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Three for Free Friday: Knit Cables

fathermoonshine

Who doesn’t love a cabled slouchy beanie? Father Cables is a hot pattern on Ravelry this week, no doubt due to its stunning cable pattern and the fact that it’s been generously published as a free pattern by YOTH Yarns. The pattern calls for a softly plied, worsted weight Rambouillet wool yarn, which comes from a breed of sheep known for its soft, fine fiber, much like its close relative the Merino sheep. Fantastic yarns for this pattern would be two skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, Malabrigo Rios, or Juniper Moon Farms Moonshine.

babyalpacacableshawl

Celtic Myths is a crescent-shaped shawl with a Celtic cabled border that is worked up in worsted or DK weight, with notes on how to modify the pattern for fingering weight (for all you sock yarn collectors)! This shawl would drape gorgeously in a yarn with silk or alpaca content (or both!), such as The Fibre Company’s Acadia, Shibui’s Baby Alpaca DK, or Malabrigo Silky Merino.

madelinetoshsockcablesocks

For those who want a more challenging knit, these all-over Cable Detail Socks would sure be cozy through the winter. They feature similar traditional Celtic cable and are knit from the cuff down. A good sturdy sock yarn in a light or bright solid, semisolid, or speckled colorway will do these cables the most justice — you might consider Madelinetosh Sock in Antique Lace or Modern Fair Isle, Richard Devrieze Peppino in Titanium or Quickening, or Baah La Jolla in Gold Rush or Mystique.

Original images via YOTH Yarns, Sidispinnt on Ravelry, and Patons. 

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