Clementine Cloudy Cables Cardigan

Knit bottom up and in the round, this cardigan gets its cloudy appearance from knitting with double-stranded yarn. Complete with bobble accents and big blue buttons, this luxurious cowl is perfect for an overcast day.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust size 41.25 (46.5, 50, 53.5, 57.25)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

10” positive ease recommended.

Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st with yarns held together.

Material

Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed DK (50% Wool, 25% Viscose, 25% Alpaca; 191 yards [175 meters]/50 grams): #191 Granite (6 (8, 9, 10, 10) balls)

Lace weight yarnRowan Kidsilk Haze (70 Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk; 230 yards [210 meters]/25 grams): #664 Steel (6 (6, 9, 10, 10) balls)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 32” and 16” circular, DPNs; US size 8 (5.0 mm), 32” and 16” circular, DPNs.

Notions: Markers, removable markers, stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, five 1” buttons.

Abbreviations

1/4 RPC: Place 1 st on cn, hold to back, k4 from left needle, p1 from cn.

4/1 LPC: Place 4 sts on cn, hold to front, p1 from left needle, k4 from cn.

3/3 RPC: Place 3 sts on cn, hold to back, k3 from left needle, k3 from cn.

3/3 LPC: Place 3 sts on cn, hold to front, k3 from left needle, k3 from cn.

4/4 RC:

Pattern

With smaller needles and yarns held double, CO 212 (236, 260, 276, 292) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, k3, [p4, k4, p4, k4 (6, 3, 4, 5)] to last 16 sts, p4, k4, p4, k3, p1.

Work in est patt for 1.5”, ending with a RS row.

Next Row (WS): P1, k3, [p4, k4, p4, k2 (3, 1, 2, 2), M1, k2 (3, 2, 2, 3)] to last 16 sts, p4, k4, p4, k3, p1. (224 (248, 276, 292, 308) sts)

Place marker 54 (58, 66, 69, 72) sts and 68 (76, 82, 87, 92) sts from each end.

Next Row and all RS rows: K1, p3, [Work Centering Cable, p5 (7, 4, 5, 6), Work Left Crossing Cable, p5 (7, 4, 5, 6)] 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) times, work Centering Cable, [p5 (7, 4, 5, 6), work Right Crossing Cable, p5 (7, 4, 5, 6), work Centering Cable] 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) times, p3, k1.

Next Row and all WS rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.

Work in patt as established until piece meas 15.5 (15.75, 16, 16.25, 16.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Next Row (Dec): K1, dec 1, work in pattern until last 3 sts, dec 1, k1.

Cont in patt, while working decrease row every 2 rows 27 (32, 24, 26, 29) more times, then every 4 rows 6 (4, 9, 9, 8) times, AT THE SAME TIME until piece meas 21 (21.5, 22, 22.5, 23)”, ending on a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to 3 sts after first marker, BO to 3 sts before next marker, work in patt to 3 sts after 3rd marker, BO to 3 sts before next marker.

Place Back and Right Front sts on holder.

Left Front

Cont in patt for 6.75 (7.25, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75)” while decreasing 1 st armhole edge every other row 3 times, and continuing neck decreases, ending at neck edge. (20 (21, 36, 33, 34) sts)

Next Row: Work 15 (15, 27, 24, 25) sts in patt, W&T.

Next Row: Work in patt.

Next Row: Work 10 (10, 18, 16, 16) sts in patt, W&T.

Next Row: Work in patt.

Next Row: Work 5 (5, 9, 8, 8) sts in patt, W&T.

Next Row: Work in patt.

Work 1 row, hiding wraps. Place sts on holder.

Right Front

Place Right Front sts on holder.

With WS facing, attach yarn and work as for Left Front.

Back

With WS facing, place Back sts on needles.

Cont in patt for 6.75 (7.25, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75)” while decreasing 1 st armhole edge every other row 3 times. (88 (96, 112, 118, 124) sts)

Rows 1-2: Work to last 5 (5, 9, 8, 8) sts, W&T.

Rows 3-4: Work to last 10 (10, 18, 16, 16) sts, W&T.

Rows 5-6: Work to last 15 (15, 27, 24, 25) sts, W&T.

Rows 7-8: Work in patt, hiding wraps.

Using 3 needle BO method, attach Fronts to Back.

Sleeves (make 2)

With smaller needles, CO 40 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts. Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist work.

Rnd 1: P0 (0, 2, 2, 2), k2 (2, 4, 4, 4), p4, k4, p4 (6, 3, 4, 5), k4, p4, k4, p4 (6, 3, 4, 5), k4, p4, k2 (2, 4, 4, 4), p0 (0, 2, 2, 2).

Rep last rnd until piece meas 1.5”.

Switch to larger needles.

Next Rnd: P0 (0, 2, 2, 2), k2 (2, 4, 4, 4), p4, k4, p2 (3, 2, 2, 3), M1P, p2 (3, 1, 2, 2), k4, p4, k4, p2 (3, 2, 2, 3), M1P, p2 (3, 1, 2, 2), k4, p4, k2 (2, 4, 4, 4), p0 (0, 2, 2, 2). (42 (46, 48, 50, 52) sts)

Next Rnd: P0 (0, 2, 2, 2), k2 (2, 4, 4, 4), p4, k4, p5 (7, 4, 5, 6), work Centering Cable, p5 (7, 4, 5, 6), k4, p4, k2 (2, 4, 4, 4), p0 (0, 2, 2, 2). (42 (46, 48, 50, 52) sts)

Work in patt until piece meas 18 (18.5, 19, 19.5, 20)” while increasing 1 st at each end every 4 (4, 2, 2, 2) rows 26 (18, 10, 24, 27) times, then every 0 (6, 4, 4, 4) rows 0 (8, 26, 20, 19) times, and working new sts into patt, ending with an even numbered cable row. (94 (98, 120, 138, 144) sts)

Next Rnd: Work in patt to last 4 (6, 5, 6, 7) sts, BO 14 (18, 16, 18, 20) sts. (86 (80, 104, 120, 124) sts)

Switch to working back and forth. Continue in patt while decreasing 1 st each end every row 30 (27, 39, 45, 46) times. (26 (26, 26, 30, 32) sts)

BO 6 (6, 6, 8, 9) sts 2 times.

BO final 14 sts.

Button Band

Place neck sts on needles.

Sizes Small (1X) only

With RS facing and smaller needles, PU 144 (150) sts along Right Front, p1 (3) from neck sts, (k4, p4, k4, p2, p2tog, p1) 2 times, k4, p4, k4, p1 (3), PU 144 (150) along Left Front. 334 (350) sts)

Size M only

With RS facing and smaller needles, PU 143 sts along Right Front, p2 from neck sts, (k4, p4, k4, p2tog 3 times, p1) 2 times, k4, p4, k4, p2, PU 143 along Left Front. (334 sts)

Size L Only

With RS facing and smaller needles, PU 151 sts along Right Front, p3 from neck sts, (k4, p4, k4, p4) 2 times, k4, p4, k4, p3, PU 151 along Left Front. (350 sts)

Size 2X Only

With RS facing and smaller needles, PU 149 sts along Right Front, p4 from neck sts, (k4, p4, k4, p2tog, p2, p2tog) 2 times, k4, p4, k4, p4, PU 149 along Left Front. (350 sts)

All Sizes

Next Row (WS): K1, (p4, k4) to last 5 sts, p4, k1.

Work in patt for 3 more rows.

Place markers evenly on the right side between the bottom and beginning of neck edge decreases.

Next Row (WS): (Work in patt to 2 sts before marker, BO 5 sts) 5 times, work in patt to end of row.

Next Row: (Work in patt to BO sts, CO 5 sts) 5 times, work in patt to end of row.

Next Row (RS): P1, (k4, p4) to last 5 sts, k4, p1.

Work in patt for 3 more rows.

BO in patt.

Finishing

Set in Sleeves.

Block to schematic measurements.

Weave in ends.

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