Cobalt Cables

from Marly Bird

Cobalt Cables Pattern


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Knitting: Cobalt Cables
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cable
  • Read Cable Charts

Pattern Description:

Gregg, the model, wanted to take this one home. He said it was one of the most comfortable sweaters he had ever had on!

This is a great piece for the man in your life. It is fun to knit without being 'too much' for a man to wear. Shoot, it would look great as a boyfriend sweater on women too!

The wonderful saddle shoulder construction makes the cables really steal the show and allows for broad shoulders to fit comfortably.

Choose a lovely tweed for added texture. Color choice is important here as the lighter the color the more the cables will pop!

Easily adjustable to really customize the right size for you or the man in your life!


14 sts and 25 rows = 4" in Seed St.
18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Cable Panels.
Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished chest: 421/2 (46, 491/2, 53, 561/2, 60, 63)" [108 (117, 125.5, 134.5, 143.5, 152.5, 160) cm] chest circumference. Shown in size 53" [134.5 cm)]
  • SIZES S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X) Sample shown in size XL.


  • Yarn: Tahki Yarns, "Donegal Tweed Homespun" (100% Pure New Wool; 183 yds, 3.5 oz/100g) Color: C 983; 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) hanks
  • Needles: Size US 8 (5 mm): Straight, or size needed to obtain gauge. Size US 7 (4.5 mm): Straight and 16" circular.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Tahki Yarns,


C 983

About Designer

About Designer

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Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She's creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011). You've seen her designs in Knit Simple, Interweave ...

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