cable comfort throw


Today is one of those cold and dreary days that can only be remedied by tea and a warm blanket.

cable comfort throw complete

I finally finished putting the rest of my furniture together, which means that I now have floor space for blocking! Thus, the completed cable comfort throw:

cable comfort throw, thrown

The sun came out for a brief moment for this shot. The red is not so red in person; the deeper shade in the first picture is more accurate.

Pattern: Cable Comfort Throw by Lion Brand (pattern here; free registration required)
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick and Quick in cranberry — about 8 skeins
Needles: size 13 straights
Mods: I really like seaming garter stitch actually so I did in fact knit each panel separately unlike many others who have made this blanket. However, kudos to whoever suggested the crochet edging (as seen in the above close-up) because it alleviates a lot of the curling and crimping problems.

Though the blanket is small it’s a good one for curling up into a little ball while drinking tea and reading on the couch or for a lap-kitty substitute.

Some may say I am a glutton for punishment, but I just say that if the to-be recipients of a thank-you present live in Wisconsin, lap-sized blankets seem like a good idea.

At least this time I am using chunky yarn.

CCT 1, first strip

The pattern is a free one from Lion Brand and is called “cable comfort throw.” The yarn and needles are as suggested: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (in cranberry) and size 13 needles.