Galway Blanket Pattern Part 3: Mastering Loop, Trellis, and Blackberry Cables.

Are you ready to delve into the intricate world of Celtic cabling?

It’s time to transform those simple yarn loops into more cabled blanket squares.

Welcome to Part 3 of our Galway Blanket Pattern series: ‘Mastering Loop, Trellis, and Blackberry Cables’. This is where our knitting journey gets even more exciting. We’ve learned the basics of our squares, we’ve started our blanket, and now we’re diving into the details that will make your Galway Blanket a standout piece. You can find part 1 and part 2 of the blanket project here.

Loop, Trellis, and Blackberry – these iconic cable patterns, deeply rooted in the Celtic knitting tradition, will add that extra layer of complexity and beauty to your blanket.

But don’t be intimidated!

With clear step-by-step instructions and a bit of practice, you’ll soon be knitting these patterns from the comfort of your favourite chair.

Blanket Part Three Overview

In part three of your blanket project, our featured designers are Laura Perrem and Eimear Earley. Do make sure to pop to the end of the post and check out both of their profiles and bios.

I know many of you know Eimear from previous knitting clubs and our community Knithub, and Laura is our Club Manager, so I’m sure each of you has received something from her in the post!

Both designers have worked on the following squares for part 3:

  • Loop Cable Square by Eimear Earley
  • Trellis Cable Square by Laura Perrem
  • Blackberry Square by Laura Perrem

Just Like in Part 2, it would be a good idea to lay these squares alongside the previous squares and get a feel for how the blanket is coming together.

Do you want more textured squares?

Are you enjoying the feel of the cable squares versus the textured squares?

Are there squares you really enjoyed knitting and would like to repeat?

When you know the answers to the above questions your unique blanket will start coming together and you’ll be excited for the final installment coming your way soon!

Tips for Fixing Mis-crossed Cables

One of the most requested tutorials when it comes to knitting cables is how to fix them if they are crossed the wrong way. In the tutorial above, you can see how Carol approaches this problem just in case it happens to you.

If you’re working on a cable and discover that you’ve mis-crossed a cable several rows lower down, it’s very frustrating. You can, however, drop down those cable stitches to fix it to save yourself from ripping out rows of work! I promise it isn’t as scary as it sounds!

Tutorial Workshop List and How to Find Them

As a Galway Club Member, you can find your tutorials right here. You can also find this link and more tips in your club newsletter!

In your account, you will now have access to all of part 1, part 2 and part 3 tutorials and tips.

All of these videos have full captioning in English and an interactive comment section should you need further help. But if you’d like to chat about all things related to our Galway Blanket Club and with other members, then read on!

Share Your WIPs With Our Virtual Knitting Community

Don’t forget we have a dedicated chat and support thread in our community Knithub. This is a closed space just for Galway Club members. Laura, Eimear, and Carol will also be present in our community hub to answer your questions and celebrate your cable successes!

This is where you can share your project images, chat with other knitters working on the same project, and chat about how you might want your project squares to go together.

Subscribe for Updates

Our Galway Blanket Project is currently closed for new members, but if you would like to knit your own version of this blanket, sign up to our newsletter to find out when this pattern and workshop series are available to non club members.

Bonus, you get to choose one of our knitting patterns for free!

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Curdach Blanket

Can’t wait to cast on a cable blanket?

Our Curdach Blanket is ready to go and has an available yarn kit in our Blasta yarn (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 232 yds / 212 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); and to top it off, there is a full accompanying step-by-step project workshop too!

Meet our Feature Designers

Eimear Earley

Eimear Earley – Irish Knitwear Designer

Eimear lives in Dublin, Ireland, with two small humans and a supportive spouse. Eimear originally learned to knit as a schoolchild, dabbling with leftovers of yarn and absolutely no concept of gauge or ease during her teenage years. After spending her student years playing with molten glass, she now gets her creative kicks from knitting and spinning wool – much more practical pursuits. Eimear loves to reinterpret old Irish things into modern knitwear, from ancient gold artefacts to less ancient cable knitting.

You can keep up to date with all of Eimear’s designs and publications here.

Laura Perrem

Laura Perrem
Laura Perrem – Irish Knitwear Designer and Club Manager

Laura Perrem is a knitwear designer working from the south coast of Ireland.
Laura originally studied Fine Art, and has been busy working in the visual arts ever since. Her designs are simple and bold, and she loves working with fluffy yarns of all kinds. When not knitting, you’ll find her working at Stolen Stitches, in the garden, or looking for a cat.

You can follow Laura on Instagram and Ravelry. so do pop over and say hi!

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