Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 28 st and 34 rows to 10cm/4 inches in pattern
Pattern: Slip-Cross Cable with Bobbles
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 9 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Comments: The swatch was 5 repeats wide and 3 high. Lightly blocked, it measured 6.5in wide by 4.25in high.
It benefitted from moderate horizontal blocking, which rounded the ‘cables’ nicely. The swatch above emulates the photo in the book. From left to right: cables 1, 3 and 5 start on row 1 of the chart; cables 2 and 4 start on row 6 of the chart.
See below for an attempt at turning the cable round an acute corner.
Knit by: zeph