MY FAVOURITE THING
Kyoko Nakayoshi’s top make
The Cable Yoke Jacket is the best thing I’ve ever created, I love it so much I made one for myself. It features deep chunky cables, the wrapand-turn short row technique and plain stockinette – all the stitches I love. It’s as much fun to make as it is to wear!
The jacket was originally designed for a baby. My sister had had her first baby and I wanted to make something cosy and special for her son. It turned out that everyone else really liked it and I had many requests to make an adult-sized version – so I did! It was a challenge at first, because I had to make sure the horizontal cables that span around the shoulder were all in proportion. So I added extra cable motifs and used a Jamieson’s of Shetland Marl, a chunky weight yarn, rather than Heather, an aran that was originally used for the baby version. Also, I had to work out the most logical way of working the short rows with the new sets of cables.
If you visit the Jamieson’s of Shetland shop or see their stand at the Knitting & Stitching show, you’ll find the original knitted sample. I’m so proud of it every time I wear it. It’s become even more special to me now, because my baby daughter can wear the matching jacket! Ravelry.com/designers/kyoko-nakayoshi