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Home : Patterns : Cabled Women's Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Cabled Women's Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60646AD
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 14 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Chest 38 (42, 46, 48, 54) in. (96.5 (106.5, 117, 122, 137) cm)
Finished Length 29 1/2 (30, 30 1/2, 31, 31 1/2) in. (75 (76, 77.5, 78.5, 80) cm)


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Wool-Ease®

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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
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  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black
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$ 37.52 9, 10, 11, 12 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Cabled Women's Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

2/3 RC (2 over 3 right cross) Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then p2 from cable needle.
3/2 LC (3 over 2 left cross) Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p2, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

 

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

 

Cable Panel (worked over 26 sts)
Row 1 (RS):
P3, k3, p4, k6, p4, k3, p3.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: K3, p3, k4, p6, k4, p3, k3.
Row 3: P3, k3, p4, 3/3 LC, p4, k3, p3.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: P3, 3/2 LC, p2, k6, p2, 2/3 RC, p3.
Row 8: K5, p3, k2, p6, k2, p3, k5.
Row 9: P5, 3/2 LC, 3/3 LC, 2/3 RC, p5.
Row 10: K7, p12, k7.
Row 11: P7, (3/3 RC) twice, p7.
Row 12: Rep Row 10.
Row 13: P5, 2/3 RC, 3/3 LC, 3/2 LC, p5.
Row 14: Rep Row 8.
Row 15: P3, 2/3 RC, p2, k6, p2, 3/2 LC, p3.
Row 16: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-16 for Cable Panel.


BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 95 (101, 109, 117, 125) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm), ending with a WS row, inc 19 (21, 23, 23, 23) sts evenly across last row - 114 (122, 132, 140, 148) sts.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P8 (12, 17, 21, 25), *k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts; rep from * twice more, k5, p8 (12, 17, 21, 25).
Row 2: K8 (12, 17, 21, 25), *p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts; rep from * twice more, p5, k8 (12, 17, 21, 25).
Continue in pattern as established until piece measures 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Maintaining pattern as established, bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each edge every other row 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) times more - 100 (104, 110, 112, 116) sts.
Continue until armhole measures 9 1/2 (10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in. (24 (25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulders and Neck
Next Row:
Bind off 10 (11, 12, 12, 12) sts, work until there are 24 (25, 26, 27, 28) sts on right-hand needle for right shoulder, join a second ball of yarn and bind off center 32 (32, 34, 34, 36) sts for neck, work remaining stitches for left shoulder.
Next Row: Working both shoulders at the same time, bind off 10 (11, 12, 12, 12) sts for left shoulder, work to last 2 sts, dec 1 st for neck, working on right shoulder sts, dec 1 st for neck, work remaining sts for right shoulder.
Continue to bind off 10 (11, 12, 12, 12) sts at each shoulder edge once, then 11 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts once.
AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge twice more.


LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 47 (51, 53, 57, 63) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm), ending with a WS row, inc 6 (6, 8, 8, 8) sts evenly across last row - 53 (57, 61, 65, 71) sts.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P8 (12, 17, 21, 25), k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, k5, p9 (9, 8, 8, 10).
Row 2: K9 (9, 8, 8, 10), p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, p5, k8 (12, 17, 21, 25).
Continue to work in pattern as established until piece measures 8 rows less than Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.
Shape Front Neck
Working in pattern as established, dec 1 st at end of RS rows (neck edge) every 4th row 12 (12, 12, 12, 15) times, then every 6th row 3 times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures same length as Back to armhole, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, work to last 2 sts, knit 2 sts together.
Continue to work neck decreases as established, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) times - 31 (33, 35, 36, 37) sts.
Continue to work until piece measures same length as Back to shoulder, end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder
Bind off 10 (11, 12, 12, 12) sts at beg of RS rows twice, then 11 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts once.

 

RIGHT FRONT
Work k1, p1 Rib as for Left Front.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P9 (9, 8, 8, 10), k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, k5, p8 (12, 17, 21, 25).
Row 2: K8 (12, 17, 21, 25), p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, p5, k9 (9, 8, 8, 10).
Continue in pattern as established and work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.


SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 41 (41, 43, 43, 45) sts.
Work k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm), inc 11 sts evenly across last row - 52 (52, 54, 54, 56) sts.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P8 (8, 9, 9, 10), k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, k5, p8 (8, 9, 9, 10).
Row 2: K8 (8, 9, 9, 10), p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, p5, k8 (8, 9, 9, 10).
Work in pattern as established, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each edge every 6th row 14 (15, 15, 16, 16) times, working new sts in Reverse St st - 80 (82, 84, 86, 88) sts.
Continue until Sleeve measures 17 (17, 18, 18, 18) in. (43 (43, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Cap
Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each edge every other row 7 (8, 10, 12, 14) times, then every row 25 (25, 23, 21, 19) times. Bind off remaining 12 (12, 12, 14, 14) sts.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Button and Buttonhole Band
With smaller needles, cast on 9 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, (p1, k1) 3 times, k1.
Row 2: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1.
Rep last 2 rows until band (when slightly stretched) measures same as Left Front to beg of front neck shaping, sewing in place as you work. Mark position on band for 6 buttons with top button 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) below beg of neck shaping, bottom button 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) above cast-on edge, remaining 4 buttons spaced evenly between. Continue to work band to fit around neck and down Right Front, sewing in place as you work and making buttonholes to correspond to markers as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K2, p1, bind off 2 sts, k1, p1, k2.
Row 2: Work as established, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.
Bind off. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew on buttons.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 14 reviews)
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Reviewed by jambo1214 on 2014-01-01 *****
I love this sweater. I made it in gray. Pattern fits perfectly.


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