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I'm a mother, former teacher and a knitwear fanatic. I learned my first stitches from my mom when I was a teenager, but I gave up knitting quickly afterwards. Having my first baby brought back my ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Carabe
Carabe Carabe
Carabe Carabe
Carabe Carabe
Carabe Carabe
Carabe Carabe

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • short rows
  • knitting in the round
  • decreasing stitches
  • increasing stitches
  • contiguous method

Pattern Description:

Carabe is a seamless striped cardigan knit from the top down.
The design uses contiguous method of shaping set-in sleeves developed by Suzie M.
It is is worked in Stockinette stitch mostly with several Carabe Stripes located on the yoke and next to bottom hem and cuffs. After completing the whole body you will make ribbed front bands and a shawl collar. The shawl collar will be shaped using short rows. At the end the whole band is finished with I-cord bind-off.


18 sts and 25 rows in 10 cm / 4 in St st worked flat with larger needles (AFTER WASHING).
Take time to save time, check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: 28/30 (32/34, 36/38) 40/42, 44/46, 48/50; The cardigan should be worn with no or little amount of positive ease.


  • Yarn Malabrigo Rios (100% merino; 100g / 210 yards). Sample was made in colors lettuce (MC) and azul profundo (CC). Approx yardage: MC/CC 4/1 (4/1, 4/1) 5/2, 6/2, 7/2 skeins. size M: if you are tall and generally lengthen your garments, I recommend buying 1 more skein of MC yarn.

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles 3.75 mm / US #5 circular needle (60 cm / 24 long) and #5 dpns. 4.5 mm / US #7 circular needle (60 cm / 24 long) and #7 dpns.
  • Other 6 (6, 7)7, 8, 8 buttons (about 2.5 cm / 1 in diameter), interlocking stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders / scrap yarn.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios

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