These blankets knit up quickly on large needles and using two or more strands of yarn held together. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 4/24/23
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Throw or baby blanket knit with a Japanese wrapped stitch, that created the “droplets,” little strings of beads that pop up along ribbed columns. Knit with 2 strands of fingering yarn held together. Finished Dimensions: Approximately 30 (41) inches wide x 44 (58) inches long Designed by Ksenia Naidyon for Purl Soho.
Three Strand Afghan
An easy afghan throw blanket knit in a checkerboard or basketweave pattern. Quick knit with 3 strands of Super Bulky yarn held together. About 40 x 56 in. (101.5 x 142 cm) Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Rated easy by the designer who says it is suitable for beginners, though I think the knitting with multiple strands could be challenging for new knitters.
Easy 2 Row Repeat Speedy Blanket
The marled effect in this blanket is creating by knitting 2 strands of different color yarn held together and switched out intermittently. Easy knit in the super-cushy and cozy 2 row repeat fisherman's rib stitch for ultimate comfort. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by Yarnspirations. Worsted weight yarn.
4 Row Repeat Chevron Ridges Throw
Open zigzag lace in a 4 row repeat makes this a cozy throw that keeps you warm without being too heavy. Knit with 2 strands of worsted held together makes this a quick project. Designed by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Heart.
2 ways to get the free pattern:
- Get the free PDF knitting pattern at Yarnspirations
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version - at Joanns
- Get the recommended Red Heart Soft yarn (30+ colors) at Joanns
- Or get the yarn at Yarnspirations
Plaid baby or lap blanket knit in panels with garter stitch and then seamed, finished with i-cord edging and tassels. Yarn is held double to help create the gingham color effect. Approximately 36” x 37” (91cm x 95cm). Designed by Elizabeth Jackson of Elizabeth Park Collections. Aran weight yarn. Web version of pattern is free. PDF version available for purchase.
More Free Patterns
River and Woods Afghan
Fat cables alternate with stockinette stockinette in this entrelac throw that’s a quick knit with double stranded Aran yarn on size 15 needles. One of the free patterns in the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Blanket & Afghan Patterns from Interweave. Designed by Hana Jason
- Get the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Blanket & Afghan Patterns on Interweave
- See more Entrelac Knitting Patterns
Cable Lap Blanket
Cable afghan knit with 2 strands of worsted yarn held together. Throw measures 32” wide and 42” long]. Designed by Sandra Nesbitt. Pictured project by oldfashionlady
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool on Amazon
- See more Cable Afghan Knitting Patterns
Leafy Baby Blanket
Leyla Alieva’s lace baby blanket is knit with two strands of DK yarn on larger needles.
Braided Cable Throw
Simple stylish cable blanket knit with two strands of Aran weight yarn held together to make it a quick project or you could substitute bulky yarn. Designed by Gena Shaffer
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)
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).
4 Row Repeat Zigging Throw
This afghan is knit with a 4 row zigzag pattern with 2 strands of yarn held together for a quick project. Throw measures 46″ [117 cm] x 55″ [140 cm]. Designed by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Heart.
Patterns for Purchase
Quick Throws to Knit ebook
4 Quick afghan knitting patterns for $5.99 by Rena V. Stevens. Fast projects knit on big needles and two strands of medium weight yarn held together.
Last Minute Afghans
Made as smaller separate pieces that are joined together later, the knit patterns in Last-Minute Afghansare 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!