Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Cabled Cardigan

I had a request for a cabled cardigan with a crewneck, with no more specifics. So I played with a lot of cable patterns until I found the pair used in the body of this piece, which I think complement each other well. I wanted “built-in” button bands, and a long bottom and sleeve rib, so back to the stitch pattern books I went to find just the right cables, and I’m thrilled with the results!

This cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom to the armholes (with the front bands worked at the same time), 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 picked up and worked from the neck edge.

The cable and waffle patterns are presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Experienced

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

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

Finished Measurements: 29 (32.25, 35.25, 40.5) (44, 47.75, 52.25) (57.5, 61.25, 65, 67.75)” bust, buttoned; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight wool: 1420 (1515, 1650, 1880) (1985, 2110, 2270) (2500, 2610, 2770, 2910) yards.

Needles and Notions: One pair size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32” long or longer; cable needle (cn); stitch markers; stitch holders; 7 (7, 7, 7) (7, 7, 7) (7, 8, 8) 7/8” buttons.

Gauges: In Cable Pattern from Cable C, 34 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm; in Waffle Pattern, 22 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm.

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