For this pattern I used:
Yarn: Five 50g balls of Knoll Kilcarra Tweed.
Yarn used in my design: Knoll Kilcarra Tweed (100% Pure New Wool, 80m per 50g)
Needles: 4.5mm knitting needles, cable needle (optional).
Notions: Cushion pad to fit (approx. 40cm/16ins x 40cm/16ins).
Seven (approx. 22mm diameter) buttons.
Tension: 16 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm/4ins square over moss stitch pattern using 4.5mm needles.
Skill Level: ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊ ◊
Measurements: 39cm/15.25ins x approx. 82cm/32.25ins.
This pattern uses the same diamond cable pattern as the Farrimond Cardigan from my Simple Knits book.
I designed this pattern with the history and tradition associated with cables in mind. The different stitches have different meanings according to sherman folklore. The diamond cable represents the shape of a shing mesh and therefore wishing a good successful catch. The traditional cable depicts the ropes of their shing ancestors and promises safety and good luck at sea.
I love all this because this represents what knitting is to me, something that is made with love and full of meaning as well as offering the knitter a calming and relaxing journey of creating the most precious gift.
This straightforward pattern has no complicated abbreviations or tricky techniques.
It is a pattern you can knit with pride and delight.
Purl &Jane: the journey starts here.