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#262 Big Cable Cardigan PDF Knitting Pattern

  • big cable cardigan pdf knitting pattern
  • big cable cardigan pdf knitting pattern
  • big cable cardigan pdf knitting pattern
  • big cable cardigan pdf knitting pattern
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Product Description

A BIG cable motif is all that's needed to make this attention-getting cardigan uniquely fabulous and fun to knit! The big cable design is used as a wide motif on the back. On the fronts and sleeves, it's equally impactful as a single cable panel.

This cardigan is knit from the bottom up in pieces. Shoulders are shaped for a nice fit that balances out the cardigan's roomy width. Cozy shawl collar is picked up and ribbed with short row shaping to achieve its nice shape. Sleeves are picked up and knit down to the cuffs, so length can be easily adjusted.

Pockets are knit in, with only a bit of a ribbed border interfering with the lovely lines of the big cable.

The cable designs are both charted and written. In the sample, two yarns are held together throughout. One is a sport-weight alpaca, the other is a worsted-weight brushed alpaca silk. Together they knit up quickly as an aran-weight yarn on size 10 ½ needles.

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Errata fixed 9/29/20: p. 8, RIGHT FRONT after Ribbed Border: Next Row should begin with K5 (10, 13, 15), etc. If you purchase after 9/29/20, you have the updated pdf already.

Finished Knit Bust Measurements: 45 ½ (49 ½, 57 ½, 61 ½)" [115.5 (125.5, 146, 156) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S/M, L, 1X/2X) to fit Bust sizes 28-30 (32-38, 40-42, 44-50)" [71-76 (81.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-127) cm]. IMPORTANT NOTE: The cardigan, knit in the alpaca and silk yarn combination (as shown) grows in length when worn. Worn length is ~27 ¾ (29 ¼, 29 ¼, 30 ½)" [70.5 (74.5, 74.5, 77.5) cm]. If you choose to use a yarn that does not have a tendency to stretch when worn, then the flat measurements (on last page of the patt) will be more accurate for the length when worn. Please keep this in mind when choosing a size/yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate 2

Yarn Used: 
Held together throughout: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Mix (100% Alpaca; 1.76 oz/50g [182 yds/166 m] per ball): 7 (7, 8, 9) balls in Color #2020 Light Camel Mix AND Garnstudio DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk (77% Alpaca/23% Silk; .88 oz/25g [153 yds/140 m] per ball): 8 (9, 10, 11) balls in #4 Light Beige. 

Pattern Gauge:
28 sts = 6" [15 cm] and 36 rows = 7 ½" [19 cm] in Wider Cable patt or Single Cable Panel, blocked and measured flat; 12 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 36 rows = 7 ½" [19 cm] in Rev St st, blocked. 
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
An aran-weight yarn in a wool/alpaca blend (a sport-weight, the Alpaca Mix, and a worsted-weight yarn, the Brushed Alpaca Silk, were held together throughout for the sample).

Approximate Total Yardage Required: 1130 (1280, 1385, 1545) yds [1033 (1170, 1266, 1413) m] for a single-strand substitute; per yarn, if using 2 strands. Yarn labels suggested gauges: Alpaca Mix suggested gauge is 23 sts = 4" [10 cm] on size 3–4 [3.25-3.5 mm] needles. Brushed Alpaca Silk suggested gauge is 17 sts = 4" [10 cm] on size 8 [5 mm] needles.

Some suggested yarns to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE. NOTE: 40" [100 cm] circular needle recommended for knitting Front Band/Collar.

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