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Sorren on craftsy.com
Portland, OR

I come from a family of knitters, weavers, and fiber artists, so it was only a matter of time for me to fall head first in to knitting. I learned how to knit at age 5, but really picked it up again ...

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The Fisherman and his Boat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Fisherman and his Boat
The Fisherman and his Boat
The Fisherman and his Boat
The Fisherman and his Boat
The Fisherman and his Boat
The Fisherman and his Boat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable
  • Duplicate stitch
  • Seaming

Pattern Description:

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.


14 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, measured after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Makes a 14"/35.5 cm pillow, measured after blocking.


  • 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).
  • 14"/35.5 cm pillow form
  • Fabric for back of pillow
  • Sewing thread to match fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Cable needle
  • Sewing machine

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shown in Imperial Stock Ranch Columbia (100% Columbia wool; 220 yards/201 meters per 4 ounce/113 gram skein)


Natural (The Fisherman & color A) and Kingfisher (color B).