Intermediate | 12 min 7 sec
Cabled Afghan Knit Along
Week 1:BLOCK A - Bias Garter Stitch Square
In this first week, you’ll learn how to make a garter stitch block that is knit on the bias. You will make 10 of these simple squares, which are used several times in the afghan to separate the more ornate cabled squares.
Week 2:BLOCK B - Basic Cables Square
For your first cabled square, we'll keep things simple: you will learn how to knit basic cables using an easy 2 over 2 left cross. You will also learn how to do a cable cast on, read a chart, and read the stitches on your needles.
Week 3:BLOCK C - Snake Cables Square
Now that you've covered the basics, you're ready to learn how to make a slightly more complicated cable. The 3 over 3 left crosses and right crosses featured in this square snake back and forth over each other to make a complex design. You'll also learn tricks for keeping track of rows.
Week 6:BLOCK F - Horseshoe Panel with Twists Square
This stitch pattern uses a combination of several simple cables to form an ornate central panel, flanked by skinny cabled twists. Edie also shares a tip for using stitch markers to keep track of your cable pattern.
Week 7:BLOCK G - XO Panels and Ensign's Braid Square
This block features multiple cables that come together to create an ornate design. Edie shares strategies for working several complex cables at the same time and provides tips for using stitch markers to keep track of where you are.
Week 11:BLOCK K - Lattice Cables Square
In this final block, the cables weave around each other creating a highly textured allover pattern. Edie shares tips and tricks for staying focused while working a "non-intuitive" stitch pattern, and teaches more tricks for keeping track of rows.
Now that you've finished all of your squares, you're ready to finish the afghan. In this final class, Edie demonstrates how to block the squares and seam them together.
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