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To sprangle is to "spread out in different directions: branch out." I love finding a new word that aptly describes a new pattern!
Simple cables are first set in a Seed stitch border, then a Reverse Stockinette stitch background.
As the stitches sprangle and then come back in, they get cable twisted again and staggered to form a lovely all over medallion-like design. Knit-in Seed stitch edges echo the top and bottom edges to frame the central design.
This is a great, easy-to-learn cable pattern for intermediate to experienced cable knitters. Those newer to cables can follow the chart and/or written instructions, which only involve simple cable cross techniques.
This is an eye-catching, unisex design that can be easily knit to a longer length, if desired. Just be sure to choose a worsted weight yarn that shows great stitch definition, like the Capra (super soft cashmere blend!) yarn from Knit Picks used here.
Finished Blocked, Flat Measurements: 10" [25.5 cm] wide x 56 ½" [143.5 cm] long.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Capra (85% Merino Wool/15% Cashmere; 1.75 oz/50g [123 yds/112.5 m] per ball): 4 balls in Thicket #26557.
Pattern Gauge: 42 sts = 8 ½" [21.5 cm] and 42 rows = 7 ¾" [19.5 cm] in Cable patt; 22 sts = 4" [10 cm] in Seed st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight in a merino wool/cashmere blend yarn (yarn label of 5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 5-7 [3.75-4.5 mm] needles) NOTE: WHILE this yarn is listed as a DK weight online, it knits up more like a worsted weight with this pattern.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 492 yds [450 m]. NOTE: PLEASE TAKE TIME TO BLOCK and CHECK YOUR GAUGE, as the estimated yardage is based on this exact gauge.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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