Let's play connect the cables!
Here's how: Begin the sweater at the lower edge with a series of scallops. Connect them together with a twist, a cable twist, that is. Once the cables are in place, alternate their twists while you keep them moving up the sweater to the top of the collar. There's a hint of waist shaping to add along the way! As a final nod to those pretty scallops, finish off the collar with an I-cord binding.
This scallop technique is a little unusual, so the PDF project instructions include step by step photos to help you out. The instructions also include the easiest method of working short turn rows that I know of (but of course, you are encouraged to use your favorite short row method). And for us visual knitters, pattern charts are also included for reference.
22 sts and 28 rows = 4inches (10cm) with 4 1/2mm (US size 7) knitting needles in stockinette stitch.
Please note: Rowan Kid Classic is designated by Rowan Yarns to be an aran weight yarn. However, Rowan also produces patterns for this yarn using a DK gauge of 22 sts and 28 rows using 4 1/2mm (US size 7) needles, and this is the gauge used on this pattern.
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