Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Twisted Cable and Diamond Turtleneck

I loved the look of this cable and diamond pattern when I first saw it. I reworked it a bit so that it would grow naturally from the twisted cable ribbing. It’s an easy pattern to work, and it doesn’t require a cable needle. Knit it in a soft yarn for a lot of drape, or a stiffer yarn for more body.

This pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together.

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


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Cable knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches,

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

Finished Measurements: 29.5 (34.5, 39, 44, 48.5, 53, 58, 63, 67.5)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 2″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight alpaca: 1090 (1210, 1340, 1445, 1590) (1680, 1835, 1955, 2125) yards

Model knit in Inca Alpaca by Classic Elite Yarns (100% alpaca, 50 g hank = 109 yards): Color #1131

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, 16” long

Gauges: In Twisted Cable Rib, 28 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm; in Twisted Cable and Diamond pattern, 27 sts and 27 rows = 4”/10 cm

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