Notes Flattering a-line shaping and split side hem offer a modern silhouette to a classic sweater. This sweater pattern offers two additional cable motifs which can be substituted for the cables shown in the sample. Knitters can also substitute the center purl section of the sample sweater with two additional texture patterns. Worked from the top-down using Elizabeth Doherty’s method, this sweater offers the ease of knitting in the round and the flattering fit of set in sleeves. The pattern also offers the education for knitters to supplement cable motifs of their choosing by following a few basic gauge rules.
Finished Measurements 33¾ (35½, 37½, 39¼, 41¼, 43, 46, 47¾, 49¾)” / 85.5 [90, 95, 100, 104.5, 109.5, 116.5, 121.5, 126] cm bust circumference; shown in size 35½” / 95 cm with 2” / 5 cm positive ease. Piece is intended to be worn with 2-4” / 5 - 10 cm of positive ease
Yarn Stone Wool Cormo (100% Wyoming/Cormo wool; approx 200yd [182m]/100g) 6 [6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9] skeins in Scoured White colorway
Needles US 7 [4.5 mm] 32” / 80 cm circular needle for rib trim US 7 [4.5 mm] 16” / 80 cm circular needle for rib trim on neckband US 8 [5.0 mm] 32” / 80 cm circular needle for for main body One set of US 7 [4.5 mm] DPNs for sleeve rib trim (or one large circular, if using Magic Loop Method) for small circumference knitting One set of US 8 [5.0 mm] DPNs for sleeve stockinette (or one large circular, if using Magic Loop Method) for small circumference knitting or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Cable needle Locking removable stitch markers Tapestry needle Waste yarn Gauge Center Pattern A, B, and C: 17 stitches and 26 rows/rnds = 4” / 10 cm with US 8 needles after blocking. Cable Chart A, B, and C: 21 stitches and 27 rows/rnds = 3” / 7.5 cm wide by 4” / 10 cm tall on US 8 needles after blocking. Sample shown in Center Pattern A and Cable Chart A.
Sample shown in Center Pattern A and Cable Chart A.
Knitters can substitute their own patterns for Center Pattern and Cable Chart, so long as gauge is identical. Because shoulder shaping short rows occur within the purl stitches of Cable Chart A, B, and C, knitters may find it easiest to substitute cables which follow a [p1, 4 stitch cable, p1, 9 stitch cable, p1, 4 stitch cable, p1] rule.
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