Illumine

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Other

A small cabled square becomes a work of art after adding shining gold foil to the cabled areas. A simple store-bought frame completes the look.

One size


Finished Measurements

Approximately 5½" square (unframed), 10” square (framed)


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Blackstone Tweed (50 grs), #2601 Clover Honey

Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Cable needle (cn)

Foil Glue by Jones Tones

Gold Foil Paper by Jones Tones

1/2" Wide brush with stiff bristles

For Framing:  One 10” square shadowbox frame (black)

Double-faced tape


Gauge

19 sts = 4”; 29 rows = 4” in Cable Pat

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

CB6

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k3 from cn

CF6

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k3, k3 from cn


Cable Square

Cast on 26 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  P2, * k6, p2, rep from * across.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  K the k sts and p the p sts as they face you.

Row 3:  P2, CF6, (p2, k6) twice, p2, CB6, p2.

Row 5:  P2, k6, CF6, p2, CB6, p2, k6, p2.

Row 7:  Rep Row 3.

Row 8:  Rep Row 2.

Rep these 8 rows until piece measures approximately 5½" from beg, end on WS.  Bind off knitwise.


Finishing

Lay square flat with RS up.  Brush foil glue onto raised edges of cables.  Allow to dry following directions on bottle.  Place foil paper over square with foil side down and rub with fingers, adhering gold foil to glue.  This step may be repeated until you have the amount of foil on the cables that you desire.  Using double-sided tape, adhere square to center of shadowbox frame.