Working Cables Cardigan

from Dawn Brocco

Working Cables Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Working Cables Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, cables, short rows (wrap and turn), dec, slip stitch, ch, sc

Pattern Description:

This sweater has a fitted silhouette, with just enough ease to fit over a blouse or top.

I wanted it to look equally as good with jeans on the weekend, as it would with a skirt or slacks at work.

I knit it in Peace Fleece worsted weight, which is a 70% American and Russian wool blend with 30% mohair. Peace Fleece comes in wonderful heather shades.

The sleeves are square-inset, for less underarm bulk, yet are easy to work.

Finishing is minimal - the edgings are single crocheted with slip stitch, which do not detract from the cables and creates a clean line.

The back of the neck is shaped with short rows, and the large collar sits away from the neck for stylish comfort.


16 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st and 4.66 sts and 6 rows = 1" (2.5 cm) over cable pattern using size 9 (5.5 mm) ndls, or size to give gauge (1 patt rep of 14 sts is 3" wide).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: S / M / L / XL
  • Finished Chest: 39 / 42 / 45 / 48"
  • Finished Length: 21 / 21.5 / 22.75 / 23.5"


  • Peace Fleece worsted weight, 70% American and Russian wool / 30% mohair, 200 yds / 4 oz hanks: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 hanks Samantha-Katia Pink
  • 16" and 29" US size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles
  • 16" US size 10 (6 mm) ckn
  • Size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable ndl, stitch holders, tapestry ndl, waste yarn, sewing ndl and thread
  • 7 / 7 / 8 / 8, 3/4" gold buttons

About Designer

About Designer

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Dawn Brocco
by dawnbrocco
Dennis Port, Cape Cod
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Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years.

Specializing in updated classics, innovative shaped cable designs, and whimsical, Nature-inspired knits for children and the home.

Dawn Brocco

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