Monday, May 17, 2010

Ocean Cable Knit Blanket

I wanted to create a timeless, creamy baby blanket in a simple cable pattern that would be perfect for a baby girl or boy. The organic cotton is extremely soft and makes for a nice San Diego climate blanket.

YARN :: Lion Brand Organic Cotton in Almond, approx 4 balls
FINAL SIZE :: 28" x 20"
NEEDLES :: US 9 (5.5mm)
PATTERN :: Multiple of 8

CO 88 sts.
K1, P1 in a seed stitch for 5 rows (knit the purls and purl the knits)

Row 1 :: Seed st (for border) 4 sts, place marker, K80, place marker, end seed st 4 sts

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 :: Seed st 4 sts, P80, end seed st 4 sts

Row 3 :: Seed st 4 sts, * slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, K2 sts then K2 sts from cable needle, K4 * end seed st 4 sts

Row 5 :: Seed st 4 sts, K80, end seed st 4 sts

Row 7 :: Seed st 4 sts, * K4, slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, K2 sts then K2 sts from cable needle * end seed st 4 sts

Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length
Remove markers, K1, P1 in a seed stitch for 5 rows (knit the purls and purl the knits)
BO and weave in ends


  1. how much yarn came in one ball? was it a 50g ball, or a 100g ball? beautiful blanket! I am going to make this for a friend of mine, who is expecting her first baby =) LOVE your blog!!

  2. Thank you! I am so happy you enjoy the blog. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is out there :)

    The Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton comes in an 85g ball (3 oz) or 103 yards. This size took about 4 balls of yarn, but you could increase or decrease the pattern, if needed. I'm sure your friend will love this blanket!

  3. This is very beautiful! I'm going to give it a try!

    And I agree with Cathy! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you! It is such a soft, safe, beautiful baby gift that I am on my fourth one to give away:)

  5. I have a nephew and niece-in-law that are expecting. What a beautiful present...!

  6. this is a beautifully presented pattern - easy to follow and the results are amazing - this is a keeper for future babies on my list. Thanks for sharing

  7. Love the looks of the blanket. Will try to make one soon. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Is the width of the blanket 28" or 20"? I'm trying to figure out if the 88 stitches results in a 28" wide or 20" wide blanket so that I can appropriately add more stitches to make an adult blanket. It is beautiful by the way!

  10. Someone on Ravelry has taken your pattern & images and is passing them off as her own and charging for them:

  11. What yarn are you using since this one is discontinued? Thanks