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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and ...

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Lava Rock Cardigan

from Azalea and Rosebud Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lava Rock Cardigan
Lava Rock Cardigan
Lava Rock Cardigan
Lava Rock Cardigan
Lava Rock Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • kitchener stitch
  • twisted stitches (worked through the back loop)
  • RLI & LLI (lifted increases)
  • k2tog & ssk
  • cables
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Zig-zag cable panels add a bit of interest to this sporty zip-front cardigan with raglan sleeves. Lava Rock begins with the sleeves, which are worked to the underarm and put on holders. The body is worked in one piece to the underarm with shaping worked along the sides of the zig-zag panels. Sleeves and body are joined together and worked up to the neck.

A mix of Stockinette stitch and cables highlights the beautiful color variations in Rios, a hand-dyed worsted weight yarn. The resulting fabric is dense and warm, making Lava Rock a cozy cover-up perfect to wear with jeans. It is intended to be worn with 0-2" positive ease. Shown with 0" ease.


17.5 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch, using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46)[48, 50, 52, 54, 56]" Length: 24 (24.25, 24.5, 24.75, 25.5, 25.75)[26, 26.75, 27, 27.25, 27.5]"


  • 1040 (1115, 1185, 1275, 1330, 1420)[1480, 1570, 1625, 1700, 1760] yards worsted weight yarn
  • US #6/4 mm 32" circular needle and set of dpns
  • US #7/4.5 mm 32" circular needle and set of dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • waste yarn
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • 4 safety pins
  • sewing thread, needle & pins
  • separating zipper
  • 2 blocking wires (for sewing in zipper)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios



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