Cable Sweater

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Cable Sweater

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The detailed cabling on this challenging sweater is a delight to show off when finished.

Size

Extra-Small/Small
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
37 ins [94 cm]
Medium
36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
42½ ins [108 cm]
Large
40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
44 ins [112 cm]
Extra-Large
44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
50 ins [127 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large
48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
57½ ins [146 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large
56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
67 ins [170.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $13.99

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Size:

  • Extra-Small/Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra-Large
  • 2/3 Extra-Large
  • 4/5 Extra-Large
To fit bust measurement
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Finshed bust
37 ins [94 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 9/5.5mm
$4.35

Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
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Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
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The materials for this project cost $13.99

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C5B= Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then slip purl stitch from cable needle back to left hand needle and purl it. K2 from cable needle.

C5F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K3 from cable needle.

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

K2togtbl = Knit 2 stitches together through back loops.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

M1P = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

T4B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then P1 from cable needle.

T4F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K3 from cable needle.

T5B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1, K2 from cable needle.

T5F = Slip next 3 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K3 from cable needle.

T6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then P3 from cable needle.

T6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. P3, then K3 from cable needle.

Tw4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P2 from cable needle.

Tw4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K2 from cable needle.

Tw5B = Slip next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then (K1. P1) from cable needle.

Tw5F = Slip next 3 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. (P1. K1), then K3 from cable needle.

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Medium 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
Finshed bust
Extra-Small/Small 37 ins [94 cm]
Medium 42½ ins [108 cm]
Large 44 ins [112 cm]
Extra-Large 50 ins [127 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 57½ ins [146 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 67 ins [170.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Super Value
SizesExtra-Small/SmallMediumLargeExtra-Large2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-Large 
Main Color (MC)
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334444
Sizes 5 mm (U.S. 8) and 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Cable needle. 2 st holders.

GAUGE

17 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Panel Pat A (worked over 50 sts) (see chart).
1st row: (RS). P10. K6. P6. C6F. P6. K6. P10.
2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P10. K6. P5. C4B. C4F. P5. K6. P10.
5th row: P10. C6B. P4. C4B. K2. C4F. P4. C6F. P10.
7th row: P7. C6B. C6F. C4B. K4. C4F. C6B. C6F. P7.
9th row: P7. K10. T5B. K6. T5F. K10. P7.
11th row: P7. K8. TW5B. P2. C6B. P2. TW5F. K8. P7.
13th row: P7. K6. C5B. K1. P3. K6. P3. K1. C5F. K6. P7.
15th row: P7. K3. C6F. K3. P3. K6. P3. K3. C6B. K3. P7.
17th row: P7. K1. C5B. K6. P3. C6B. P3. K6. C5F. K1. P7.
19th row: P6. C5B. K8. P3. K6. P3. K8. C5F. P6.
21st row: P4. C5B. K10. P3. K6. P3. K10. C5F. P4.
23rd row: P3. T4B. T6F. T6B. P3. C6B. P3. T6F. T6B. T4F. P3.
25th row: P2. T4B. P4. C6B. P6. K6. P6. C6F. P4. T4F. P2.
27th row: P1. T4B. P5. (K6. P6) twice. K6. P5. T4F. P1.
29th row: P1. K3. P6. K6. P6. C6B. P6. K6. P6. K3. P1.
31st row: P1. T4F. P5. (K6. P6) twice. K6. P5. T4B. P1.
33rd row: P2. T4F. P4. C6B. P6. K6. P6. C6F. P4. T4B. P2.
35th row: P3. T4F. C6B. C6F. P3. C6B. P3. C6B. C6F. T4B. P3.
37th row: P4. T5F. K10. P3. K6. P3. K10. T5B. P4.
39th row: P6. TW5F. K8. P3. K6. P3. K8. TW5B. P6.
41st row: P7. K1. C5F. K6. P3. C6B. P3. K6. C5B. K1. P7.
43rd row: P7. K3. C6B. K3. P3. K6. P3. K3. C6F. K3. P7.
45th row: P7. K6. C5F. K1. P3. K6. P3. K1. C5B. K6. P7.
47th row: P7. K8. C5F. P2. C6B. P2. C5B. K8. P7.
49th row: P7. K10. C5F. K6. C5B. K10. P7.
51st row: P7. T6F. T6B. T4F. K4. T4B. T6F. T6B. P7.
53rd row: P10. C6F. P4. T4F. K2. T4B. P4. C6B. P10.
55th row: P10. K6. P5. T4F. T4B. P5. K6. P10.
56th row: As 2nd row.
These 56 rows form Panel Pat A.
Panel Pat B (worked over 11 sts).
1st row: (RS). P1. TW4F. P2. K4.
2nd row: P4. K2. P2. K3.
3rd row: P3. C4F. TW4F.
4th row: P2. K2. P4. K3.
5th row: P1. TW4B. TW4F. K2.
6th row: P4. K4. P2. K1.
7th row: P1. K2. P4. C4F.
8th row: As 6th row.
These 8 rows form Panel Pat B.
Panel Pat C (worked over 11 sts).
1st row: (RS). K4. P2. TW4B. P1.
2nd row: K3. P2. K2. P4.
3rd row: TW4B. C4B. P3.
4th row: K3. P4. K2. P2.
5th row: K2. TW4B. TW4F. P1.
6th row: K1. P2. K4. P4.
7th row: C4B. P4. K2. P1.
8th row: As 6th row.
These 8 rows form Panel Pat C.
Back
**With smaller needles, cast on 74 (86-90-102-118-138) sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 5 (8-9-12-16-21) times. (K3. P2) 3 times. (K4. P6) twice. K4. (P2. K3) 3 times. (P1. K1) 5 (8-9-12-16-21) times.
2nd row: (P1. K1) 5 (8-9-12-16-21) times. (P3. K2) 3 times. (P4. K6) twice. P4. (K2. P3) 3 times. (K1. P1) 5 (8-9-12-16-21) times.
Rep last 2 rows 9 times more, then 1st row once.
Next row: (WS). (P1. K1) 5 (8-9-12-16-21) times. (P2. M1P. P1. K2) twice. M1. P2. M1P. P1. K1. M1. K1. (P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. K6) twice. P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. (K1. M1) twice. P3. M1. (K2. P1. M1P. P2) twice. (K1. P1) 5 (8-9-12-16-21) times. 90 (102-106-118-134-154) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K9 (15-17-23-31-41). Work 1st row of Panel Pat B. Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. Work 1st row of Panel Pat C. K9 (15-17-23-31-41).
2nd row: P9 (15-17-23-31-41). Work 2nd row of Panel Pat C. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. P9 (15-17-23-31-41).
Panel Pats A, B and C are now in position.
Cont in pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on 6th and following 14th row. 94 (106-110-122-138-158) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 14½ (14½-14½-15½-16½-17½) ins [37 (37-37-39.5-42-44.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (8-8-10-12-16) sts beg of next 2 rows. 84 (90-94-102-114-126) sts.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st each end of needle on next 3 (3-3-5-7-9) rows, then every following alt row 2 (5-5-4-5-7) times. 74 (74-78-84-90-94) sts.**
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 8 (8---9-) ins [20.5 (20.5-21.5-21.5-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 7 (7-8-9-10-11) sts beg next 2 rows, then 8 (8-9-10-11-11) sts beg following 2 rows.
Leave rem 44 (44-44-46-48-50) sts on a st holder.
Front
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5 (5-5-5--) ins [12.5 (12.5-12.5-12.5-14-14) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape neck: 1st row: Pat 20 (20-22-24-26-27) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then following alt row once. 15 (15-17-19-21-22) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 8 (8---9-) ins [20.5 (20.5-21.5-21.5-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 (7-8-9-10-11) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 8 (8-9-10-11-11) sts.
With RS of work facing, slip next 34 (34-34-36-38-40) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then following alt row once. 15 (15-17-19-21-22) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 8 (8---9-) ins [20.5 (20.5-21.5-21.5-23-24) cm], ending with a RS row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 (7-8-9-10-11) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 8 (8-9-10-11-11) sts.
Sleeves
With smaller needles, cast on 47 (47-47-51-55-55) sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 6 (6-6-7-8-8) times. K4. P2. K4. P1. K1. P1. K4. P2. K4. (P1. K1) 6 (6-6-7-8-8) times.
2nd row: (P1. K1) 6 (6-6-7-8-8) times. P4. K2. P4. K1. P1. K1. P4. K2. P4. (K1. P1) 6 (6-6-7-8-8) times.
Rep last 2 rows 13 times more.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K11 (11-11-13-15-15). Work 1st row of Panel Pat B. P1. K1. P1. Work 1st row of Panel Pat C. K11 (11-11-13-15-15).
2nd row: P11 (11-11-13-15-15).
Work 2nd row of Panel Pat C. K1. P1. K1. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. P11 (11-11-13-15-15).
Panel Pats B and C are now in position.
Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 8th (6th-6th-4th-2nd-2nd) row to 63 (67-71-63-69-93) sts, then every following 10th (8th-8th-6th-4th-4th) row to 65 (71-77-81-95-105) sts, taking inc sts into stocking st.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 17½ (18-18½-18½-17-16) ins [44.5 (45.5-47-47-43-40.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape top: Cast off 3 (4-4-5-6-8) sts beg next 2 rows. 59 (63-69-71-83-89) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. K2togtbl.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 8 (9-8-9-15-18) times more. 41 (43-51-51-51-51) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. K2togtbl.
Next row: P2togtbl. Pat to last 2 sts. P2tog.
Rep last 2 rows to 9 (9-11-11-13-15) sts. Cast off.
Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Collar: Sew right shoulder seam.
With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 15 (15-15-16-18-18) sts down left front neck edge. Pat 34 (34-34-36-38-40) sts from front st holder. Pick up and knit 15 (15-15-16-18-18) sts up right front neck edge. Pat 44 (44-44-46-48-50) sts from back st holder. 108 (108-108-114-122-126) sts.
1st row: (WS). (K1. P1) 33 (33-33-36-37-37) times. K7 (7-7-6-7-7). P6. K7 (7-7-6-7-7). Place marker on needle. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to marker. P7 (7-7-6-7-7). K6 or C6B. P7 (7-7-6-7-7). **P1. K1. Rep from ** to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for 3 ins [7.5 cm]. Cast off in pat.
Sew left shoulder and collar seam. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.