Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

V-Cable Turtleneck

When I was a child, my mother had a gorgeous yellow sweater which I just loved. My design, which first appeared in Cast On magazine’s Fall, 2003 issue, is based on what I remember of her sweater. The Rice Stitch is one of my favorites, and it provides a nice backdrop for the movement of the cable. The pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together. The cables above the front, back, and sleeve ribbing are worked first, then stitches are picked up from one side edge of the cable band and worked down. Once the ribbing is complete, stitches are picked up from the opposite edge of the cable band and worked up.

The cable band pattern is presented in both written and charted formats. The front cable neck detail is presented in charted format only.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

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

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

Finished Measurements: 32.5 (36.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52.5, 56.5, 60.5, 64.5)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight llama/wool blend: 1005 (1090, 1205, 1300, 1445) (1530, 1655, 1740, 1870) yards

Model knit in Montera by Classic Elite Yarns (50% llama, 50% wool, 100g hank = 127 yds): Color #3845.

Needles and Notions: One pair size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 8 (5 mm) circular needle, 16” long; cable needle, stitch markers

Gauge: In Rice Stitch, 20 sts and 23 rows = 4”/10cm

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