Do you love cables but never wear cardigans? Then this blanket is just for you.

This generously size throw will keep you cosy on winter evenings and you'll have fun learning the cables while also keeping yourself warm. So, if you'd like to master cables AND knit your very own cosy blanket this is the course for you!

What's included in this workshop?

This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Curdach Blanket knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Project Set Up
  • Cable Basics
  • Working 1x1 cables
  • Working the 6 cables of the Curdach pattern
  • Blanket Cable layout
  • Moss Stitch Edging
  • Cable increases
  • Cable decreases
  • Finishing

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Wondering About the Curdach Blanket?

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:

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Learn to Knit Curriculum

Meet Your Teacher

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Pattern Information

This generously sized throw will keep you cosy on winter evenings and you’ll have fun learning the cables while also keeping yourself warm.


One Size


Width: 40” / 101.5 cm

Length: 50” / 127 cm



Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 232 yds / 212 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); colour: Nadur: 10 skeins.

Approximate Yardage: 2180 yds / 1993 m

Needles & Notions

US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 40” / 100 cm long (or longer for larger sizes)

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Tapestry needle, cable needle (cn), 36 lockable stitch markers (colour coded if you wish to note different cables).


19 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St St blocked

18 sts & 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Moss St blocked

Cable A & D: 1.25” / 3 cm wide across 10 sts

Cable B: 1.25” / 3 cm wide across 8 sts

Cable C: 3.75” / 9.5 cm wide across 26 sts

Cable E & F: 0.75”/ 2 cm wide across 4 sts

1/1 RC & 1/1 LC: 0.25”/ 0.5 cm wide across 2 sts

Would you like a yarn kit?

Yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol chose herself or choose from colour combinations provided.

Curdach is knit using our Blasta yarn. Blasta is known for phenomenal stitch definition with a soft, rustic charm and 60% Irish fleece. It's the result of Project Homegrown with Donegal Yarns. By working on a good selection from the various breeds with improved sorting and grading, they have established an excellent yarn that is comfortable to knit with and wear. The blend contains 60% Fine Irish with 40% New Zealand Lambswool.

So if you'd like to pick up a yarn kit or put your own colour combinations together just click the button below: