These are knitted from the free pattern, Temperance by Liz Abinante. I really like the way they turned out, though they took me a very long time to knit. I did the 80 stitch version with 2mm needles. As usual, they were knitted toe-up and two at a time. I bought the yarn, Kettle-Dyed Essential in the Oak colourway from KnitPicks (on Sale!).
If I were to knit these again, I would probably go up to 2.25mm needles and I would also not do the twisted stitches as the pattern suggests. I found the pattern’s method very time consuming and fiddly and wish I’d thought to switch methods before I was on the last repeat! In the end, I switched to the method used for cabling without a cable needle. Ahhhh. Much better.
If you would like to learn how to cable without a cable needle, I suggest checking out the quick how-to video at Knitting Help. If you go to advanced techniques and scroll down, you will see the video marked, “Crossing Cables without a cable needle”. Don’t worry — it’s a cinch.