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Cable Car Tracks

from Cutie Pie Fashions
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cable Car Tracks
Cable Car Tracks
Cable Car Tracks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast on
  • simple cables
  • picking up stitches, knitting in the round
  • kitchener stitch or three needle bind off
  • applied i-cord

Pattern Description:

This pullover begins with a vertical cable strip which wraps around the chest, and then the body and yoke are picked up and knitted on. The
overlapped boat neck insures an easy on/off fit. Pair it with the matching beanie and it becomes a great fall sweater set.

Originally published in Knitcircus Magazine Issue #11, Fall 2010


21 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10cm)in Reverse Stockinette Rib pattern; 20 sts = 3" (7.6cm) in Sand and Wind Cable pattern. Both swatches worked on larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sweater: XS S, M, L, XL fits 6m 12m, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs. Model is shown in size M.
  • Beanie: XS/S S/M, L/XL fits 6-12m 18-24m, 3-6 yrs


  • worsted weight yarn to give desired gauge
  • I used: Berroco Vintage 50% acrylic/40% wool/10% nylon (217 yds/198 m per 3.5 oz/100 gm skein); main color (MC): #5103 Mocha, 2 [3, 3, 3, 4] skeins for sweater, add 1 skein for beanie; contrast color (CC): #5181 Black Cherry 1 skein for both sweater and beanie, all sizes
  • US 8 (5.0 mm) circular (16" or 24") set of US 8 dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge US 6 (4.0 mm) straight or circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Waste yarn for provisional caston, cable needle, yarn needle, stitch markers

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