MY FAVOURITE THING

Kyoko Nakayoshi’s top make

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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

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