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Home : Patterns : Cable Accent Pullover
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Cable Accent Pullover

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca - LB Collection® Silk Mohair - LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern #: L0282AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE:
S (M/L, 1X/2X)
Finished Bust 36 (44, 52) in. (91.5 (112, 132) cm)
Finished Length 25 (26, 27) in. (63.5 (66, 71) 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 beg.

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Color (A)
LB Collection® Baby Alpaca

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LB Collection® Silk Mohair

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LB Collection® Silk Mohair

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LB Collection® Superwash Merino

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LB Collection® Superwash Merino

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LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Ivory Aqua Coral Sky Denim Midnight Blue Dahlia Cherry
Cayenne Hemp Mahogany Grass Hunter Persimmon Peony Wild Berry
Eggplant Wisteria Purple Charcoal Night Sky Citron Dijon Spring Leaf
Teal Acid Green
LB Collection® Baby Alpaca
Natural Tan Fawn Heather Auburn Silver Grey Heather Black
LB Collection® Silk Mohair
Wisp Azure Sunset Iris Midnight Sunbeam
*LB Collection Baby Alpaca (Article #488). 100% Baby Alpaca; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (146yds/133m) pull skeins
*LB Collection Silk Mohair (Article #484). 70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk; package size: 0.88oz/25.00 gr. (231yds/212m) pull skeins
*LB Collection Superwash Merino (Article #486). 100% Superwash Merino Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (306yds/280m) pull skeins

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•  488-124 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Tan
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•  488-125 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Fawn Heather
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$ 23.96 6, 7 
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•  488-126 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Auburn
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$ 17.97 4, 5 
Note: (C)
•  488-152 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Silver Grey Heather
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$ 11.98 3, 4 
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•  484-100 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Wisp
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$ 23.97 4, 5 
Note: (E)
•  484-133 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunset
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$ 7.99 2, 2 
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•  486-170 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Dijon
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$ 8.99 2, 2 
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•  486-127 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Mahogany
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Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
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Cable Accent Pullover

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca - LB Collection® Silk Mohair - LB Collection® Superwash Merino

GAUGE:

9 sts + 13 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rows (k on RS, p on WS) with one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog.

Gauge Note: Your gauge will vary throughout the project as you add and subtract strands.
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:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. The Body is worked in one piece in the round from lower edge up to armholes, then sts are divided for Front and Back. Front and Back are worked back and forth in rows on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.
2. Pullover is worked with multiple yarns held tog. The design is meant to encourage creativity - feel free to work a few sts more with your favorite yarn before changing to the next color.
3. When changing colors or yarns in the middle of a row leave long yarn tails to weave in later.
4. Where markers are placed, slip markers on every round or row.
5. Read through instructions carefully before beginning, noting that some sections of the instructions are divided by size.

BODY
With one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog, cast on 90 (110, 130) sts.
Place a marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-12: Knit.
Note: Beg in the next rnd, decreases will be worked to make the side shaping.
Rnd 13 (Decrease Set-Up Rnd): K1, k2tog, k42 (52, 62), place a marker (pm), k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd - 88 (108, 128) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 14: Knit.
Join one strand of F. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, F and H held tog.
Rnds 15-18: Knit.
Cut F.
Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog.
Rnd 19 (Decrease Rnd): K1, k2tog, knit to marker, sm, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd - 86 (106, 126) sts at the end of this rnd.
Note: In next 2 rnds you will knit with one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog. One strand of F will be added for partial rnds.
Rnd 20: With one strand each of A, B, C, E and H, k30 (37, 44); join one strand of F and k8; drop but do not cut F; with rem strands, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 21: With one strand each of A, B, C, E and H, k38 (47, 56); pick up the strand of F, k to end of rnd.
Cut F. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog.
Rnds 22-24: Knit.
Rnd 25: Rep Rnd 19 (Decrease Rnd) - 84 (104, 124) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 26-28: Knit.
Cut C.
Join one strand of D.
Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E and H held tog.
Rnds 29 and 30: Knit.
Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 19 (Decrease Rnd) - 82 (102, 122) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 32-35: Knit.
Join one strand of G.
Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, G and H held tog.
Rnds 36: Knit.
Rnd 37: Rep Rnd 19 (Decrease Rnd) - 80 (100, 120) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 38-41: Knit.
Rnd 42 (Cable Rnd): K7 (9, 11), sl next 8 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, k8, k8 from cable needle, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 43: Rep Rnd 19 (Decrease Rnd) - 78 (98, 118) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 44-48 (46, 46): Knit.

Sizes M/L (1X/2X) Only
Rnd 47:
Rep Rnd 19 (Decrease Rnd) - 96 (116) sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut D. Join one strand of C. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, G and H held tog.
Rnds 48-50: Knit.
Rnds 51-54: Rep Rnds 47-50 - 94 (114) sts rem.

All Sizes
Cut D. Join one strand of C. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, G and H held tog.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last rnd until piece measures about 17 in. (43 cm) from beg.

Divide for Front and Back
*K35 (41, 49) sts, bind off 4 (6, 8) sts for armhole; rep from * once more. Place last 35 (41, 49) sts onto a st holder for Back.
You will now work back and forth in rows on circular needle, as if working on straight needles. Work over rem 35 (41, 49) sts only for Front.
Shape Armhole
Cut G. Join one strand of F. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, F and H held tog.
Beg with a RS row, work in St st worked back and forth in rows (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 (4, 2) rows.
Note: Fewer rows for the larger size is correct.
Decrease Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 33 (39, 47) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st (without increasing or decreasing) for 2 rows.
Cut C. Join one strand of D. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, F and H held tog.
Work in St st for 3 (1, 1) row(s).
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 31 (37, 45) sts at the end of this row.

Sizes M/L Only:
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 35 sts.
Size 1X/2X Only: Work in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 43 sts.
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 41 sts.

All Sizes
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Cut F. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E and H held tog.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6 (7, 8) in. (15 (18, 20.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row:
K9 (10, 12), bind off 13 (15, 17) sts, k9 (10, 12).
Continue on last 9 (10, 12) sts to shape first shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): P to last 2 sts, p2tog - 8 (9, 11) sts rem for shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): K2tog, k to end of row.
Sl rem 7 (8, 10) sts to a holder for first shoulder.
Rejoin yarn to 9 (10, 12) rem sts (at neck edge) to shape second shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): P2tog, p to end of row - 8 (9, 11) sts rem for shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): K to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Sl rem 7 (8, 10) sts to a holder for second shoulder.

Back
For Back, you will work back and forth in rows on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.
Sl the 35 (41, 49) back sts from holder back onto needle, ready to work a WS row. Join one strand each of A, B, C, E, F and H held tog.
Shape Armhole
Beg with a WS row, work in St st worked back and forth in rows for 3 (3, 1) row(s).
Decrease Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 33 (39, 47) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st (without increasing or decreasing) for 2 rows.
Cut C. Join one strand of D. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, F and H held tog.
Work in St st for 3 (1, 1) row(s).
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 31 (37, 45) sts.

Sizes M/L Only:
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 35 sts.

Size 1X/2X Only:
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 43 sts.
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 41 sts.

All Sizes
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Cut F.
Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E and H held tog.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 7 (8, 9) in. (18 (20.5, 23) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row:
K9 (10, 12), bind off 13 (15, 17) sts, k9 (10, 12).
Continue on last 9 (10, 12) sts to shape first shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): P to last 2 sts, p2tog - 8 (9, 11) sts rem for shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): K2tog, k to end of row.
Sl rem 7 (8, 10) sts to a holder for first shoulder.
Rejoin yarn to 9 (10, 12) rem sts (at neck edge) to shape second shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): P2tog, p to end of row - 8 (9, 11) sts rem for shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row): K to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Do not place rem 7 (8, 10) sts on a holder.
Seam Shoulders with 3-Needle Bind Off
Notes: Shoulders of Back and Front are joined by working a 3-needle bind off. Seam is meant to show on RS.
Sl sts of one Front shoulder - the shoulder that matches the Back shoulder still on your needle - back to empty end of needle. With shoulders wrong sides tog, hold in both ends of needle in one hand. With a spare needle, knit tog 1 st from each shoulder, *knit tog 1 st from each shoulder, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off, repeat from * across until all sts of first shoulder have been joined. Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure. Rep to join 2nd shoulder.

RIGHT SLEEVE
For Sleeve, you will work back and forth in rows on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.
With one strand each of A, B, D, E, G and H held tog, cast on 20 (22, 24) sts.
Beg with a RS row (knit), work in St st for 10 rows.
Join one strand of F. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, F, G and H held tog.
Rows 11 and 12: Work in St st for 2 rows.
Row 13 (Increase Row): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, K1 - 22 (24, 26) sts at the end of this row.
Row 14: Purl.
Cut F. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, G and H held tog.
Rows 15-24 (22, 20): Work in St st for 10 (8, 6) rows.
Cut G. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E and H held tog.
Row 25 (23, 21): Rep Row 13 (Increase Row) - 24 (26, 28) sts.
Rows 26 (24, 22)-34 (30, 26): Work in St st for 9 (7, 5) rows.
Row 35 (31, 27): Rep Increase Row - 26 (28, 30) sts.
Rows 36 (32, 28)-44 (38, 32): Work in St st for 9 (7, 5) rows.
Join one strand of F. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, F and H held tog.
Rows 45 (39, 33) and 46 (40, 34): Work in St st for 2 rows.
Row 47 (41, 35): Rep Increase Row - 28 (30, 32) sts.
Rows 48 (42, 36)-52 (46, 40): Work in St st for 5 rows.
Join one strand of G. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, F, G and H held tog.
Row 53 (47, 41): Rep Increase Row - 30 (32, 34) sts.
Rows 54 (48, 42)-58 (50, 44): Work in St st for 5 (3, 3) rows.

Sizes M/L (1X/2X) Only  Rows 51 (45)-54 (52): Rep last 4 rows 1 (2) more times - 34 (38) sts when all repeats have been completed.

All Sizes
Cut F. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, G and H held tog.

Shape Sleeve Cap
Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 26 (28, 30) sts when all bind offs complete.
Cut D. Work with one strand each of A, B, E, G and H held tog.
Work in St st for 2 rows.
Row 5 (Decrease Row): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 24 (26, 28) sts.
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row: Rep Row 5 (Decrease Row) - 22 (24, 26) sts.
Join one strand of F.
Work with one strand each of A, B, E, F, G and H held tog.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 20 (22, 24) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 10 sts rem.
Bind off.

LEFT SLEEVE
Note:
Shaping for Left Sleeve is the same as for Right Sleeve, but colors are different.
For Sleeve, you will work back and forth in rows on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.
With one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog, cast on 20 (22, 24) sts.
Beg with a RS row (knit), work in St st for 4 rows.
Join one strand of F. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, F and H held tog.
Rows 5-12: Work in St st for 8 rows.
Row 13 (Increase Row): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, K1 - 22 (24, 26) sts at the end of this row.
Row 14: Purl.
Cut F.
Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog.
Rows 15-18 (16, 16): Work in St st for 4 (2, 2) rows.
Join one strand of G. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, G and H held tog.
Rows 19 (17, 17)-24 (22, 20): Work in St st for 6 (6, 4) rows.
Row 25 (23, 21): Rep Row 13 (Increase Row) - 24 (26, 28) sts.
Rows 26 (24, 22)-34 (30, 26): Work in St st for 9 (7, 5) rows.
Row 35 (31, 27): Rep Increase Row - 26 (28, 30) sts.
Rows 36 (32, 28)-44 (38, 32): Work in St st for 9 (7, 5) rows.
Join one strand of F. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, F, G and H held tog.
Rows 45 (39, 33) and 46 (40, 34): Work in St st for 2 rows.
Row 47 (41, 35): Rep Increase Row - 28 (30, 32) sts.
Rows 48 (42, 36)-52 (46, 40): Work in St st for 5 rows.
Cut G. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E, F and H held tog.
Row 53 (47, 41): Rep Increase Row - 30 (32, 34) sts.
Rows 54 (48, 42)-56 (50, 44): Work in St st for 3 rows.
Cut F. Work with one strand each of A, B, C, E and H held tog.

Size S Only
Rows 57 and 58:
Work in St st for 2 rows.

Sizes M/L Only
Row 51:
Rep Increase Row - 34 (36) sts.
Rows 52-54: Work in St st for 3 rows.
Size 1X/2X Only Row 45: Rep Increase Row - 34 (36) sts.
Rows 46-48: Work in St st for 3 rows.
Rows 49-52: Rep last 4 rows once more - 38 sts when all repeats complete.

All Sizes
Shape Sleeve Cap

Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 26 (28, 30) sts remain.
Cut C. Join one strand of D. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E and H held tog.
Work in St st for 2 rows.
Row 5 (Decrease Row): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 24 (26, 28) sts.
Work in St st for 2 rows.
Join one strand of G. Work with one strand each of A, B, D, E, G and H held tog.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Rep Row 5 (Decrease Row) - 22 (24, 26) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 20 (22, 24) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 10 sts rem.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Neck Edging

With RS facing and one strand each of A, B, D and H held tog; use crochet hook to join yarn with sl st to neck at shoulder seam.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work single crochet evenly spaced around neck edge; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Note: Right and left armholes and Sleeves refer to the sides of the Pullover as it is being worn.
Sew Sleeve seams.
Sew in Sleeves, making sure to sew Right Sleeve into right armhole and Left Sleeve into left armhole.
Sew underarms closed.
If desired, work edging as for neck around lower edge of each Sleeve.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Cable Accent Pullover Reviewed by deb knobelman on 2011-04-06 ****
great looking, but the price! maybe use diff. yarn? two strands of a multicolor heavier yarn might yield similar results.


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