The Story of a Knitting Stitch - Cable - Nuan Cashmere

March 01, 2020 2 min read

With Every Stitch...Comes a Story


From Connemara and the Aran Islands we travelled on down to County Clare, famous for the Cliffs of Moher.

If you are like me and like to avoid the madding crowd a very well kept secret is to see the unspoiled sight of the Cliffs of Kilkee along the Wild Atlantic Way.

The secret is so well kept that many of my Dublin friends did not know either!

Close up of Plaited Cable Stitch

The second stitch or should I say stitches that I am going to explore in this series on symbolism of stitches is the Cable stitch. This is a timeless classic whether in knit clothing or knits for lifestyle in terms of throws & pillows. When I think cable I think luxury style and interiors by the great masters of style such as Ralph Lauren.

Close up of cable stitch; such as in our Handknit Cable Coat or Handknit Cable sweater, here a modern take with it knit on the bias

Close up of cable stitch in NUAN pillows & throws


These stitches are the most frequently used stitch in the knitting tradition of an Aran sweater. As shown above cable has many variations. It represents the fishermen’s ropes, the plaited cable further represents the interweaving of family life. Both are a symbol of hope and safety to the fishermen.

1. Cable Stitch

Handknit Cable Coat USD595

2. Cable Stitch Styles at NUAN

At NUAN our love of the cable stitches can be seen across all the collections from women & men collections to our accessories & lifestyle collections.

Close up of cable stitch in NUAN accessories

3. Cable stitch styles at NUAN

This hand knit cable sweater in this relaxed fit makes for a cherished go-to in your wardrobe.

Handknit Cable Sweater USD 450

4. Cable stitch styles for Men

In the men's collection my personal favorite is the panelled sweater which comes in blue tones or these wonderful tonal browns shown below.

Panelled Cable Sweater USD 495

5. Other NUAN Cable stitch styles

A personal favourite of my husband is this sweater with an accent of cable, a cosy cowl neck adds to the warmth and this sweater is knit in softest eco cashmere yarn.

Cable Accent Sweater USD 495

6. Other NUAN Favourites

A personal favourite of mine for travel is this cable knit cardiwrap. Forget airline blankets you will be chic and warm travelling in this wrap in classic cable knit.

Cable Knit Wrap USD 438

7. Cable stitch styles at NUAN

Don't forget that the above bespoke styles have the additional benefit of colour choice too. If you would like a bespoke colour please just add your colour choice in your notes at check out and allow a few weeks for your custom colour to arrive.

Cable Accent Sweater USD 495