Compass Cove by Sandra Nesbitt

Compass Cove

June 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
383 yards (350 m)
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A smart pattern of rope cables, worked in two colours upon a striped background, forms the central decorative panel on this cushion cover.

Sandra Nesbitt’s design is formed from one front piece and two overlapping back pieces, and is knitted in a smooth aran-weight wool.

The front piece incorporates a Fair Isle cable centre panel which is worked in two colours, and the rest is worked in stocking stitch.
The two yarns need to be twisted as with the intarsia technique before working on the centre panel, to avoid holes appearing.

Accessories: Cable needle (cn)
35cm (14in) square cushion pad

Finished size: Length: 35cm (14in) Width: 35cm (14in)

Yarn used in sample: DROPS Design Alaska (Aran weight; 100% wool; 70m/77yds per 50g ball)
Yarn A: Dark Blue (37); 4 x 50g balls
Yarn B: Wheat (61); 1 x 50g ball