Cabled Cardigan #173
For the skirt, bodice, and sleeves, the cable panels are worked first, then stitches are picked up from the long edge of the panel. The skirt is worked from in the round from the waist down after pick-up, the bodice is worked in the round from the waist up, and the sleeves are worked back and forth. The collar panel is worked separately, then sewn on. If you have broad shoulders or are concerned about pulling a fitted waist over your shoulders, you can leave the seam for the waist panel unsewn to allow more ease when pulling the piece on, then fasten it with hook and eye or snap closures. The cable pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Used: Cable knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4" ease
Materials: Light worsted weight/DK bamboo: 875 (975, 1100, 1200, 1350, 1500, 1625, 1775, 1900, 2025, 2175) yards. Model knit in Atlante by Naturally Yarns (100% bamboo; 50 gram ball = 130 yards): Color# 2111.
Needles and Notions: One size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24” long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one pair size 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles; one pair size 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles; cable needle; stitch markers; stitch holders; 5 hooks and eyes or snaps (optional).
Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 24 stitches and 30 rows = 4"/10 cm using CC and smaller double-pointed needles, blocked.