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Working Cables Cardigan


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  • Cables|Short Rows

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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, cables, short rows (wrap and turn), dec, slip stitch, ch, sc GAUGE 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"

Supplies Needed

  • 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

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Dawn Brocco
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