The Cable Knit design takes its inspiration from the understated utility of a classic Aran jumper; it evokes the traditional knit pattern, which transitions perfectly into a rug using the same materials as the original, only updated and reworked for a modern audience. The deceptively simple rug has been hand-carved, with the design effectively engraved into the rug, requiring exceptional weaving skills and a new technique developed by The Rug Company’s weavers in Nepal. Firstly, the Cable Knit pattern is drawn by hand and then pin-pricked into very thin paper, which is laid on top of a plain hand knotted rug. The paper is covered in fine chalk dust, which seeps through the holes and creates a template. When the paper is removed, the weavers then follow this chalk template, carefully cutting and carving into the wool pile of the rug to create the design in painstaking detail.
Price Band: 8
Craftsmanship: Handknotted Tibetan wool
Knot count: 100 knot
Technique: Inverse carving