"A great project for a beginner knitter, with dramatic results. A giant chain link cable in super bulky weight wool is worked into an easy tube shape. Once you've mastered the stitch try the matching beanie hat - Goose." - Jo Storie
Ability: Beginners Skills Required: You will need to be able to work a simple rib and cable pattern. This pattern is written for both straight and circular knitting. Yarn Type: I used 100% Merino Wool from Rowan called Big wool in super bulky weight yarn. 2 x 100g balls (80m/87y per 100g). For an alternative try Cascades Lana Grande– 100% Peruvian Wool, 100g = 80m/87yrds Yarn Shade: Photographed in Prize 064 Yarn Weight: Superbulky
Sizes to Fit:
One size : Unisex Circumference: 72cm/28 in Height: 30cm/12 in
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are approximate. You may wish to order an extra ball/skein to be sure you have sufficient yarn.
You will need: One pair 10mm (US 15) straight needles or circular needles (optional)
Tapestry needle for sewing up (optional)
Yarn approx. 160m/174yards super chunky weight
Tension: 12 sts x 12 rows in 10 x 10cm (4 x 4 in), over cabled pattern using 10mm (US 15) needles, please adjust your needle size as necessary
*Tensions are provided should you wish to substitute an alternative yarn to that suggested by us. Please ensure you knit a tension square to check that the yarn is suitable as not all yarns will give a like for like result.