Chain Link Pattern

Yarn: Vintage Wool by Berroco
Needles: US 8, 5 mm
Gauge: 26 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm/4 inches
Pattern: Chain Link Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 7sts
Book: Charted Knitting Design: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 144

Difficult Techniques: Cables
Comments: To create a truly square swatch, I would recommend decreasing stitches in the plain reverse stockinette before and after this pattern. The cabled portions pull the pattern in so that any portions of the swatch not cabled will ripple or buckle, even in a blockable fiber like wool.

Knit by: Amen on Ravelry

Locked-Square Cable

locked square cable
Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 28 st and 35 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Locked-Square Cable
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 25 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 117

Comments: The swatch was 1 repeat wide and 2 high. Lightly blocked, it measured 3.5in wide by 7.4in high.
Knit by: zeph

Long Loop I

long loop I

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 34 st and 36 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Long Loop I
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 42 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 120

Comments: Gauge in stockinette because number of stitches per row varies.

Knit by: zeph

Heart Strings

heart strings

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 30 st and 40 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Heart Strings
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 24 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 118

Comments: Gauge in stockinette because number of stitches per row varies.

Knit by: zeph

Celtic Flourish

celtic flourish

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 34 st and 38 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Celtic Flourish
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 30 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 122

Comments: Gauge in stockinette because number of stitches per row varies.

Knit by: zeph

Curlicue

Curlicue

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 30 st and 40 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Curlicue
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 22 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 125

Comments:
This was a pleasant surprise. It’s a smoother cable than expected.
Gauge in stockinette because the number of stitches per row varies.

Knit by: zeph

Fancy Vine

Fancy Vine

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 32 st and 39 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Fancy Vine
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 25 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 124

Comments:
The ‘leaves’ lose their shape really easily when blocking.

Knit by: zeph

Fronds

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Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 27 st and 38 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Fronds
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 24 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 123

Comments: Only requires light blocking to smooth the cables.

Knit by: zeph

Four-Lobed Escutcheon

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Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 27 st and 38 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette
Pattern: Four-Lobed Escutcheon
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 27 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 126

Difficult techniques:
1- ’starting’ the closed cable can be tricky to get even. I used the second of the two options given for the central double increase in the key at the start of the book.
2 – look out for the four ‘clusters’ in the chart. Pull them tighter than you think is necessary, because when you block the work they will then look even and the ‘floating’ thread will lie flat but not loose.

Knit by: zeph

Bootlacing Cable

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Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 27 st and 38 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette, unblocked
Pattern: Bootlacing Cable
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 30 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 122

Difficult techniques: ‘starting’ the closed cable is tricky to get even. I used the second of the two options given for the central double increase in the key at the start of the book.

Comments: The swatch was 1 repeat wide and 4 and a bit high. It didn’t require blocking per se, was just pinned flat.
Knit by: zeph

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