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I wrote this pattern to show off the beautiful Cashmere yarn at the Knitting Garage in Rhinebeck, but this can be knitted in any aran or worsted weight yarn.
Material: 1 skein of Cashmere Aran Lotus or similar yarn approximately 100 yards
Needles: US 8
Instructions: Cast on 22 stitches in the provisional cast on method. Alternatively you can cast on in your favorite stretchy cast on.
Proceed as follows:
Row 1 (Right Side): K1, P1, K3, P2, K8, P2, K3, P1, K1
Row 2 (Wrong Side): K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P8, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 3 (Cable Row): K1, P1, K3, P2, C8B, P2, K3, P1, K1
Row 4: Same as Row 2
Row 5, 7: Same as Row 1
Row 6, 8: Same as Row 2
Row 9 (Cable Row ): Same as Row 3
Repeat Rows 4-9 twenty more times for a total of 22 cables for about 20" or until you reached the desired length. Then repeat rows 4-6 once more.
(This is simply a seed stitch pattern over the first and last three sts of each row, two bands of k2 and a cable over 8 sts framed by purl sts). It is an easy to remember pattern.
Finishing: Take off the scrap yarn from your provisional cast on and put the 22 sts on a needle parallel to your 22 sts of your last row. Now join in Kitchener stitch or three-needle bind off (make sure not to twist the band).
Alternate Method: Cast off and sew the piece together in mattress stitch making sure to keep the look of the pattern.
Wear and enjoy!
Pattern copyright to Doris Formby: You are welcome to use this pattern to knit for yourself or as a gift, or for charity. You may not sell the pattern itself or the finished goods made from this pattern. Please direct any questions to Strickliese on Ravelry. Thank you for knitting my design.