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Free Knitting Pattern: Family of Cabled Sweaters

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Pattern #: 50328
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: Child 4, Child 7-8, Child 13-14, XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Chest

22½ (27½, 33, 37½, 43, 46, 49½, 53, 56½)" [57 (70, 84, 95.5, 109, 117, 125.5, 134.5, 143.5) cm]

Length

14 (15¼, 21½, 24¾, 25½, 27¾, 28¾, 29¾, 30¼)" [35.5 (38.5, 54.5, 63, 65, 70.5, 73, 75.5, 77) 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.

PUBLISHED IN:  Cast On, Creative Knitting, Knit It!, knit.1, Knitters, Learn to Knit Digest, Vogue Knitting, Woman's Day
CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

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Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-133 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Pumpkin
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Family of Cabled Sweaters

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

GAUGE:

9 sts + 12 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles.
6 sts = 2½" [6.5 cm] over Chart A or Chart C on larger needles.
9 sts = 2¾" [7 cm] over Chart B on 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:

Chart A (multiple of 6 sts)
Row 1 (RS)  RC, p3.
Rows 2-4 K 3, p3.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Chart A.

Chart B (multiple of 9 sts)
Row 1
(RS) 3/3LC, k3.
Rows 2, 4, and 6 Purl.
Rows 3 and 7 Knit.
Row 5 K 3, 3/3RC.
Row 8 Purl.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for Chart B.

Chart C (multiple of 6 sts)
Row 1 (RS) P3,  LC.
Rows 2-4 P3, k3.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Chart C.

SPECIAL TERMS:

RC (1 over 2 right cross)
Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k 1, k 2 from cable needle.

LC
(1 over 2 left cross)  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, k 2, k 1 from cable needle.

3/3RC
 (3 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k 3, k 3 from cable needle.

3/3LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k 3, k 3 from cable needle. 

NOTES:

Work all increases and decreases 1 st in from edge, unless otherwise noted.



SWEATER
BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 27 (33, 39, 45, 51, 57, 57, 63, 69) sts. Work in K3, P3 Rib for 3 (3, 5, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 11) rows, ending with a WS row, and inc 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 0, 4, 2, 0) sts on last row – 29 (35, 41, 47, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69) sts. Change to larger needles.

Set-Up Body Patterns (RS)

Beg with Row 1 of charts, work 4 (7, 10, 7, 10, 6, 8, 10, 12) sts in Reverse St st (p on RS, k on WS), pm; 6 sts of Chart A 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times, pm; 9 sts of Chart B, pm; 6 sts of Chart C 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times, pm; remaining 4 (7, 10, 7, 10, 6, 8, 10, 12) sts in Reverse St st.

Continue in pattern as established until piece measures 8 (8½, 12, 14, 14¾, 15¾, 16¾, 17, 17½)" [20.5 (21.5, 30.5, 35.5, 37.5, 40, 42.5, 43, 44.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan Armholes

Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 25 (31, 37, 41, 47, 51, 53, 57, 59) sts.

Dec Row (RS)

K 2, ssk, work in pattern to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.

(Work all WS rows as k 1, p 2, work in pattern to last 3 sts, p 2, k 1.)

Work Dec Row every other row a total of 6 (9, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15, 16, 18) times, then every 4th row 1 (0, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0) times – 11 (13, 15, 15, 19, 19, 21, 23, 23) sts remain. Work even until armhole measures 6 (6¾, 9½, 10¾, 10¾, 12, 12, 12¾, 12 ¾)" [15 (17, 24, 27.5, 27.5, 30.5, 30.5, 32.5, 32.5) cm]. Bind off all sts.

FRONT

Work as for Back until armhole measures 1½ (1½, 1½, 2½, 2½, 2½, 2½, 2½, 2½)" [4 (4, 4, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm] less than Back armhole, ending with a WS row. Mark center 5 (5, 7, 7, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13) sts for front neck. Continue to shape armhole as for Back and, AT SAME TIME, work in pattern to center marked sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 5 (5, 7, 7, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13) sts for front neck, work in pattern to end.

Shape Front Neck

Working both sides at same time, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once, then 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) sts at each neck edge once. Continue to shape armhole until no sts remain.

SLEEVES

With smaller needles, cast on 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 23, 27, 27, 27) sts.

Set-Up Ribbing

P 0 (1, 2, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0); work in K3, P3 Rib across row, ending p 0 (1, 2, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0). Work in rib as established for 3 (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 11) rows, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles, and inc 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1) st at each end – 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 23, 27, 27, 29) sts.

Set-Up Body Patterns (RS)

Beg with Row 1 of chart, work 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10) sts in Reverse St st, pm; 9 sts of Chart B, pm; remaining 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10) sts in Reverse St st. Continue in pattern as established, inc 1 st at each end every other row 4 (5, 3, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2) times, then every 4th row 0 (0, 4, 11, 9, 12, 12, 12, 12) times, then every 6th row 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0) working all new sts in Reverse St st – 23 (27, 33, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 57) sts. Work even in pattern until piece measures 10½ (11½, 14½, 17½, 18½, 19½, 20, 20, 21½)" [26.5 (29, 37, 44.5, 47, 49.5, 51, 51, 54.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan Armhole

Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 19 (23, 29, 37, 39, 43, 43, 45, 47) sts.

Dec Row (RS) K 2, ssk, work in pattern to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.

(Work all WS rows as k 1, p 2, work in pattern to last 3 sts, p 2, k 1.)

Work Dec Row every other row a total of 6 (9, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15, 16, 18) times, then every 4th row 1 (0, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0) times – 5 (5, 7, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts remain. Work even until armhole measures 6 (6¾, 9½, 10¾, 10¾, 12, 12, 12¾, 12 ¾)" [15 (17, 24, 27.5, 27.5, 30.5, 30.5, 32.5, 32.5) cm]. Bind off all sts.

NECKBAND

Sew Sleeves to Body along raglan shaping. With smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 36 (36, 42, 48, 54, 54, 60, 66, 66) sts evenly spaced around neck. Place marker and join for working in the round. Work in K3, P3 Rib for 1½ (1½, 2, 2½, 2½, 2½, 2 ½, 2½, 2½)" [4 (4, 5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm]. Change to larger circular needles and continue in pattern as established for 2 (2, 2½, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3)" [5 (5, 6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5) cm]. Bind off all sts in pattern.

FINISHING

Sew side and Sleeve seams. Turn back neck for turtleneck. 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
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
Pm = place marker RS = right side
ssk = slip, slip, knit St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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Family of Cabled Sweaters Reviewed by Kathleen Quinn on 2014-07-29 ***
Began this sweater a week or so ago,and pulled it out twice after doing 16 rows of the pattern. The large center cable looked right but the ones on either side did not. I am not exactly a beginning knitter but I don't have experience with cable knitting so couldn't figure out why it didn't look right. A friend pointed out that in Charts A and C you should follow the pattern as written for the RS rows, and do the opposite for the WS rows. In other words, except for your cable row you should knit the knits and purl the purls. This explains why it looked like seed stitch when I did it! Hoping the rest of the project goes smoothly, so I can bump this pattern up to 4 or 5 stars.


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