Cable Mesh Blanket & Pillow
Cable Mesh Blanket & Pillow by Ellen Liguori, from Love of Knitting Summer 2016
Skill Level: 2 (Easy)
When the sun sets or the wind picks up, ward off the chill with this light, lacy set. A cozy blanket and coordinating pillow feature simple cables and lace bands— perfect for a cool evening.
Finished Size Blanket: 56″ long and 43″ wide. Pillow: 34″ long and 16¼ ” wide before seaming to fit 16″ square pillow form.
Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade Eco + (100% Peruvian highland wool; 478 yd [437 m]/ 8¾ oz [250 g]; CYCA #5): #2445 shire. Blanket: 4 skeins. Pillow: 1 skein.
Needles Blanket—size 10 (6 mm): 29″ circular (cir). Pillow—size 8 (5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook (blanket only); size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook (pillow only); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; removable markers (m); 16″ square pillow form (pillow only); three 1½ ” buttons and matching sewing thread (pillow only).
Gauge 16 st and 20 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles; 18 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in St st on smaller needles.