These baby blankets feature cable patterns, from the easy to the complex, for an instant heirloom.
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Cozy Cable Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit with a diamond cable framed by braided cables on a background of garter stitch and stockinette. Size: 32"W x 38 1/2"L. DK weight yarn. Designed by Scarlet Taylor. This pattern was featured in Season 10 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s
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Coral Bells Baby Blanket
Easy reversible cable blanket with a 12 row repeat with one cable row. The cable is knit with ribbing so it looks the same on the reverse. Use self-striping color-change yarn as shown or multiple colors to create the stripes. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length: 34" Width: 25". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns.
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Hugs and Kisses Cable Baby Blanket
XOXO cables express your love for baby in this quick knit blanket. Approx 40" x 44" [101.5 x 112 cm]. Super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
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- Get the recommended Bernat® Baby Blanket Dappled™ yarn
Rainbow Waves Baby Blanket
All over cable design in striped sections. Looks like these are reversible cables. Designed by Peach.Unicorn. The designer grants permission to sell any finished blankets, with the condition that the pattern is credited back to Peach.Unicorn. Sport weight yarn.
Heavenly Baby Blanket
An 8 row repeat cable alternates with a 4 row repeat plume lace panel (repeated two times for each cable repeat). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Joyce Nordstrom for Red Heart. Pictured project by hpierce4. (Note: I flipped the project photo so the cables are reversed in the pic.)
Luca Cable Baby Blanket
8 row 14 stitch repeat braided cable alternating with ribbing. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. Size: approx. 24 inches x 36 inches but can easily be adapted to other sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Arianna Halshaw. Pictured project by Cjohnston09
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Cable and Lace Baby Blanket
Braided cables alternating with a pretty lace pattern. Designed by Stephanie Ament. Pictured projects by ldjolos and greenrider382 who added a picot edge. Note: In looking over the pattern, it seems that the designer uses yf (yarn forward) to denote what I am more used to seeing as "yarnover". Worsted weight yarn.
8 Row Triple Cable Baby Blanket
Panels of 3 cables separated by seed stitch and all knit with an easy to memorize 8 row repeat. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Marlaine DesChamps for Yarnspirations as Little Boy Blue Baby Blanket. Pictured projects by wheatenmom and MistyCasper
Exquisite Cabled Throw
This easy cabled afghan is just garter stitch and stockinette with cables every 8th row. Designed by Linda S. Smith for Red Heart.
Heirloom Bunny Baby Blanket
Stacylynn Cottle designed this adorable blanket with cable and bobble bunnies to grow with the child from crib to toddler bed and possibly beyond.
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Classic Cable Baby Blanket
This easy baby blanket is knit with an 8 row cable pattern on a stockinette background. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nancy J Thomas for Red Heart.
Double-Cable Baby Afghan
Easy 8 row repeat baby blanket with all wrong side rows the same and all right side rows the same except for the cable row. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lauren Olander
8 Row Repeat Cables and Lace Baby Blanket
This cables and a chevron lace pattern is knit with an 8 row repeat, with all wrong side rows the same. Approx 35 x 46″ [89 x 117 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations
Scarlett’s Reversible Cable Baby Blanket
Suzanne Bryan’s baby blanket is reversible and the 8 row repeat cable
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Sandi Baby Blanket
This blanket incorporates a braided cable, a lace pattern found in Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting and seed stitch. 3 sizes. Small - 28” long and 27.5” wide (71cm long and 70cm wide). Medium - 31.5” long and 33” wide (80cm long and 84cm wide). Large - 38” long and 40.5” wide (96.5cm long and 103cm wide). DK weight yarn. Designed by Noma Ndlovu of Bigger Than Life Knits.
Top Owl Baby Blanket
Designed by TheLonelySea, cables form owl motifs in this baby blanket. Two sizes -- 61cm x 86cm/ 24in x 34in. 76cm x 117cm/30in x 46in. in chunky weight yarn
Easy Honeycomb Baby Blanket
This blanket features one of my favorite cable patterns, the allover honeycomb cable. I believe this is an 8 row repeat. The designer says this is suitable for improving beginners and I also think it's a great way to learn cables. Designed by Caroline Brooke. Knit with 2 strands of DK yarn held together.
Cable Ladder Blanket
I believe this blanket is an 8 row repeat of alternating braided cable and purl ridged stockinette. 3 sizes Large - Afghan or Throw/ crib blanket: 45” x 62” (114cms x 157cms). Medium - Throw/ Baby Blanket: 31” x 39” (79cms x 100cms). Small - Baby Blanket (perfect Baby Shower Gift): 27” x 35”(60cms x 81cms). Designed by Caroline Brooke. Knit with Aran weight yarn.