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Multi-Strand Afghan Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 2, 2017 | Featured

These blankets knit up quickly on large needles and using two or more strands of yarn held together.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for River and Woods Afghan

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Lap Blanket

 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

Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Zigging Throw

Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Zigging Throw

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.

Free knitting pattern for Leafy Baby Blanket and more baby blanket knitting patterns

Leafy Baby Blanket

Leyla Alieva’s lace baby blanket is knit with two strands of DK yarn on larger needles.

Free Knitting Pattern for Braided Cable Throw

Free Knitting Pattern for Braided Cable Throw

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

Free knitting pattern Erin Afghan and more cable throw knitting patterns

Erin Afghan

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)

Free knitting pattern for Twisted Taffy Throw & Pillow and more cable afghan knitting patterns

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).

Patterns for Purchase

Quick Throws to Knit


Quick Throws to Knit ebook

Knitting Pattern for Quick Summer Throw4 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.

Knitting Pattern for Infinity Cable Blanket

Infinity Cable Blanket

Big braided cables knit with giant needles and 4 strands of worsted held together or 2 strands of  bulky/super bulky yarn for a quick afghan. Approximately 40 x 70 inches. Designed by Allison Huddleston

Last-Minute Afghans

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!

See the other patterns in the book at Annie’s (Click on “More images” under the book cover)

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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