Reversible Cabled Blanket

A simple baby blanket is a thing of great beauty. We took the reversible cable pattern, added a seed stitch border and wound up with a blanket that looks good from any angle. To keep things subtle and beautiful this blanket was knit up in the kettle-dyed Malabrigo Worsted. Now it’s ready to become a family heirloom.

Finished Measurements:
approximately 33” x 33”

4 Skeins of Malabrigo Worsted, or approximately 800 yards of a worsted weight yarn
Size 9 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (as this is a blanket gauge is flexible)

Approximately 5.5 sts = 1″ over cable pattern

Blanket Pattern:

Cast on 164 stitches

Row 1: *k1, p1, repeat from * across
Row 2: *p1, k1, repeat from * across

Repeat these 2 border rows for 2”

Set Up Rows:
Row 1: (k1, p1) 5 times, (k6, p6) 12 times, (k1, p1) 5 times
Row 2: (p1, k1) 5 times, (k6, p6) 12 times, (p1, k1) 5 times

Repeat the above set up rows once more.

Main Body:

Row 1: (k1, p1) 5 times, *Slip 3 sts onto cn (cable needle) and hold in back; K3, K3 from cn., P6.  Repeat from * across row until 10 stitches remain, (k1, p1) 5 times

Row 6: (p1, k1) 5 times, *Slip 3 sts onto cn and hold in back: K3, K3 from cn, P6. * across row until 10 stitches remain, (p1, k1) 5 times

Rows 2, 4, 8, 10: (p1, k1) 5 times, (k6, p6) 12 times,  (p1, k1) 5 times

Rows 3, 5, 7, 9: (k1, p1) 5 times, (k6, p6) 12 times,  (k1, p1) 5 times

*Repeat rows 1-10 as above for 31”, end after row 6 of the cable pattern.

End Border:
Row 1: *k1, p1, repeat from * across
Row 2: *p1, k1, repeat from * across

Repeat these 2 border rows for 2”, Cast off and weave in ends.

Useful links:
FREE Reversible Cabled Blanket pattern PDF!
More Malabrigo Yarns!

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17 Responses to “Reversible Cabled Blanket”

  1. john says:

    great basic cabled blanket pattern! and it looks oh-so-squishy

  2. Carole Pagels says:

    Wow is all I can say. I love this pattern and I have about 22 inches done so far and it’s so beautiful. I will send you a picture when I get done.

    Thanks for sharing with us.


  3. emma says:

    Thanks for reading Carole! I can’t wait to see your finished blanket!
    -Emma G.

  4. Heather says:

    I Absoluely love this, I have decided to “enlarge” it for a wedding gift this summer! Knitting in a pure white color .. I am so excited and will post pic. once all completed!
    Thanks So much for the Pattern… LOVE love LOVE it!!!
    From Canada :)

  5. Knit Culture says:

    Thank you! Can’t wait to see your finished project, it does make an excellent wedding gift!
    -Emma G.

  6. Sylvia in Wyoming says:

    I am loving this pattern! I just wish I could afford the kind of yarn the picture shows, rather than el cheapo Lion Pound of Love.

  7. Irene says:

    How are you all working this blanket with straight or circular needle?

  8. Kelli says:

    What color is the yarn you used? I love it but cant seem to find it!

  9. Knit Culture says:

    Hi Kelli!
    I went looking through the notes, but unfortunately we’ve lost track of the colorway we used, and we no longer carry Malabrigo Worsted. Sorry I can’t be more helpful!
    -Emma G.

  10. Knit Culture says:

    Hi Irene!
    I would probably go with a circular needle with a 24″ or 29″ cable.
    Happy knitting!
    Emma G.

  11. kim says:

    Hi, I used your pattern to make a car seat blanket (just made it a bit smaller and bound off a hole in the middle for the buckle) and it turned out beautiful. I was just coming back to find the pattern again to use for a blanket for another friend’s baby, and thought I’d better thank you and leave you a picture! Here’s a link to it:

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out in this new Bernat Baby Blanket yarn I got in a gorgeous, subtle taupe color called Baby Sand. It’s very chunky and squishy soft, so I hope it won’t be too hard to cable. Thanks again for a beautiful pattern!


  12. Knit Culture says:

    Hi Kim!
    What a cuddly wonderful blanket! I LOVE the idea of binding off in the middle for the seat buckle, thanks for sharing!
    -Emma G.

  13. Cindy says:

    Knitters, any ideas on how to lessen the “ruffled” effect in the bottom and top borders of this blanket? I see it on several of the pictures posted. Blocking helped a little bit, but not enough to make me completely happy with the result. I’m in the same situation as someone above mentioned…I can’t really afford to use the more expensive Malabrigo yarn, so had to make do with general craft store worsted.

  14. Hannah says:

    Thank you for a wonderful pattern. So far, so good.

    I’m still a beginner when it comes to reading patterns and I am confused by this line

    “*Repeat rows 1-10 as above for 31″, end after row 6 of the cable pattern.”

    Does that mean at 31 inches end with row 6 and continue to start end border.

  15. Knit Culture says:

    Hi Hannah!

    Correct! Basically, the last row you work before starting the End Border section is Row 6. Everyone’s row gauge is slightly different, so you might have 31″ and be on a different row of the pattern which is totally fine. At that point either knit six more rows before beginning the end section, or rip back to a Row 6 before beginning the End Border section.
    Hope this helps!
    Emma G.

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