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Home : Patterns : Cabled Cashmere Sweater
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Cabled Cashmere Sweater

Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern #: 80117AD
A cashmere sweater is essential for any wardrobe. This cabled version with seed stitch detail adds a bit of flair to the traditional sweater.
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:
S (M, L, 1X, 2X/3X)
Finished Chest 36 (38, 42, 47, 54) in. (91.5 (96.5, 106.5, 119.5, 137) cm)
Finished Length 22 (22 1/2, 23 1/2, 24 1/2, 25 1/2) in. 56 (57, 59.5, 62, 65) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 2, 2008)


FRONT
Cast on 56 (60, 68, 76, 88) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm).
Setup Row (WS): P14 (16, 20, 24, 30), place marker, k2, p2, k2, p16, k2, p2, k2, place marker, p14 (16, 20, 24, 30).
Row 1: Work Row 1 of in Moss st over next 14 (16, 20, 24, 30) sts, slip marker, p2, RT, p2, k4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, k4, p2, RT, p2, slip marker, work Row 1 in Moss st to end of row.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Work Row 2 of in Moss st to first marker, slip marker, k the k sts and p the p sts as they appear to marker, slip marker, work Row 2 of in Moss st to end of row.
Row 3: Work Row 3 of in Moss st to first marker, slip marker, p2, RT, p2, k2, 2/2 RC, k4, 2/2 LC, k2, p2, RT, p2, slip marker, work Row 3 of in Moss st to end of row.
Row 5: Work Row 1 of in Moss st to first marker, slip marker, p2, RT, p2, 2/2 RC, k8, 2/2 LC, p2, RT, p2, slip marker, work Row 1 of in Moss st to end of row.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.

The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Color (A)
Lion® Cashmere Blend

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Lion® Cashmere Blend
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lion® Cashmere Blend (Article #270). 72% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere; package size: 1.50oz/40.00 gr. (84yds/71m) pull skeins

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•  270-149 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Charcoal (DISCONTINUED)
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$ 179.82 20, 22, 26, 28 
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Additional Materials
Circular needle size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) long
 

Cabled Cashmere Sweater

Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend

GAUGE:

14 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Moss st with 2 strands held together. 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:

RT (right twist) Skip one stitch leaving it on the left needle, knit the next stitch without slipping it off the needle, knit the skipped stitch, slip both sts off the left needle.
2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib
Row 1 (RS):
*K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

Moss Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Rows 1 and 2:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rows 3 and 4: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Moss st.

NOTES:

1) The body of the Sweater is knit in one piece, beginning at lower edge of front, casting on for sleeves, continuing over the shoulders, and ending at lower edge of back.
2) Sweater is knit with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.


FRONT
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 56 (60, 68, 76, 88) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm).
Setup Row (WS): P14 (16, 20, 24, 30), place marker, k2, p2, k2, p16, k2, p2, k2, place marker, p14 (16, 20, 24, 30).
Row 1: Work in Moss st over next 14 (16, 20, 24, 30) sts, slip marker, p2, RT, p2, k4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, k4, p2, RT, p2, slip marker, work in Moss st to end of row.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Work in Moss st to first marker, slip marker, k the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear to marker, slip marker, work in Moss st to end of row.
Row 3: Work in Moss st to first marker, slip marker, p2, RT, p2, k2, 2/2 RC, k4, 2/2 LC, k2, p2, RT, p2, slip marker, work in Moss st to end of row.
Row 5: Work in Moss st to first marker, slip marker, p2, RT, p2, 2/2 RC, k8, 2/2 LC, p2, RT, p2, slip marker, work in Moss st to end of row.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-6 until piece measures 12 1/2 in. (32 cm) from beg. Continue as established and AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each edge every other row 4 times-64 (68, 76, 84, 96) sts, end with a WS row.

Shape Sleeves
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 20 sts-84 (88, 96, 104, 116) sts.
Row 1: Work in Moss st across 20 cast-on sts, work in patterns as established to end of row, cast on 20 sts-104 (108, 116, 124, 136) sts.
Row 2: Work in Moss stitch across 20 cast-on sts, work in patterns as established to end.
Work even in established patterns for 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 6 1/2, 7) in. (14 (15, 16.5, 16.5, 18) cm) above cast-on edge of sleeve, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work in patterns as established across 42 (44, 47, 51, 56) sts, join 2 more strands of yarn and bind off next 20 (20, 22, 22, 24) sts, work in patterns as established to end.
Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, continue in patterns as established, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times-38 (40, 43, 47, 52) sts remain on each side. Work even until piece measures 7 1/2 (8, 9, 10, 11) in. (19 (20.5, 23, 25.5, 28) cm) above cast-on edge of sleeve, end with a WS row.
Joining Row (RS): Work as established across 38 (40, 43, 47, 52) sts, with 2 strands of yarn, cast on 26 (26, 28, 28, 30) sts, finish row-102 (106, 114, 122, 134) sts.
Work even in Moss st only until piece measures 15 (16, 18, 20, 22) in. (38 (40.5, 45.5, 51, 56) cm) above cast-on edge of sleeve, end with a WS row.

Shape Sleeves
Bind off 20 sts at beg of next 2 rows-62 (66, 74, 82, 94) sts, then dec 1 st each edge of every RS row 4 times-54 (58, 66, 74, 86). sts. Continue even in Moss st only until piece measures 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) from sleeve bound-off edge.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 5 in. (12.5 cm). Bind off in Rib.

FINISHING
Sleeve Rib

With RS facing and 2 strands of yarn held tog, pick up and k 52 (56, 64, 68, 72) sts evenly spaced along sleeve edge.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 7 rows. Bind off in Rib. Rep rib on opposite sleeve edge.
Collar
With RS facing and circular needle, beg at right corner of back neck, with 2 strands of yarn held tog, pick up and k 26 (26, 28, 28, 30) sts across back neck, 12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts along left side of neck, 20 (20, 22, 22, 24) sts across front neck, and 12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts along right side of neck-70 (70, 78, 78, 86) sts.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until collar measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm). Bind off loosely.

Sew side and sleeve seams, including sleeve rib. Weave in ends.


 
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)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Downloadable Pattern: Cabled Cashmere Sweater Reviewed by Lisa on 2009-08-19 ****
I love this sweater! I will try it with the wool-ease chunky yarn since it is the same guage as the double strand of cashmere that the pattern was written for. I hope it turns out well!


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