Knitting Preview: February 20, 2021 Issue

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We have a lovely textured sweater for you in this week’s knitting preview.

Our cabled sweater offers a modern take on a traditional design. Big chunky cables feature throughout with smaller twists and cables set on a background of reverse stocking-stitch in the central panel and stocking-stitch at the sides. Raglan sleeves complete the look.

The sweater has a lovely textured design without too much weight as it is knitted in a DK yarn – Stylecraft Highland Heathers DK in Bracken (3747). This 100% acrylic yarn features a tweed effect, which works particularly well with cables. Find your nearest stockist or view alternative shades at

Sizes range from 86/91 cm (34/36 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 18/13 cm (7/5 ins) bigger offering a comfortable fit.

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

We have graded this design as an intermediate one. The pattern consists of 24 rows with a mixture of cable and twist stitch stitches throughout. We would recommend keeping a note of each row to make sure you don’t lose the place.

Finally, this sweater is great value, and even the largest size costing less than £20 to make. With everyone anticipating much more outdoor living this year, this is the perfect extra layer.

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!