Fuchsia Frost Mock-Cable Sweater

Radiating with the bold and invigorating hue of vibrant pink, this sweater is a statement piece that exudes confidence and flair. This exquisite pattern is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, featuring an enchanting all-over mock-cable and eyelet pattern that adds depth and texture to its design. Whether you’re dressing up for a special occasion or adding a pop of color to your everyday ensemble, this sweater is sure to be a cherished addition to your winter attire.

Time: 40 Hours pattern

Skill level: Easy

Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”, finished bust 36.5 (40.75, 44.75, 48.75, 52.75)”, with 4.75″ ease.

Shown in size 36″

Gauge: 20 sts and 25 rows with needles US size 7 (4.5mm) = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern, after wet blocking


Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade 220, worsted weight (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 220 yds [200 m]/ 100 g): # 9469 Hot Pink 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins

Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles; US size 6 (4mm) 16″ circular needles.

Notions: tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Mock Cable pattern (16-st rep):

Work following Chart A for Back and Front, starting and ending as indicated for your size.

Work following Chart B for Sleeves, starting and ending as indicated for your size.

Always repeat rows 1- 48.

Sloped BO

To prevent “stair steps” from forming between subsequent BO rows, use the sloped BO method as following: On the first BO row, bind off as usual to define the initial part of the slope. Work the next row to the last st, but do not work the last st. Turn work so that the unworked st becomes the first st on the RH needle. Sl the first st on the LH needle pwise, then BO the unworked st by lifting it over the sl st and off the needle.

Pattern notes

The back, fronts, and sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up and sewn together.

During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work each decrease with its corresponding yarn over, work remaining stitches in St st or reverse St st instead, to keep patt correct.



With larger needles, CO 95 (105, 115, 125, 137) sts and work in 1×1rib, until piece measures 2.5″.

Set patt:

Beg and ending as indicated for your size, work in Mock Cable patt following Chart A.

Continue in patt as established until piece measures 23.25 (23.25, 23.25, 23.25, 23.50)” finishing with a WS.

Shape shoulders & neck

Note: Read ahead, as neck shaping happens AT THE SAME TIME as shoulder shaping.

BO 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at the beginning of next 6 (4, 10, 10, 10) rows, then BO 5 (6, 0, 0, 0) sts at the beginning of next 4 (6, 0, 0, 0) rows and AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 0.40″ from beg of shoulder shaping (2 rows of shoulder shaping have been worked), BO central 29 (31, 35, 35, 37) sts for neck and work each side separately, binding off on neck side every 2nd row as follows: 3 sts once, 2 sts once.


Work as for Back, until piece measures 20.50 (20.50, 20.50, 20.50, 20.75)” finishing with a WS Row.

Shape neck:

Note: shoulder shaping beg before neck shaping ends; read the foll sections all the way through before proceeding.

BO central 19 (21, 23, 23, 25) sts for neck and work each side separately, binding off on neck side every 2nd row as follows: 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) times.

At the same time, when piece measures 23.25 (23.25, 23.25, 23.25, 23.50)” from CO, shape shoulders as for back.


Work both the same.

With larger needles, CO 47 (51, 51, 51, 55) sts and work in 1×1rib, until piece measures 2.50″.

Set patt:

Beg and ending as indicated for your size, work in Mock Cable patt following Chart B, inc 1 st at each edge as following:

On every following 8th (6th, 6th, 4th, 4th) row 4 (12, 8, 20, 16) times, then at each edge of every following 6th (4th, 4th, 0th, 2nd) row 8 (2, 8, 0, 7) times. 71  (79, 83, 91, 101) sts

Work even for 6 rows, or until piece measures 13.50 (13.50, 13.50, 13.50, 13.25)”,

Shape cup:

BO 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at the beg of next 12 (6, 4, 20, 12) rows, then 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at the beg of following 10 (16, 18, 2, 10) rows. BO rem 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) sts.


Block all pieces to finished measurements. With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle, sew shoulders.


With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 102 (106, 114, 114, 118) sts along neck and work 8 rounds in 1×1rib. Bo all sts in rib.

Sew sleeves into armholes, matching the center of the sleeve cup to the shoulder seam and the edges 7.50 (8.25, 8.75, 9.50, 10.50)” from the shoulder seam.

Sew underarm and side seams.

Weave in ends.

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  • Louise W.

    is it possible to display a diagram/chart of how the shape of the shoulders and neck looks after the bind offs? I struggle a little at interpreting the instructions and am a very visual person Thanks
    Louise W

    • Nicola P.

      Hello! Charts are available to logged-in Gold Members. Once you are logged in, you will see a blue button at the bottom of the pattern page where you will click and save the chart to you computer or device. – Nicola, Editor

  • Hi Sandra,
    For Size 40, you start with the first st of Chart A (work only once), then repeat 7 times the 16-sts rep (marked in red) and finish the last 3 sts of Chart (work only once): 1 + (16*7 = 112) = 3 = 115 sts
    The charts show only the right side rows. On the wrong side rows, you work sts as they appear. Therefore, on Row 10, you must knit the knit sts, purl the purl sts, purl the k2tog of previous row and also purl all the yos.
    Note: For the yos that are marked with grey in chart, you must knit them on the wrong side.

  • Sandra W.

    On chart A – Size 40, Row 10, what do I do with the K2 together stitch? That will decrease 7 stitches over the row. Am I reading the instructions right…YO on the right side and purl the YO on the wrong side? A little clarification please. Thanks, Sandy

  • Sandra W.

    To start Chart A, are the first and last stitches done only once, and the stitches marked in red to be repeated one right after the other?


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