Because the cable and rib pattern is very easy to memorize, this sweater is a great one to choose if you want to work on your cabling technique, or learn how to cable without a needle. It's such a simple stitch pattern, and yet the result is stunning, particularly with the row of Ridge Stitches setting off the ribbing from the body, sleeves and neck.
In Cable and Rib pattern, 26 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10 cm WELL BLOCKED.
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.