Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Cable and Rib Cardigan

This stitch pattern is a slight variation on one I found in one of my stitch books. I love the way the purl ridges intersect with the cables and ribs without interrupting their flow. The ridges are used again in the collar and button bands to pull all the elements together. The collar frames the deep v-neck beautifully. The pattern offers a choice of a cropped (as shown) or standard length. This cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom to the armholes, then the fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up, then sewn in. The collar is worked separately, then sewn to the neck edge.

The cable pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Cable knitting, increasing and decreasing

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

Finished Measurements: 32.75 (36.75, 39.5, 43, 47.5, 51.5, 55.5, 59, 63, 67.5)” bust, buttoned; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Bulky weight wool:

Shorter Length: 745 (795, 870, 920) (1005, 1045, 1145) (1205, 1305, 1335) yards

Longer Length: 795 (865, 940, 1000) (1095, 1145, 1250) (1320, 1425, 1460) yards

Model knit in Two.Two by Classic Elite Yarns (100% Highland wool, 50g hank = 55 yards): Color #1592

Needles and Notions: One size 11 (8 mm) circular needle, 40″ long, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one pair size 10 (6 mm) knitting needles; stitch holders, stitch marker, cable needle (cn); .75″ buttons (5 for shorter length, 6 for longer length)

Gauge: In Cable and Rib pattern, using larger needle, 16 sts and 16 rows = 4″/10cm

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