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I an indie yarn dyer and knitwear designer based out of Salem, MA.

Find out more about me at: www.toil-and-trouble.com

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Nimue Cabled Wrap

from Toil and Trouble
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nimue Cabled Wrap
Nimue Cabled Wrap
Nimue Cabled Wrap
Nimue Cabled Wrap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • cables
  • cast off

Pattern Description:

This pattern is part of my ongoing Avalon series, which explores a variety of cabled designs. These designs are inspired by the novel Mists of Avalon.

There is a legendary love triangle between Arthur, Gwenhwyfar, and Lancelot. In the end, Lancelot marries Elaine. Together they have a daughter, Nimue, known for her beauty.

This design employs a series of elegant cables, using simple cabling techniques to achieve a complex-looking piece.

I used aggressive blocking in this piece to create light fabric with a lot of drape, rather that the stiffer fabric that often comes with cables.

Blocking dimensions: 70" long x 15" wide

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 70" long x 15" wide


  • Size US 8 needles

You Will Also Need:

  • cable hook

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Toil & Trouble Merino Worsted