For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: Five 50g balls of Knoll Kilcarra Tweed. (100% Pure New Wool, 80m/87yds per 50g)
Notions: cable needle (optional)
Cushion pad to fit (approx. 40cm x 40cm)
Seven Buttons (size is approx. 22mm in diameter)
Tension: 16 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm square over moss stitch pattern using 4.5mm needles.
Skill Level: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ◊
Measurements: 39cm x approx. 82cm.
My design ideas and advice: 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.
Click on the following for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Simple Cable