Cable Afghan Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for afghans, blankets and throws with designs made from cables or Aran patterns. Several of the patterns are design for super bulky yarn or several strands of yarn knit together to make quick knit projects.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Braided Cables Throw
This blanket knitted in Bernat Maker Home Dec features three different kinds of cable braids so you never get bored. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Four Color Cable Afghan
This blanket features a cable pattern and moss stitch in four color sections.
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Celtic Knot Afghan
Designed by Nicky Epstein, this afghan combines braided and knot cable patterns. Knit in 3 panels and seamed. Pictured project by knitwisewhite
Tree of Life Afghan
This may look complex but 64 high-rated reviews from knitters praise this pattern. Pattern consists of three repeated panels. About 48 x 58 in. (122 x 147.5 cm)
Laura Wilson-Martos designed this a beautiful square baby blanket knit in the round from the center out featuring ambling cables that resemble leaves with touches of lace and a scalloped leaf-lace edging. Size can be adapted. The pictured project is from AlexandriteX
Twisted Taffy Throw & Pillow
Red Heart’s comfy cable afghan knits up quickly because it uses 3 strands of yarn knit together on US 17 size needles. A matching pillow design is included in the pattern. Throw measures 45″ x 56″ (114.5 x 142 cm).
Cabled Cubed Throw
A beautiful way to practice your cables is this pieced blanket of 5 different cable patterns in squares.
Horseshoe Cable Blanket
Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx 54″ x 61″ [137 x 155 cm].
Cushy Smocked Throw and Tea Cozy
Designed by Yarnspirations with matching tea cozy. Throw: Approx 43 x 50 ins [109 x 127 cm].
Reversible Cabled Blanket
Knitculture.com designed this blanket that looks great from any side thanks to a reversible cable pattern. Approximately 33” x 33”. Pictured project is by EveningStarDust
Cable Knit Throw
Red Heart designed this graceful cable and lace design along with timeless textural qualities. Throw measures 43″ x 58″.
Quilt and Cable Blanket
This design by Cambria Washington for Cascade is a deceptively simple pattern with a cable-wrap worked every 16 rows.
Butterfly Cabled Blanket
Joan Barnett designed this breathtaking cable afghan for Red Heart with 4 different cable patterns and a Bramble Stitch border. 58 x 66″ (147.5 x 167.5 cm)
Brittas Bay Afghan
Modular afghan is knit in pieces with 3 separate cable patterns so it’s a great portable project. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Chunky Aran Cable Blanket
By Bernat Design Studio. 50″ (127cm) wide x 55″ (139.6cm) long
Berroco designed this throw with braided cables set off with double seed stitch. Approximately 48” wide x 60” long
Pacific Elegance Afghan
Kathryn Simon designed this throw for Cascade Yarns that features cables, lace, and bobbles. Size 48″ W x 66″ L
Cushy Cables Knit Blanket
Designed for Bernat, this cable throw knits up fast with super bulky yarn. Approx. 54″ x 60″
Sleeping Beauty Baby Blanket
Diana Matthews designed this throw that has a stockinette center surrounded by a cable and lace border. The stockinette center knits up fast and stitches are picked up for the border.30″ x 30″ using worsted weight yarn but adapts to other weights.
Garden Fantasy Afghan
Lion Brand’s fantasy throw is created with triangles and blocks of knitting sewn together. The Counterpane blocks use bobbles, cables and lace to create a beautiful texture. The other blocks are knit in stockinette with leaves, vines, and flowers worked separately and sewn on to stockinette blocks.
Lion Brand’s afghan is made of 12 blocks of cable sewn together. Knit with two strands held together. About 54 x 72 in. (137 x 183 cm)
Shadow Cable Baby Blanket
Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx 36 ins [91.5 cm] square.
Patterns for Purchase
Tempting Texture Throw
Easy afghan featuring braided cables in worsted weight yarn
Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans ebook
24 afghan knitting patterns,many of them cable afghans including the one on the cover, knit on large needles.
Double Cable Super Chunky Throw
This 49″ x 64″ (approx.) Super Chunky Double Cable Throw Blanket / Rug is knit using multiple strands of yarn to create a modern over-sized blanket or rug.
Last Minute Afghans
Made as smaller separate pieces that are joined together later, the knit patterns in Last-Minute Afghans are fun, fast and great for on-the-go knitting. Knit with bulky yarn or two strands of yarn knit together. On sale for only $3.49 at Annie’s. That’s about 58 cents per pattern!
Saffron Cables Throw
Kathy Zimmerman scales her striking arrangement of cable crossings to the generous proportions of this cozy afghan. 48″ wide and 60″ long, after blocking. Originally part of the Interweave Knits, Fall 2006 collection. Pictured project by surlygirl.
Sleepy Owl Baby Blanket
Designed for Amanda Hatcher, cables form owl motifs in this baby blanket. Size 28” X 28” in super chunky
Reversible Cable Afghan
This knitting pattern is unique for cabled afghans because it’s reversible! It looks just as great on either side! Finished size: 48″ x 58″.
Twisty Celtic Aran Afghan
The pattern contains several traditional Irish knitting motifs – fancy twisted cables, nested hearts, bobbles, and braids. This project is knit in 5 pieces and seamed together at the end for a beautiful bedspread or large throw. Finished dimensions: approximately 50in x 64in
11 Afghans and Throws
This ebook includes knitting patterns for 11 afghans and throws, including the cable masterpiece above, for only $9.95 at Annie’s. That’s about 95 cents per pattern!