Cabled Afghan Knit Along with Edie Eckman - Creativebug

Welcome to our Knit Along! Over the course of 12 weeks, knitting pro Edie Eckman takes you on a whirlwind adventure exploring the wide world of cables. Each week, you will learn new stitch patterns with a variety of twists and turns, and at the very end, you’ll put all of the blocks together to make a gloriously textured, cozy afghan. Edie presents this afghan in one neutral shade, but you can use whatever colors float your boat for your own unique design.

What You'll Get: Weekly live chats, Downloadable materials, Step-by-step instruction

is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy. As a teacher, designer and technical editor, Edie is on a mission to ensure that pattern instructions are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters possible. She is a lifelong learner, and considers her students the best teachers ever. Find her on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, and at

Here's the breakdown
Week 1 - Block A

Bias Garter Stitch Square

Week 2 - Block B

Basic Cables Square

Week 3 - Block C

Snake Cables Square

Week 4 - Block D

Checkerboard Cables Square

Week 5 - Block E

Stockinette Cables Square

Week 6 - Block F

Horseshoe Panel with Twists Square

Week 7 - Block G

XO Panels and Ensign's Braid Square

Week 8 - Block H

Honeycomb Trellis Square

Week 9 - Block I

Honeycomb and Braided Cables Square

Week 10 - Block J

Seed Stitch Diamonds Square

Week 11 - Block K

Lattice Cables Square

Week 12 - Putting It All Together

In this last week, Edie will show you how to block your squares and stitch them together, then add an edging around the entire afghan.

Tools & Materials
  • – RED HEART Soft: 9 balls 9388 Wheat

Note: 8 balls may be sufficient. Designer recommends buying a 9th ball to allow for making swatches, and leaving long tails for weaving in and sewing squares together.

  • – Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]
  • – Circular Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] 32" (80 cm) or longer (for border)
  • – Cable needle
  • – Yarn needle
  • – Scissors
  • – Tape measure


  • – Garter stitch: 18 sts = 4" (10 cm); 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in (knit every row)
  • – Stockinette stitch: (knit on right side, purl on wrong side)19 sts = 4" (10 cm); 23 rows = 4" (10 cm)
  • – Each square = 10 x 10" (25.5 x 25.5 cm)

Note: CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Course FAQ's
What's this new kind of class?
We all love project classes, but many of you have asked for a deeper dive on topics near and dear to your heart. So, we’re debuting work-along classes that focus on fundamentals and are released in weekly video installments.
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