WIP - Cabled Afghan

My MIL was learning to crochet and she bought this yarn for an afghan and gave it to me after she discovered that her arthritis made it too difficult. Having always wanted to make a cabled afghan I decided to make one for her. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in bone. I’m questioning the wisdom of doing this at this point…it’s going to take forever I think. :teehee:

220 CO stitches, reversible, double stranded and 35 cables… :zombie:

It’s really pretty but holy cow! That is A LOT of work! You will be so proud of yourself when you are done though and your MIL will treasure it I’m sure. Great job!

It’ll be gorgeous when it’s done. That’s one of those projects that you can pick up for periods until you’re sick of it, do something else, pick it up. . .

Jan, that is just lovely. :muah: Looks great so far! Hope you don’t get afghan burn-out like I did!! :eyes:

wow! that is very beautiful! I’m sure your mil will love it. my grandmother a few years back made an afghan for everyone in the family. the one she made for my mom looks a bit like that, and mine was done in two shades of alternating purple. i still :heart: it and use it to this day!

Jan, that’s already lovely! :inlove:

And when it’s all done she’ll be :thud: over it!

Oh, that is just gorgeous. It will be an heirloom! When you feel sick of it, let your inspiration be thinking of all the flu victims, arthritis sufferers, weary people relaxing, dogs, cats and grandchildren who will use and love it. :muah:
Pattern?

Beautiful! Like I told my daughter, knitting does teach you patience! :teehee:

Wow, that will be a lot of work, but it’ll be worth it! It’s looking gorgeous so far!

So beautiful. I am using that yarn for a sweater, it is so lovely, isn’t it?

Yes, it’s really soft! I just bought a skein of Simply Soft Shadow. It’s so pretty!

It looks so pretty!!

Jan, which needle size are you using?

Thanks everyone!

I’m using size 10.5 needles and Caron Simply Soft double stranded. The pattern I based this on is Lannie Garner’s Reversible Cable Afghan. I changed it by doing about 10 rows before I started cabling otherwise you don’t have much of an edge. I also added stitches to the sides to create 5 k stitches on either edge and I slipped the first and knit the last so the edges are nice and straight. I CO 220 which gives you a 5 stitch border and 35 reversible cables.

Oh and I frogged this a couple times before I figured out how to tighten the ribs. I followed NonaKnits technique for improved ribbing. You start the first row by k6 (after 5 st edge) then on the first purl stitch you wrap the yarn clockwise, but continue normally for the rest of the purls. Do that for the entire row. On the next and subsequent rows of ribbing you will be k5 normally then k1 through the back loop, then purl the first stitch with the clockwise wrap and then purl normally. After awhile it becomes second nature and I don’t even think about it.
BTW…if you want this pattern I suggest printing it or copy and pasting in a folder to save it. It looks like one of those that might dissappear eventually.

That is so pretty! I love the cafe-au-lait color!

Question about the cables, do they reverse next to each other or are the cables directly ontop of each other?

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Just lovely!!! And I am working on a scarf with THREE cables and thought that was a big deal!

Susan in NC xxx

It is gorgeous! I am using a similar color yarn and making Cascading Leaves for my BIL and his wife. It is taking FOREVER, but I know it will be worth it. The pattern has me making 48 small squares, seaming them into bigger squares using four smaller ones then seaming the 12 big squares together and picking up and adding an edge. I didn’t realize how much work it was going to be. :doh:

Oooo that cascading leaves pattern is pretty! Too much seaming for me though! :teehee:

That looks so classy! Love the cables.

Mama Bear

It’s just beautiful! She’s going to LOVE it!