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Cables and Lace Afghan: Square #5 by Renee Ladd

Square 5

Finished Size

9 x 9 inches (22.5 x 22.5cm)


20sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10cm) over st st


1oz (approx 25gms) of Bernat Simply Soft 100% acrylic 4 ply worsted in colour cream – unknown yardage.

US size 7 (Old UK 7 or Metric 4.5mm)

This square is made in pieces: 4 cabled edge stitches and the center lace Square.


K = Knit
P = Purl
M1K = Make 1 knit
M1P = Make 1 purl
K2tog = Knit 2 together
P2tog = Purl 2 together
3/3 LC = sl next 3sts onto cable needle and hold in front, K3, then K3 from cable needle
3/3 RC = sl next 3sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K3, then K3 from cable needle
yo = Yarn Over
ssk = slip, slip, knit

Cable Pattern

From Knitter’s No. 54, Spring 1999, p. 19

Cast on 2 stitches,

Row 1 (wrong side): K2
Row 2: K1, M1K, k1
Row 3: K1, M1P, p1, k1
Row 4: K2, M1K, k1
Row 5: K1, M1P, p3, k1
Row 6: K4, M1K, k1
Row 7: K1, M1P, p5, k1
Row 8: K7, M1K, k1
Row 9: K1, M1P, p7, k1
Row 10: K1, 3/3 RC, k2, M1K, k1
Row 11: K1, p9, k1
Row 12: Knit
Row 13, 15, 17, 19: K1, p9, K1
Row 14: K4, 3/3 LC, k1
Row 15: Repeat row 11.
Row 16: Knit
Row 18: K1, 3/3 RC, k4

Repeat rows 12 – 19 four (4) more times (40 rows total)

Row 20: Knit
Row 21, 23, 25: K1, p9, k1
Row 22: K4, 3/3 LC, k1
Row 24: Knit
Row 26: K1, 3/3 RC, k1, k2tog, k1
Row 27: k1, p2tog, p6, k1
Row 28: k6, k2tog, k1
Row 29: k1, p2tog, p4, k1
Row 30: K4, k2tog, k1
Row 31: k1, p2tog, p2, k1
Row 32: K2, k2tog, k1
Row 33: K1, p2tog, k1
Row 34: K1, K2tog
Row 35: P2tog

Fasten off last stitch. Make 4 cable strips for the edges of the square.

Tulip Lace

From Vogue Knitting, p. 144

For the center square, you can either pick up and knit or cast on 40 stitches. If you pick up and knit, this is row 1.

Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 and all WS rows of lace pattern: Purl.
Row 3: K3, *yo, ssk, k6; rep from *, end last rep k3.
Row 5: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3; rep from *, end last rep k2.
Row 7: Repeat row 3.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 11: K7, *yo, ssk, k6; rep from *, end k1.
Row 13: K5, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3; rep from *, end k3.
Row 15: Repeat row 9.
Row 16: Purl

Repeat rows 1 – 16 twice, then do rows 1 – 8 once more. Bind off.


Sew cable strips to sides of lace square. Sew mitered corners. Block.

This pattern is Copyright Renee Ladd 1999, all rights reserved

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