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Forest Grove, OR

Knitting and crochet designer/teacher and stay-at-home mother to three lovely little girls. Recently relocated to Oregon from the Illinois and enjoying my new life as a West Coaster.

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River Tweed

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : River Tweed
River Tweed
River Tweed
River Tweed

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl, Kfb increases, cable

Pattern Description:

I named the cardigan after the river that meanders past my mother?s hometown in Scotland, on the banks of which my grandfather, many, many years ago, operated a woolen mill.

This top-down, raglan-style cardigan is worked in an allover rib stitch in one piece. At four points around the waist (two at the front, two at the back) the ribs curve into a cable motif, providing gentle, flattering shaping. A rectangular shawl collar is worked separately in an all-over version of the same motif and sewn on.

Cable instructions are both written and charted.


20 sts x 24 rows = 4" over k2, p2 rib, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54)? / 84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5, 137) cm bust.


  • Red Barn Yarns Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair); 190 yds/175 m/100 gr. Color: Summer Night Sky (dark blue). 8 (8, 10, 11, 12, 13 , 14, 14) skeins. US #8 (or size needed to achieve gauge), five #8 US dpns, US #7, US #9.

You Will Also Need:

  • Eight 3/4" buttons; stitch holders; seven stitch markers; tapestry needle; cable needle.