Cables are my favourite design feature in knitting. I love their timelessness, their nod to my Celtic heritage, how they can be both simple and intricate. A cable hat pattern is often a go-to for me when I’m thinking about gift knitting.
Amongst the modest purchases I made at Perth Festival of Yarn this year was a skein of DK weight Dye Candy yarn in ‘Tortie Not Tabby’ which I knew at first sight had to come home with me. Both my cats are tortoiseshell and a hat in this yarn would be perfect as a winter gift for my close friend who cares for them when I have to be away from home. I knew I wanted to make a hat with a slight pattern that would complement the speckling of the yarn; cables seemed the perfect answer.
Pemberley Cables by Sweet Yarns was exactly what I had in mind and worked up a dream on my needles. This will be a pattern I return to many times.
for more about the yarn
Dye Candy is veteran independent yarn dyer, Hutch, who is based in Northern Ireland. You can find their website here: dyecandy
for more about the pattern
Pemberley Cables is available to purchase on Ravelry: Pemberley Cables