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Helena Cable Cardigan

An ornamental cable in the middle unifies this cardigan like a spine in the back of the body and seed stitch columns and ribbing surround the main cable. The body of the cardigan is knit in pieces and seamed together. This cardigan is intended to be worn with a 2.5” – 6.5” positive ease for comfortable wear.

Time: 1 Month Project or 40 Hours Project

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Bust Size 35.5 (39.5, 44.5, 49.5, 53.5)(58.5, 63.5, 67.5, 72.5)” to fit bust 29–33 (34–37, 38–42, 43–47, 48–51)(52–56, 57–61, 62–65, 66–70)”

Body Length: 27” (68.5 cm)

2.5–6.5” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 49.5”

Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in 2×2 Rib after wet blocking.

14 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Seed Stitch after wet blocking. 

Material

Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Aereo Tweed (38% Merino wool, 25% baby alpaca, 22% nylon, 10% acrylic, 5% viscose; 240 yards [220 meters]/100 grams): #310 Marine (5 (6, 6, 6, 7)(7, 7, 8, 8) skeins)

Needle: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 16”, 24” or longer circular needle to accommodate body stitches, and dpns.

Notions: Markers, stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, eight 1” buttons.

Abbreviations

sm – slip marker

kf&b – knit into the front and back of the same st (1 st increased)

w&t – wrap and turn

Special Stitches

2×2 Rib (flat over a multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 (WS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep Rows 1–2 for the pattern.

2×2 Rib (in the rnd over multiple of 4 sts)

All Rnds: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Seed Stitch (flat over a multiple of 2 sts)

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.

Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1–2 for the pattern.

Seed Stitch (in the rnd over multiple of 2 sts)

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: *P1, k1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1–2 for the pattern.

RC 3/3 – Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn

LC 3/3 – Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn

Ornamental Cable for Back (flat over 34 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, k9, RC 3/3, LC 3/3, k9, p2.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 (WS): K2, p30, k2.

Row 3: P2, k6, RC 3/3, k6, LC 3/3, k6, p2.

Row 5: P2, k3, RC 3/3, k12, LC 3/3, k3, p2.

Row 7: P2, RC 3/3, k18, LC 3/3, p2.

Rep Rows 1–8 for the pattern.

Ornamental Cable for Left Front (work flat over 18 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, k9, RC 3/3, k1.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 (WS): P16, k2.

Row 3: P2, k6, RC 3/3, k4.

Row 5: P2, k3, RC 3/3, k7.

Row 7: P2, RC 3/3, k10.

Rep Rows 1–8 for the pattern.

 

Ornamental Cable for Right Front (work flat over 18 sts)

Row 1 (RS): K1, LC 3/3, k9, p2.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 (WS): K2, p16.

Row 3: K4, LC 3/3, k6, p2.

Row 5: K7, LC 3/3, k3, p2.

Row 7: K10, LC 3/3, p2.

Rep Rows 1–8 for the pattern.

Ornamental Cable for Sleeve (in the rnd over 34 sts)

Rnd 1: P2, k9, RC 3/3, LC 3/3, k9, p2.

Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8: P2, k30, p2.

Rnd 3: P2, k6, RC 3/3, k6, LC 3/3, k6, p2.

Rnd 5: P2, k3, RC 3/3, k12, LC 3/3, k3, p2.

Rnd 7: P2, RC 3/3, k18, LC 3/3, p2.

Rep Rnds 1–8 for the pattern.

Pattern Notes

An ornamental cable in the middle unifies this cardigan like a spine in the back of the body. The seed stitch columns and ribbing surrounds the cable. The body of the cardigan is knit in pieces and seamed together. The large pockets are knit separately and joined with the front pieces. The sleeves are knit in the round from bottom to top. The shawl collar of the cardigan is added by picking up stitches along the edge, using short row technique for the shawl collar. The button holes are created by BO sts one row, and using back loop CO the next row. This cardigan is intended to be worn with a 2.5”–6.5” positive ease for the comfortable wear. The columns of ribbing and seed stitch create visually slimming silhouette. Buttons are sewn on.

To align the transition from 2×2 rib hem to the body pattern, pm at the beginning and end of the middle 34 sts to mark the ornamental cable and 2 sts reverse stockinette edge on each side of the cable during the set up row. The seed stitch columns and rib columns are added to the sides incrementally according to the size.

The ornamental cable is split in half on the front of the cardigan, and includes 1 St st selvedge stitch on each front edge which is not included in the finished measurements. 2.5” button edge is included in the finished measurements.

The pockets are knit first, and joined with the front pieces, by working a 2×2 rib edge for the pocket on the front piece and BO the pocket opening on the front piece, then joining the live stitches from the pockets and continue with the front piece. The sides and bottom of the pockets are sewn to the WS of the front piece after finishing the front.

The sleeves are knit in the round, from the bottom hem, with the ornamental cable positioned in the middle of the sleeves and seed stitch section on the bottom with 2 sts increase per increase rounds to continue the established seed stitch patt.

When working on the shawl collar, pm to mark the short rows shawl collar section.

The cardigan’s length can be easily adjusted to cusom fit by adding or subtracting the 8 rows  (8 rnds) repeat of the pattern. Please be aware that any adjustment to the length will affect the yardage requirement.

Pattern

Pocket (make 2) 

Sizes 35.5 (39.5, 44.5)” Only:

CO 18 sts.

Row 1: K1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1.

Row 2: P1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1.

Sizes 49.5 (53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5, 72.5)” Only:

CO 22 sts.

Row 1: P2, k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, p2.

Row 2: K2, p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k2.

All Sizes:

Rows 3-30: Rep Rows 1- 2.

Row 31: Rep Row 1.

Cut the yarn and transfer the live stitches onto a stitch holder.

Back

Hem:

CO 70 (78, 86, 94, 102)(110, 118, 126, 134) sts.

Rows 1-20: Work in 2 x 2 Rib.

Body:

Size 35.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1. (70 sts: 18 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1.

Size 39.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2. (78 sts: 22 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; p2, k2.

Size 44.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): P1, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k2. (86 sts: 26 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1; p2, k2, p2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p2.

Size 49.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 2 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 2 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1. (94 sts: 30 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 times; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 2 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1.

Size 53.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 2 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 2 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2. (102 sts: 34 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 times; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 2 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; p2, k2.

Size 58.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): P1, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 2 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 2 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k2. (110 sts: 38 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1; p2, k2, p2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 times; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 2 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p2.

Size 63.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 3 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1. (118 sts: 42 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 3 times; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 3 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1.

Size 67.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 3 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2. (126 sts: 46 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 3 times; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 3 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; p2, k2.

Size 72.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): P1, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 3 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k2. (134 sts: 50 side sts outside of 34 center cable sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1; p2, k2, p2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 3 times; sm, k2, p30, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 3 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p2.

All Sizes:

Cont in pattern of seed stitch and ribbing columns as established and beg repeating Rows 1-8 of Ornamental Cable for Back across the center 34 sts between the 2 stitch markers.

Work in established pattern until the back measures 26”.

Shape back neck:

Row 1 (back neck BO): Work 25 (26, 29, 32, 35)(38, 42, 45, 49) sts as established, BO center 20 (26, 28, 30, 32)(34, 34, 36, 36) sts, work last 25 (26, 29, 32, 35)(38, 42, 45, 49) sts as established to end. (25 (26, 29, 32, 35)(38, 42, 45, 49) sts each shoulder)

Shape left shoulder:

Row 2: Work across in pattern.

Row 3 (dec): BO 5 sts, work in pattern to end. (20 (21, 24, 27, 30)(33, 37, 40, 44) sts remain)

Row 4: Work across in pattern.

Row 5 (dec): BO 5 sts, work in pattern to end. (15 (16, 19, 22, 25)(28, 32, 35, 39) sts remain)

BO all sts.

Shape right shoulder:

With same side facing as for Row 2 of left shoulder, reattach yarn to the neck edge after the back neck BO.

Row 2 (dec): BO 5 sts, work in pattern to end. (20 (21, 24, 27, 30)(33, 37, 40, 44) sts remain)

Row 3: Work across in pattern.

Row 4 (dec): BO 5 sts, work in pattern to end. (15 (16, 19, 22, 25)(28, 32, 35, 39) sts remain)

Row 5: Work across in pattern.

BO all sts.

Left Front

Hem:

CO 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)(56, 60, 64, 68) sts,

Rows 1-20: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Body:

Size 35.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (36 sts: 18 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1.

Size 39.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (40 sts: 22 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; p2, k2.

Size 44.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): P1, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1]; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (44 sts: 26 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p2.

Size 49.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 2 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (48 sts: 30 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 2 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1.

Size 53.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 2 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (52 sts: 34 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 2 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; p2, k2.

Size 58.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): P1, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 2 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (56 sts: 38 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 2 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p2.

Size 63.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (60 sts: 42 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 3 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1.

Size 67.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (64 sts: 46 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 3 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; p2, k2.

Size 72.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): P1, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; [p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k16. (68 sts: 50 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P16, k2, sm; [p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2] 3 times; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p2.

All Sizes:

Cont in pattern of seed stitch and ribbing columns as established and beg repeating Rows 1-8 of Ornamental Cable for Left Front across last 18 sts after the stitch marker.

Work for 26 rows in established pattern.

Pocket opening:

Row 27 (RS): Work 0 (4, 8, 12, 16)(20, 24, 28, 32) sts in pattern, (k2, p2) 5 times, work last 16 sts in pattern to end.

Row 28: Work 16 sts in pattern, (k2, p2) 5 times, work in pattern to end.

Rows 29–30: Rep Rows 27-28.

Place the held 18 (18, 18, 22, 22)(22, 22, 22, 22) pocket sts back onto a needle.

With RS facing, place pocket behind the front at the pocket opening.

Row 31: Work 0, (4, 8, 10, 14)(18, 22, 26, 30) front sts in pattern, work tog 1 st of front with 1 st of pocket 2 times, BO next 14 (14, 14, 18, 18)(18, 18, 18, 18) front sts in 2×2 Rib, move the next 14 (14, 14, 18, 18)(18, 18, 18, 18) pocket sts onto the right hand needle, work tog 1 st of front with 1 st of pocket 2 times, work in pattern to end.

Rows 32–99 (99, 99, 99, 98, 97, 97, 96, 96): Work in established pattern.

Shape front neck:

Begin the front edge neck decrease of 1 st per row by either p2tog at the beg of a WS or k2tog the last 2 sts of a RS row.

Cont until 15 (16, 19, 22, 25)(28, 32, 35, 39) shoulder sts rem, then cont even until you have worked equal number of rows as on the back and the front piece measures the same as the back.

BO all sts.

Right Front

Hem:

CO 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)(56, 60, 64, 68) sts,

Rows 1-20: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.

Body:

Size 35.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1. (36 sts: 18 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; sm, k2, p16.

Size 39.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2. (40 sts: 22 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; sm, k2, p16.

Size 44.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k2. (44 sts: 26 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1; p2, k2, p2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; sm, k2, p16.

Size 49.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 2 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1. (48 sts: 30 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 times; sm, k2, p16.

Size 53.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 2 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2. (52 sts: 34 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 times; sm, k2, p16.

Size 58.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 2 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k2. (56 sts: 38 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1; p2, k2, p2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 times; sm, k2, p16.

Size 63.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 3 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1. (60 sts: 42 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 3 times; sm, k2, p16.

Size 67.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 3 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2. (64 sts: 46 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 3 times; sm, k2, p16.

Size 72.5” Only:

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K16, p2, pm for end of cable panel; [k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2] 3 times; k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; p2, k2, p2; k2. (68 sts: 50 side sts outside of 18 cable panel sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1; p2, k2, p2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; [k2, p2, k2; p1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 3 times; sm, k2, p16.

All Sizes:

Cont in pattern of seed stitch and ribbing columns as established and beg repeating Rows 1-8 of Ornamental Cable for Right Front across first 18 sts before the stitch marker.

Pocket opening:

Row 27 (RS): Work 16 sts in pattern, (p2, k2) 5 times, work in pattern to end.

Row 28: Work 0 (4, 8, 12, 16)(20, 24, 28, 32) sts in pattern, (p2, k2) 5 times, work in pattern to end.

Rows 29–30: Rep Rows 27-28.

Place the held 18 (18, 18, 22, 22)(22, 22, 22, 22) pocket sts back onto a needle.

With RS facing, place pocket behind the front at the pocket opening.

Row 31: Work 18 (18, 18, 16, 16)(16, 16, 16, 16) sts in pattern, work tog 1 st of front with 1 st of pocket 2 times, BO next 14 (14, 14, 18, 18)(18, 18, 18, 18) front sts in 2×2 Rib, move the next 14 (14, 14, 18, 18)(18, 18, 18, 18) pocket sts onto the right hand needle, work tog 1 st of front with 1 st of pocket 2 times, work in pattern to end.

Rows 32–99 (99, 99, 99, 98, 97, 97, 96, 96): Work in established pattern.

Shape front neck:

Begin the front edge neck decrease of 1 st per row by either k2tog at the beg of a RS or p2tog the last 2 sts of a WS row.

Cont until 15 (16, 19, 22, 25)(28, 32, 35, 39) shoulder sts remain, then cont even until you have worked equal number of rows as on the back and the front piece measures the same as the back.

BO all sts.

Sleeve (make 2)

Cuffs:

CO 44 (44, 44, 48, 48)(52, 52, 56, 56) sts, pm, and begin working in the rnd.

Rnds 1-20: Work in 2×2 Rib.

Set-up Rnd 1: (P1, k1) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(4, 4, 5, 5) times, k1; pm for beg of cable panel, p2, k30, p2, pm for end of cable panel; k1, (k1, p1) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(4, 4, 5, 5) times.

Set-up Rnd 2: (K1, p1) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(4, 4, 5, 5) times, k1; sm, p2, k30, p2, sm; k1, (p1, k1) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(4, 4, 5, 5) times.

Cont in pattern of seed stitch and a 1 St st edge framing the 34 cable panel sts and beg repeating Rows 1–8 of Ornament Cable for Sleeve across the center 34 sts between the 2 stitch markers.

Inc Rnd: Kf&b, work in pattern to last st, kf&b. (2 sts increased)

For 18” sleeve length:

Rep Inc rnd every 6 (6, 6, 6, 6)(6, 6, 5, 5) rnds, integrating new sts into seed st, until you have 70 (70, 70, 74, 74)(80, 80, 88, 88) sleeve sts.

BO all sts in pattern.

For 20” sleeve length:

Rep Inc rnd every 7 (7, 7, 7, 7)(6, 6, 5, 5) rnds, integrating new sts into seed st,  until you have 70 (70, 70, 74, 74)(80, 80, 88, 88) sleeve sts.

BO all sts in pattern.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements.

Sew shoulders seams. Sew the sleeves to the side of the cardigan, making sure the ornamental cable is even on both sides of the cardigan. Seam the sides of the cardigan. Sew the pockets to the inside of the fronts.

Shawl Collar:

With RS facing, attach the yarn to the bottom right edge of the cardigan and pick up and knit 222 (222, 226, 226, 226)(230, 230, 234, 234) sts evenly along the entire cardigan front edge and around the neck opening.

As you work the short-rows for the shawl collar, work the wrap tog with its wrapped st as you come to them.

Row 1 (WS): Beg with p2, work 164 (164, 168, 168, 168)(172, 172, 176, 176) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 106 (106, 110, 110, 110)(114, 114, 118, 118) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row, ending with p2.

Row 2 (RS): Work 163 (163, 167, 167, 167)(171, 171, 175, 175) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 104 (104, 108, 108, 108)(112, 112, 116, 116) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 3: Work 162 (162, 166, 166, 166)(170, 170, 174, 174) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 102 (102, 106, 106, 106)(110, 110, 114, 114) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 4: Work 161 (161, 165, 165, 165)(169, 169, 173, 173) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 100 (100, 104, 104, 104)(108, 108, 112, 112) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 5: Work 160 (160, 164, 164, 164)(168, 168, 172, 172) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 98 (98, 102, 102, 102)(106, 106, 110, 110) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 6: Work 159 (159, 163, 163, 163)(167, 167, 171, 171) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 96 (96, 100, 100, 100)(104, 104, 108, 108) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 7 (buttonholes, WS): Work 158 (158, 162, 162, 162)(166, 166, 170, 170) sts in 2×2 Rib and BO 3rd, 11th, 19th, 27th, 35th, 43th, 51st, 59th st from the beg of the row for buttonholes, w&t; 94 (94, 98, 98, 98)(102, 102, 106, 106) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row. (8 buttonholes)

Row 8 (buttonholes, RS): Work 157 (157, 161, 161, 161)(165, 165, 169, 169) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 92 (92, 96, 96, 96)(100, 100, 104, 104) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row and using the backward loop CO, CO 1 st in place of each bound off st.

Row 9: Work 156 (156, 160, 160, 160)(164, 164, 168, 168) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 90 (90, 94, 94, 94)(98, 98, 102, 102) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 10: Work 155 (155, 159, 159, 159)(163, 163, 167, 167) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 88 (88, 92, 92, 92)(96, 96, 100, 100) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 11: Work 154 (154, 158, 158, 158)(162, 162, 166, 166) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 86 (86, 90, 90, 90)(94, 94, 98, 98) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&;, 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 12: 153 (153, 157, 157, 157)(161, 161, 165, 165) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 84 (84, 88, 88, 88)(92, 92, 96, 96) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 13: Work 152 (152, 156, 156, 156)(160, 160, 164, 164) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 82 (82, 86, 86, 86)(90, 90, 94, 94) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row.

Row 14: Work 151 (151, 155, 155, 155)(159, 159, 163, 163) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 80 (80, 84, 84, 84)(88, 88, 92, 92) sts in 2×2 Rib, w&t; 2×2 Rib to end of row

BO all sts in pattern.

Sew the buttons on the band opposite of the buttonholes.

Schematic:

A (Finished Bust Size): 35.5 (39.5, 44.5, 49.5, 53.5)(58.5, 63.5, 67.5, 72.5)”

B (Body Length): 27”

C (Pocket width): 5”

D (Cable width): 6” (back), 3” (front)

E (Button Closure): 2.5”

F (Sleeve circumference top): 8.5 (8.5, 8.5, 9.5, 9.5)(10.5, 10.5, 11.5, 11.5)”

G (Sleeve circumference bottom): 16 (16, 16, 17.5, 17.5)(19.5, 19.5, 21.5, 21.5)”

H (Sleeve length): 18” or 20”

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