Intertwining cables and uncomplicated texture combine beautifully to create a cozy, wearable cardigan. Finished with a classic shawl collar, this sweater will become a wardrobe staple - bundle up for an autumn walk or a quiet Sunday at home.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 36¾ (40¼, 44½, 48¾, 52, 55¼)" with collar bands overlapping. Intended to be worn with 2-4" of ease.
Length - 24¼ (24¾, 25¼, 26, 26½, 27)".
YARN: 1275 (1400, 1530, 1720, 1835, 1970) yds worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Shown in Seven Sisters Arts "Tellus" (100% ecowash organic merino; 200yds/4oz).
7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins. Sample shown in Logwood Saxon Blue Light.
NEEDLES: U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) 32" (80cm) circular needle.
Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.
OTHER: Cable needle, waste yarn or spare needle in same size, stitch holder, removable stitch markers, tapestry needle.
GAUGE: Dot Stitch - 19 sts/28 rows = 4", blocked.
Cable and Garter Rib - 24 sts/26 rows = 3¾" wide x 3¾" high, lightly blocked
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Techniques include long tail cast on, cable cast on, ribbed bind off, m1 increases, decreases, cables, short rows, and picking up stitches.
CONSTRUCTION: Stitches are cast on for the upper back which is worked down to the armholes. The fronts are picked up from the shoulder seams, worked to the armholes, and then joined to the back to work the body to the hem, with additional stitches cast on for the underarms. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes, worked flat to the cuffs, and seamed. Stitches are picked up for the ribbed collar which is shaped with short rows.