Knitted flat from the top down, this Aran Cardigan features deeply sculptured cables, saddle shoulders, and square armholes. The cabled
buttonhole-band includes lovely buttonholes. The neckband, cuffs, and bottom skirt feature snake cables as well. Most wrong side rows are worked by knitting the knits and purling the purls. All the motifs in this design are two stitch wide cables. Be sure to view my blog post on sewing buttons on knitted fabric for a professional finish! Charts, photographs, and schematic are included.
I designed this pattern in loving memory of my sister Lisa Suzanne.
20 sts/ 26 rows = 4 inches/ 10 cm over Chart G patt with larger needle.
24-st Chart D Cable = 3.5 inches/ 9 cm wide with larger needle.
24 sts/ 26 rows = 3.5 inches/ 9 cm over Chart I, P2 Rib with larger needle.
220 yards of Worsted weight
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Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.