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Cables and Collar Cardigan

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A wide statement collar and hidden buttons make this a clean, beautiful cardigan.

Sizes

M
36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
40" [ 101.5 cm ]
L
40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
46" [ 117 cm ]
XL
44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
48" [ 122 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large
48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
55" [ 139.5 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large
56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
63" [ 160 cm ]
XS/S
28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
37" [ 94 cm ]
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Size:

  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3 Extra-Large
  • 4/5 Extra-Large
  • XS/S
To fit bust measurement
36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
Finished bust
40" [ 101.5 cm ]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Pumpkin, 77605Edit Color
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
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Materials not included in this kit:

5 large snap fasteners. 2 toggles.

The materials for this project cost $65.91

Abbreviations

K = knit

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.

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

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
M 36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
L 40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
XL 44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large 48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large 56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
XS/S 28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Finished bust
M 40" [ 101.5 cm ]
L 46" [ 117 cm ]
XL 48" [ 122 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large 55" [ 139.5 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large 63" [ 160 cm ]
XS/S 37" [ 94 cm ]

MATERIALS

Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
SizesMLXL2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-LargeXS/S 
Main Color (MC)
Pumpkin (77605)
678895
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. 5 large snap fasteners. 2 toggles.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

CABLE PANEL (worked over 24 sts) (see page 5).
1st row: (RS). P2. K3. P4. K6. P4. K3. P2.
2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P2. K3. P4. C6B. P4. K3. P2.
5th row: P2. K3. P3. T4B. T4F. P3. K3. P2.
7th row: P2. T5F. T4B. P2. T4F. T5B. P2.
9th row: P4. C6B. P4. C6F. P4.
11th row: P2. (T5B. T5F) twice. P2.
13th row: As 3rd row.
15th row: P2. (T5F. T5B) twice. P2.
17th row: As 9th row.
19th row: P2. T5B. T4F. P2. T4B. T5F. P2.
21st row: P2. K3. P3. T4F. T4B. P3. K3. P2.
23rd row: As 3rd row.
25th and 27th rows: As 1st row.
28th row: As 2nd row.
These 28 rows form Cable Panel.

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 97 (103-115-121-136-151) sts.
**1st row: (RS). *K2. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: P1. *K2. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of Farrow Rib Pat for 3" [7.5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles.
Next row: (RS). Knit.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: Purl.**
Next row: Purl, inc 9 (11-11-11-12-19) sts evenly across. 106 (114-126-132-148-170) sts.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K8 (12-16-19-26-35). *P1. yo. ssk. Work 1st row Cable Panel. K2tog. yo. P1.* K30 (30-34-34-36-40). Rep from * to * once. K8 (12-16-19-26-35).
2nd row: P8 (12-16-19-26-35). *K1. P2. Work 2nd row Cable Panel. P2. K1.* P30 (30-34-34-36-40). Rep from * to * once. P8 (12-16-19-26-35).
3rd row: K8 (12-16-19-26-35). *P1. K2tog. yo. Work 3rd row Cable Panel. yo. ssk. P1.* K30 (30-34-34-36-40). Rep from * to * once. K8 (12-16-19-26-35).
4th row: As 2nd row.
These 4 rows form pat. Cable Panel is now in position.

Cont in pat, keeping cont of Cable Panel, until work from beg measures 13½ (13½-14-14-14½-14½)" [34.5 (34.5- 35.5-35.5-37-37) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-2-3-3-3) sts beg next 2 rows. 102 (110-122-126-142-164) sts rem.

Sizes L, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (2-14-30) times more, then 1st row once more. (108-80-38) sts rem.
Next row: P3. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.

Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog.
K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl.
P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P3. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows 8 (10-11-14-6) times more. 48 (44-36-36-38) sts rem.

Sizes XS/S and M only: 1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P3. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (4) times more. 34 sts rem.

All sizes: Cast off rem 34 (34-36-36-38-38) sts.

LEFT FRONT
***With smaller needles cast on 46 (49-55-58-67-76) sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back
Next row: Purl, inc 6 (7-7-7-6-8) sts evenly across. 52 (56-62-65-73-84) sts.***

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K8 (12-16-19-25-32). P1. yo. ssk. Work 1st row Cable Panel. K2tog. yo. P1. K14 (14-16-16-18-22).
2nd row: K14 (14-16-16-18-22). K1. P2. Work 2nd row Cable Panel. P2. K1. P8 (12-16-19-25-32).
3rd row: K8 (12-16-19-25-32). P1. K2tog. yo. Work 3rd row Cable Panel. yo. ssk. P1. K14 (14-16-16-18-22).
4th row: As 2nd row.
These 4 rows form pat. Cable Panel is now in position.
Cont in pat, keeping cont of Cable Panel, until work from beg measures 13½ (13½-14-14-14½-14½)" [34.5 (34.5-35.5-35.5-37-37) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape raglan: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-2-3-3-3) sts beg next row. 50 (54-60-62-70-81) sts rem.
Work 1 row even in pat.

Sizes L, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (2-9-10) times more, then 1st row (1-0-0) time more. (53-50-59) sts rem.

Size L only: Next row: Pat to last 3 sts. P3.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows 3 (4-2-4) times more. 38 (39-44-47) sts rem.

Shape neck: 1st row: K2. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows 4 (5-6-6) times more. 13 (9-9-12) sts rem.

Sizes XS/S and M only: 1st row: K2. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (1) time(s) more. 5 sts rem.
Next row: K2. ssk. K1.
Next row: P4.
Next row: K2. ssk.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K1. ssk.
Next row: P2.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

Sizes L and XL only: 1st row: K2. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: K2. ssk. Pat to end of row.
4th row: Pat to last 3 sts. P3. (5-8) sts rem.
5th row: K2. ssk. K(1-3).
6th row: P(0-2). P2togbl. P2.
7th row: K(1-2). ssk. K(0-2).
8th row: P(2-5).

Size L only: 9th row: ssk. Fasten off.

Size XL only: 9th row: K2. ssk. K1.
10th row: P2togtbl. P2.
11th row: K1. ssk.
12th row: P2.
13th row: ssk. Fasten off.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Shape neck:
1st row: K2. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (4-15) times more, then 1st row (1-0) time. (33-11) sts rem.

Size 2/3XL only: Next row: (WS). Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: K2. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows 4 times more. 8 sts rem.
1st row: K2. ssk. K3.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: K2. ssk. K2.
4th row: P5.
5th row: K2. ssk. K1.
6th row: P2togtbl. P2.
7th row: K1. ssk.
8th row: P2.
9th row: ssk. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: K2. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 4 sts rem.

Next row: K2. ssk.
Next row: P2togtbl. P1.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from *** to *** as given for Left Front.
Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K14 (14-16-16-18-22). P1. yo. ssk. Work 1st row Cable Panel. K2tog. yo. P1. K8 (12-16-19-25-32).
2nd row: P8 (12-16-19-25-32). K1. P2. Work 2nd row Cable Panel. P2. K1. K14 (14-16-16-18-22).
3rd row: K14 (14-16-16-18-22). P1. K2tog. yo.
Work 3rd row Cable Panel. yo. ssk. P1. K8 (12-16-19-25-32).
4th row: As 2nd row.
These 4 rows form pat. Cable Panel is now in position.

Cont in pat, keeping cont of Cable Panel, until work from beg measures 13½ (13½-14-14-14½-14½)" [34.5 (34.5-35.5-35.5-37-37) cm], ending on a RS row.

Shape raglan: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-2-3-3-3) sts beg next row. 50 (54-60-62-70-81) sts rem.

Sizes L, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (2-9-10) times more, then 1st row (1-0-0) time more. (53-50-59) sts rem.

Size L only: Next row: P3. Pat to end of row.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: 1st row: (RS).
Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P3. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows 3 (4-2-4) times more. 38 (39-44-47) sts rem.

Shape neck: 1st row: ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P3. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows 4 (5-6-6) times more. 13 (9-9-12) sts rem.

Sizes XS/S and M only: 1st row: ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P3. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (1) time(s) more. 5 sts rem.
Next row: K1. K2tog. K2.
Next row: P4.
Next row: K2tog. K2.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K2tog. K1.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sizes L and XL only: 1st row: ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
4th row: P3. Pat to end of row. (5-8) sts rem.
5th row: K(1-3). K2tog. K2.
6th row: P2. P2tog. P(0-2).
7th row: K(0-2). K2tog. K(1-2).
8th row: P(2-5).

Size L only: 9th row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Size XL only: 9th row: K1. K2tog. K2.
10th row: P2tog. P2.
11th row: K2tog. K1.
12th row: P2.
13th row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Shape neck:
1st row: ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (4-15) times more, then 1st row (1-0) time. (33-11) sts rem.

Size 2/3XL only: Next row: (WS). P3. Pat to end of row.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P3. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows 4 times more. 8 sts rem.
1st row: K3. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: K2. K2tog. K2.
4th row: P5.
5th row: K1. K2tog. K2.
6th row: P2. P2tog.
7th row: K2tog. K1.
8th row: P2.
9th row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 4 sts rem.

Next row: K2tog. K2.
Next row: P1. P2tog.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 64 (64-70-70-70-76) sts.
Work 6" [15 cm] in Farrow Rib pat, as given for Back, ending on a 2nd row. Place markers on each side of ribbing 3" [7.5 cm] up from cast on edge for cuff turn back.

Change to larger needles.
Next row: (RS). Knit.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: Purl, inc 2 (4-4-8-8-8) sts evenly across. 66 (68-74-78-78-84) sts.

Proceed in stocking st for 4 rows.
Inc 1 st each end of next row and every following 6th row 3 times more. 74 (76-82-86-86-92) sts.
Cont even until work from markers (fold back edge) measures 7" [18 cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-2-3-3-3) sts beg next 2 rows. 70 (72-78-80-80-86) sts rem.
1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P3. Purl to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows 4 (3-4-3-3-3) times more. 40 (48-48-56-56-62) sts rem.

1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P3. Purl to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 2 rows 14 (18-17-21-21-23) times more.
Cast off rem 10 (10-12-12-12-14) sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry. Sew raglan seams.

Right Front edging: With RS facing and smaller needles pick up and knit 79 (82-82-85-88-88) sts up right front edge from cast on edge to first neck dec.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 5 rows in Farrow Rib pat as given for Back. Cast off in pat.

Left Front edging: Work as for Right Front edging, picking up sts between first front neck dec and cast on edge.

SLEEVE TABS (make 2).
With smaller needles, cast on 8 sts.
Work 7½" [19 cm] in garter st (knit every row).
Cast off.

COLLAR
With smaller needles, cast on 6 sts.
1st row: (WS). K3. P1. K2.
2nd row: K2. M1. K1. Place marker on last st. M1. K3. 8 sts.
3rd row: Knit to marked st. Purl marked st. Knit to end of row.
4th row: Knit to marked st. M1. Knit marked st. M1. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 14 sts rem.

1st row: (WS). Knit to marked st. Purl marked st. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Knit to marked st. M1. Knit marked st. M1. Knit to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Knit.
Rep last 4 rows 10 times more. 36 sts.
Place marker at each end of last inc row.
Next row: (WS). Knit to marked st. Purl marked st. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 13½ (13½-13½-14½-14½-14½)" [34.5 (34.5-34.5-37-37-37) cm], when slightly stretched, ending with a WS row. Place marker at each end of last row to mark center back.

Cont even until work from center back marker measures same length as first side to last inc marker, ending with a WS row.
1st row: Knit to 2 sts before marked st. ssk. Knit marked st. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Knit to marked st. Purl marked st. Knit to end of row.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows 10 times more. 14 sts rem.

1st row: Knit to 2 sts before marked st. ssk. Knit marked st. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Knit to marked st. Purl marked st. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 6 sts rem. Cast off.

Fold Collar in half lengthwise, noting marked st ‘ridge’ runs along top edge of Collar. Sew long edges of Collar tog. Sew long edge of Collar to neck edge sewing cast on and cast off edges across top edges of Left and Right Front edgings and matching center back marker on Collar to center back neck edge. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Sew Sleeve Tabs in position on WS of center of Sleeve along last row of ribbing. Fold cuff to RS. Sew toggle and sleeve tab in position as shown in picture.
Sew 5 sets of snap fasteners in position on WS of front edgings, evenly spaced. Work ‘X’ st embroidery on RS of Right Front edging above each snap as shown in picture.