Makalu Pattern


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Knitting: Makalu
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cables
  • working in the round
  • short rows
  • k2tog
  • ssk

Pattern Description:

Makalu is a scoop-neck pullover with set-in sleeves. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up, beginning with a cabled rib band. The stitch pattern transitions into a more intricate cabled pattern for the main body. Stitches for the sleeve are picked up around the arm-hole and worked in short rows for the sleeve cap, then worked in the round down to the wrist.

Sample shown in 331/2" on 36" bust with 21/2" of negative ease. Cable stitch patterns are written and charted.


30 Sts and 30 Rounds = 4" square in Cable pattern, unblocked.

26 Sts and 32 Rounds = 4" square in Cable pattern, blocked
(slightly stretched during blocking).

20 Sts and 26 Rounds = 4" square in Stockinette stitch,

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length: 24 (241/2, 25, 251/2, 26, 261/2, 27)
  • Body Circumference: 331/2 (381/2, 43, 46, 491/4, 533/4, 581/2)"


  • Louet Gems Worsted (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
  • US 6 [4 mm] DPNs or desired method to work short circumference
  • US 6 [4 mm] circular needle, length to be determined depending on size of garment

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) " buttons
  • sewing thread and needle
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Louet Gems Worsted


Willow #55

About Designer

About Designer

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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 dyeing.

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