The Fisherman and his Boat

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The Fisherman and his Boat Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

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).

About Designer

About Designer

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by Sorren
Portland, OR
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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 durring collage. I have a BFA in painting, but spend most of my time knitting, being a mom, and working at what I think is the best yarn store out there,

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