There aren't many mens patterns in the King Cole Collection, so its great to come across these. Two basic, simple patterns to add to your personal library - just a nice addition to fill in where there's often a hole. The cable detail is nice and simple, subtle instead of in-your-face. I can't get too excited about this because it's the kind of great basic that just fits in your wardrobe. Bish bash bosh.
This has been knitted in King Cole Forest Aran, a shop favourite as it's made of recycled cotton/wool/acrylic and is delightfully flecky. You could use any other King Cole Aran, though. You'll need 4.5mm and 5mm needles along with a cable needle.