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This pattern features King James IV and I who was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots and marked the first time that England and Scotland had the same monarchy.

This pattern features a strong main cable inspired by the patterning on a cape that was worn by King James. The side cables represent England and Scotland united for the first time. During this time there was little conflict between the countries so the cables are traveling in the same direction.


Women’s Small: 7-10 inches around.

Women’s Medium: 7.75-12 inches around.

Women’s Large/Men’s Medium: 8-13 inches around.


8.5 stitches/inch using US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle.

Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn

Yarn Shown:

Pink: Anzula Squishy 80% Wool, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere in Petunia

Green: Knit Picks Capretta 80% Wool, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere in Hunter

Purple: Drops Fabel 75% Wool, 25% Nylon in 104 Purple

Needles: Size US 1 (2.25mm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. 32 inch is recommended but use the size that is the most comfortable for you.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker (optional), cable needle.
You will get the following files:
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