It is hard not to feel a sort of romance when it comes to classic aran fisherman sweaters, sailboats, and the sea. “The Fisherman” is a cabled pillow based on a classic aran honeycomb pattern often used in fisherman sweaters, while “His Boat” is a simple stockinette pillow with bold stripes and a duplicate stitched silhouette of a sailboat.
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160-220 yards aran-weight yarn as follows:
The Fisherman (cabled pillow): approximately 220 yards/201 meters
His Boat (striped pillow): approximately 65 yards/60 meters color A, and 95 yards/87 meters color B
US #9/5.5 mm (or size to get gauge) and US #7/4.5 mm (or two sizes smaller than needed to get gauge) to knit flat
14”/35.5 cm pillow form, fabric for back of pillow, sewing thread to match fabric, sewing machine
Intermediate (cables, duplicate stitch, and seaming)
14 stitches = 1”/2.5 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle
Makes a 14”/35.5 cm pillow