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Cabled Giganto-Blanket Throw – Now Available!

Cabled Giganto-Blanket Throw

For anyone who’s interested in purchasing a smaller, cabled version of the giganto-blanket, I just put it up for sale on Etsy. I’ll be adding this chart to the pattern in the coming weeks, as well.

Here are a few more photos — I hope you like it!

Click here to see the Cabled Giganto-Blanket Throw on Etsy

I was inspired to make this version for my friends Jen and Stephen’s wedding back in May. (Jen actually wrote a really beautiful piece about friendship and marriage, that I think y’all might like.) I didn’t want to make them any old blanket, though! So I brought out the graph paper and charted out a new cable pattern. It was a bit tricky to figure out how to design cables on such a large scale — I only had about 20 stitches to work with! But I think it turned out great, and I thought I’d add it to my inventory.

At first I was just using my arms to hold the cabled stitches while they were off the needle, but that got old pretty quickly. So I looked around my apartment for something that would double as a giant cable needle and this is what I came up with:

Improvised Cable Needle

Yeah, that’s a wooden cooking spoon. Hehe! It actually worked GREAT for this project, there was no need for any specialized tool! I just had to make sure I got all the stray wool off of it before cooking :)

Anywho, once I get my butt in gear I’ll add this cable chart and instructions to the giganto-blanket pattern. Anyone who has already downloaded it on Ravelry will be able to download the updated version for free from their Ravelry pattern library — how cool is that?

Is there anything else you’d like to know about the Giganto-blanket? Visit my FAQ page for more information, or to ask your own question.

Laura Birek
Nocturnal Knits

1 Comment to Cabled Giganto-Blanket Throw – Now Available!

  1. Leslie Douglas's Gravatar Leslie Douglas
    January 6, 2014 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Looking forward to the cabled version on Ravelry!

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