William is one of 16 glorious designs in Stranded Knits, a superb technique manual and pattern collection that Ann created for Rowan Yarns. The book is available from Rowan stockists.
The stranded colourwork design is adapted from the lovely Brother Rabbit pattern by English ‘Arts and Crafts’ designer, William Morris.
The tension given above is for plain stocking stitch after blocking, knitted on the larger needles. Tension/gauge for the stranded colourwork is 28 stitches and 30 rounds per 10cm/4” after blocking, knitted on the smaller needles.
Errata: the decrease round on page 188 has an asterisk missing at the beginning of the instruction. It should read as follows:
Decrease Round: *[k____(I), k2tog] ____(J) times, [k____(K), k2tog] ____(L) times; rep from * to end, sm.