– 1 skein of Frog Tree Merino Worsted, or about 130yds of worsted weight yarn
– US #8 (5mm) needles
– three 1 1/8” or 1 1/2” buttons
– tapestry needle
– matching thread (optional)
Yarn Note: It is important to use a yarn that you can block because the cables will cause it to curl–100%
acrylic is *not* recommended.
CO 32 stitches.
Set up row: p2, (k4, p4) 3 times, k4, p2
Using the chart below, knit the Celtic cable pattern until you have knit at least 20” from the cast on row,
ending with a WS row.
Continue in 1×1 ribbing (K1, P1 across row) for 4 rows.
Row 1: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, BO 4, (k1, p1, k1, p1, BO 4) 2 times, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 2: (k1, p1) twice, k1, CO 4, (p1, k1) twice, p1, CO 4, (k1, p1) twice, k1, CO 4, (p1, k1) twice, p1
Continue in ribbing for 2 rows. BO all stitches in pattern. Weave in all ends.
I would recommend spray blocking—pin the garment to a surface such as a towel and spray it with water
until it’s very damp, especially on the edges. Let it dry completely before unpinning.
Sew on buttons using leftover yarn or matching thread.