Lovely cable afghan from Bernat.
Cable Afghan with Tassels
This free cable afghan pattern is for the intermediate level knitter. This Cable Afghan with Tassels make for an elegant addition to your living room and a cozy companion while you watch television. The tassels are a unique addition to an otherwise traditional project. If you’re looking for a free knit afghan pattern that’s full of personality, this is the best option for you. It looks great and feels even better. Make one for a new homeowner or someone who needs a little extra love and TLC.
Bernat Harmony (100 g / 3.5 oz) 47243 (Tapestry Green) 12 balls
Circular knitting needle: size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Approx 45 x 59 ins [114.5 x 150 cm].
18 sts and 22 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.
C4B = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work
. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C4F = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
Cast on 157 sts.
Work 8 rows in garter st (knit every row), noting that first row is WS and ending with WS facing for next row:
Next row: (Inc row). K6. *Inc 1 st in next st. K3. Rep from * to last 7 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K6. 194 sts.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. K4. C4F. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: Knit.
7th row: K3. C4F. C4B. *K4. C4F. C4B. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
8th row: Purl.
Last 8 rows form Cable pat.
Rep last 8 rows of Cable pat until work from beg measures approx 57½ ins [146 cm], ending with 7th row of pat.
Next row: (Dec row). K6. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K2tog. K6. 157 sts.
Work 8 rows in garter st, ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off knitways.
Side edges: With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 190 sts along side edge. Work 8 rows in garter st, ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off knitways.
Tassel: (make 4). Cut a piece of cardboard 4½ ins [11 cm] wide. Wind yarn around cardboard 30 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ inch [2 cm] below fold. Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Sew tassels at each corner of Afghan.