Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern before felting.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
|kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
K2, p2 Rib (worked in the rnd, multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Rnd 2: K the knit sts, and p the purl sts.
Rep Rnd 2 for K2, p2 Rib.
Cast on 152 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Next Rnd: Work in K2, p2 Rib to last 2 sts, p2tog – 151 sts at the end of this rnd.
Begin Cable Pattern
Rnds 1 and 2: K1, *(p1, k1) 4 times, k6, p1, k1, p1, k24, p1, k1, p1, k6; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: P1, *(k1, p1) 4 times, 3/3 LC, p1, k1, p1, (2/2 RC, 2/2 LC) 3 times, p1, k1, p1, 3/3 LC; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: P1, *(k1, p1) 4 times, k6, p1, k1, p1, k24, p1, k1, p1, k6; rep from * around.
Rnds 5 and 6: Rep Rnds 1 and 2.
Rnd 7: P1, *(k1, p1) 4 times, 3/3 LC, p1, k1, p1, (2/2 LC, 2/2 RC) 3 times, p1, k1, p1, 3/3 LC; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4.
Rep Rnds 1-8 until piece measures 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: Kfb, *p2, k2; rep from * around – 152 sts at the end of this rnd.
Work in K2, p2 Rib as established for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Weave in ends.
Lightly felt piece by hand (sts will still be visible), using hot water and ice-cold water alternately with a small amount of detergent. Agitate and massage the piece until desired size. Roll into a towel and squeeze out excess water. Lay piece flat and allow to dry.