Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cable Comfort Throw

Finally an FO! Well, actually when I showed you the 'sneak peek' it was already done. I had to wait to post about it because it was a gift for a dear friend on her wedding day.


The only downfall to this project was that, in my opinion, it didn't turn out big enough. If I ever do this again I think I'd do at least 2 extra panels and also add 2 more cable rounds to the width. (note to self: each panel took about 1.25 skeins)


In the beginning I wasn't sure if I wanted to knit this in panels like the pattern requested or if I wanted to cast on for them all at once to avoid all that seaming. I did ended up doing the panels separate and it worked out well for me. I seamed them as I went and I actually enjoyed it.

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Pattern Source: Cable Comfort Throw (FREE pattern)
Yarn: Wool-Ease, Thick & Quick
Needles: size 13
Raveled: HERE


13 comments:

sue said...

What a gorgeous wedding present. I love those cables too. I only wish it was colder here so I would be inspired to knit one now.

Oiyi said...

It's gorgeous! What a lovely present.

Renee said...

What a gorgeous wedding gift. It's beautiful.

Philigry said...

oh, i love this! I agree, it does come out smaller than you think. so warm and cozy though. they will love it.

Journeying Five said...

Oh i love this! So so nice!

Jodi said...

So pretty and squishy looking! I need to drag mine out and finish it up -- only 1/3 left to go.

I completely agree about the size. I added 2 repeat and 2 panels, and it's still a little smaller than I'd like.

mom4inspiration said...

This is beautiful, lucky couple!

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous, man you knit so fast!!!! I do love to see hand made gifts, such wonderful heirlooms!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Knitserland said...

What a beautiful blanket and wonderful gift for the lucky couple.

Both of the girls asked me to knit them a blanket for their new rooms, I think this will have to be one of them.

Speaking of blankets, I finished up the DB Alphabet Blanket for my cousins new baby girl. It turned out beautiful, unfortunately I only have one crummy phone pic of it. Not sure where my head was when I boxed it up without first taking proper photos. It was a fun project to knit, but the edge was a bit of a test in patience.

Alison said...

Beautiful! What a blessed couple!

lisette said...

Perfect!!!! Sooo beautiful!

a friend to knit with said...

it looks FANTASTIC!!!

anthropologie has a page in their catalog with a bunch of chunky knit blankets like this... i thought of you when i saw them.

i am sure this is a gift that will be treasured for years!

KeanaLee said...

I made this one for my mother last year while she was sick with cancer...it was perfect for her.. such a great knit.
He is getting so big! Adorable, by the way!