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Stuart Hillard’s Cosy Cable Blanket Knitalong Part 5
Stuart Hillard’s Cosy Cable Blanket Knitalong Part 5

Stuart Hillard’s Cosy Cable Blanket Knitalong Part 5

Designer: Stuart Hillard
  • NEEDLES

    6mm
  • SIZE

    Blanket: approx. 120cm x 130cm
  • SKILL LEVEL

    Beginner
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In this fifth part of the cable blanket knitalong, we’ll be creating the final knitted panel – and Stuart says he’s saved the best until last. “This band uses cables to the front and back but also to the left and right, too” he explains. “The cables travel across a background of reverse stocking stitch, so whilst I’ve still included directions for every alternate row, you can try to recognise the knit and purl stitches for yourself, so that you don’t have to constantly refer to the pattern.” We can’t wait to see how you get on with this week’s make and can’t believe the knitalong is almost over! Let’s get stuck in.

Stuart Hillard

Stuart Hillard

LKT Designer

"Cables are much simpler to knit than you may first imagine. Simply put, you’re knitting and purling a ‘rope’ or cable, and ‘taking it for a walk’ across the surface of your knitting."

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  • Project information

    Yarn Stylecraft Special Chunky
    Yarn Colours shade 1855 Proper Purple, two 100g (144m) balls
    Needles 6mm
    Additional Cable needle
  • About the designer

    Stuart Hillard

    Stuart Hillard

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