Apache by Patricia Roberts


March 1988
Patricia roberts extra thick shetland wool
Patricia Roberts Extra
Aran (8 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
one size

The Apache design comes as a sweater or a cardigan. The design is based around cabled diagonal/diamonds with texture and colour designs inside the diamonds.


  • EITHER 10 100g balls of ‘Patricia Roberts Extra Thick Wool’ OR 11 100g hanks of ‘Patricia Roberts Extra Thick Shetland Tweed’ in main colour (NOTE: add one extra ball of main colour yarn if making the cardigan version)
  • PLUS in either yarn listed for main colour, 2 balls of first contract colour and 1 ball in each of 5 additional contrast colours

Additional items:

  • Large cable needle
  • 5 buttons if making the cardigan version

- Based on a stocking stitch tension of 10 stitches and 14 rows to 5 cm (2”) one repeat of the pattern (42sts) will measure 15cm (6”) wide and 84 rows will measure 30cm (12”) in depth.

Sweater measurements (one size):

  • Underarm: 120 cm (48”)
  • Side seam: 52cm (20.75”)
  • Length: 77cm (30.75”)
  • Sleeve seam: 42.5cm (17”)

Cardigan measurements (one size):

  • Underarms: 125cm (50”)
  • All other measurements as for sweater

The pattern is charted with minimal written instructions

The pattern with yarn is available for purchase at the Patricia Roberts’ shop http://www.patriciaroberts.co.uk/