PATTERN: Irish Aran Cabled Trellis Blanket – ILoveMyBlanket
A hand knitted chenille blanket in sand beige with a centre trellis pattern and side panels of mixed cables.
A close up of knitting detail showing a trellis pattern in sand beige yarn.
A close up of knitting detail showing a celtic knot on the left and a chain cable on the right in sand beige yarn.
A close up of knitting detail showing a Celtic knot in sand beige yarn.
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PATTERN: Irish Aran Cabled Trellis Blanket

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This PDF pattern includes written English instructions, as well as a pattern template. Irish Aran knitting patterns have a long and rich history, originating in the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland. Most commonly seen in sweaters, I have replicated those patterns here in blanket form.

The Irish Aran Cabled Trellis Blanket design is a mixed pattern of chain cable, trellis and four-strand cabled braid. Each pattern within an Irish Aran knit design holds meaning: the trellis pattern is said to symbolize the stone-walled fields of the Northwestern farming communities, and is also a symbol of protection. This pattern is also known as lattice or basket stitch, and can also represent the fisherman's basket and good luck. Cables represent fishermen's ropes, safety and good fortune. 

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS: 9 balls of Lion Brand Off-The-Hook Yarn (3.5 oz/100g (Image shown is the colour ‘Beach Sand’).

SUGGESTED TOOLS: No needles required (finger knitting). Scissors.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 44” by 44” (111.5 cm by 111.5 cm).

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern will work with any brand of loop yarn, but keep in mind that the size of the loops, and size of the balls/skeins of each brand is different.

Lion Brand Off-The-Hook, Lion Brand Crayola Off-The-Hook, and Red Heart Loop-It yarns can all be used with this pattern as is and will yield a blanket of approximately the same same size. If you use Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ yarn, the loops are larger, so the blanket will be larger; and because the balls are larger (6.4 oz/180g), only 5-6 balls should be needed.


The Irish Aran Cabled Trellis Blanket pattern and all photographs are the property of I Love My Blanket/Reena Belford. This pattern and design are subject to copyright, and you may not distribute or sell this pattern under any circumstances.

Products made with this pattern *ARE* permitted to be used for both personal and commercial use, but please credit ‘I Love My Blanket’. (@iloveblanket on Instagram)


Due to the nature of this product being an electronic download, no refunds will be granted. THIS IS NOT A FINISHED PRODUCT and no refunds will be given for failure of reading the details in full.

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