Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Cable and Ladder Vest

This long vest is a great piece to throw on over jeans or dress pants for extra warmth or extra style. It’s worked in one piece to the armholes and the shoulders are joined using 3-Needle Bind-Off – no seams to sew! If you prefer more room in the hips, consider working a portion of the body using a needle one or two sizes larger than required to meet gauge – specific suggestions are included in the instructions.

This vest is worked in one piece from the bottom to the armholes, then the fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders.

The cable pattern is presented in written format only.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Cable knitting, Cable Cast-On, 3-Needle Bind-Off, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 28.25 (33.5, 38.75, 44.25, 49.5, 54.75, 60.25, 65.5, 70.75)” bust, buttoned

Materials: Worsted weight wool: 1075 (1235, 1400, 1555, 1740, 1915, 2095, 2320, 2510) yards. Model knit in Greenland by Cascade Yarns (100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams = 137 yards): color# 3536 Sapphire Heather.

Needles and Notions: One size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 29″ long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 16″ long; cable needle; stitch holders; three 1 1/4″ buttons.

Gauge: In Cable and Ladder Pattern, 21 stitches and 27 rows = 4″/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO SAVE TIME, CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

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