The Ropes by Graeme Knowles-Miller
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The Ropes

Knitting
July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1006 - 1509 yards (920 - 1380 m)
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) in
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Available as part of the Yorkshire Shores Ebook Part 2, along with the Ravenscar Hat, Robin Hood’s Bay jumper, Saltwick Bay poncho and Sandsend blanket.
The remaining patterns from the book can be found here.

Inspired by the strong ropes used aboard fishing vessels out in the North Sea, this fitted ladies’ jumper plays on the alternative names for cable stitch, ‘Links of love’. It was commonly the fishermen’s wives who would knit ganseys, taking huge amounts of love and care to finish – keeping their man comfortable and protected at sea. The welt plays with different widths of cable combined with rib to be visually interesting but practical, like the ganseys of old.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL)
To Fit Bust
71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117) cm
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) in

Actual
70 (75, 90, 100.5, 110.5) cm
27½ (29½, 35½, 39½, 43½) in

Materials
4 (4, 5, 5, 6) x 100g skeins baa ram ewe Dovestone DK in shade Bantam
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle, 40cm/16” length
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle, 80cm/32” length
4mm (US 6) circular needle, 80cm/32” length
3.5mm (US 4) DPNs for sleeves
4mm (US 6) DPNs for sleeves
14 stitch markers
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Cable needle

Tension
22 sts x 30 rows = 10cm/4” blocked and measured over stocking stitch on 4mm (US 6) needles.