get 14 stitches for 4 inches with this yarn and needle size. Thanks.

Calculate using the initial cast on. The cables draw in the fabric, so I add stitches after the border just before the cables start. Since gauges are based on stockinette, that is compatible to the border stitches.

Do I need circular needles for these sizes?

I think would to have room for all the stitches.

You have the most beautiful patterns! I’m making the second “Shell and V-stitch Round Ripple Blanket” now as a gift. Thank you so much!

Still confused about amount of stitches to cast on. I’m Wanting to make the 55.25 “, so do I cast on 165 or 185? Thanks for your help.

You will cast on 165 stitches and the edging will have 165 stitches. Before the body of the blanket you will be adding stitches so that while working the body of the blanket you will have 185 stitches. Then when finishing the last edge, you will decrease back to 165 stitches.

Hate to be dense but I still don’t understand your cast on. I would like to make that size as well. So do I cast on 165? No matter how I figure it out with any of the sizes none work out to multiple of 8 plus 5.

33.75″ = 101 = (8 x 12) + 5

44.5″ = 133 = (8 x 16) + 5

55.25″ = 165 = (8 x 20) + 5

66″ = 197 = (8 x 24) + 5

76.75″ = 229 = (8 x 28) + 5

Can I find the “Shell and stitch round ripple blanket” pattern on the internet? Thank you.

http://stitcheryprojects.com/2012/07/28/shell-and-v-stitch-round-ripple-blanket/

If I want to make a size large, I cast on 197. Then how many stitches are added to each side before and after the cables? Doesn’t having more stitches in the center than the originAL cast on make it look strange? What am I missing here?

You will be adding 24 stitches to have a total of 221 in the body of the blanket. They are actually added to keep the length of the row even with the edges. Cables make the fabric denser and shorten the width, so adding an extra stitch across per cable compensates for that.

Love the pattern and the color. Could you tell me which homespun you used?

I made that close to 20 years ago, so don’t remember and it may have even been discontinued, but of the current colors offered, what looks closest to it is Quartz.

I love the idea that you give all sizes for pattern

That is so helpful

Your Afghans are beautiful. I would like to make the extra large blanket using 4ply yarn and size 9 needles. Is your pattern adaptable to this? Thank you so much for sharing your lovely patterns.

That should work great.

I’m in love with this pattern! I’m planning to use it with a very fine yarn using 2 mm needles. To get a good size afghan I’ve cast on 496+5 stitches. Should I make any other adjustments? Thank you so much in advance,

Best regards

That should work great.