Mabel Front Cable Pullover

Turn a simple cable-front pullover into a modern and exciting piece perfect for fall. The secret is in the sleeves — just use lightweight yarn in a contrasting color to instantly add some visual intrigue.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

1-2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38”

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on worsted weight with larger needles;

24 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on fingering weight with smaller needles

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): 24649 Oyster Heather (MC, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls)

Super fine weight yarnKnit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231 yards [211 meters]/50 grams): 24244 Marble Heather (CC, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) balls)

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 24” circular; US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight or 24” circular

Notions: Markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, cable needle (cn), tapestry needle

Special Stitches

C6B (Cable 6 Back): Slip 3 sts to cn, hold to back, k3, k3 from cn.

C6F (Cable 6 Front): Slip 3 sts to cn, hold to front, k3, k3 from cn.

K2, P2 Rib

Row/Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from *.

Rep Row/Rnd 1 for patt.

Cable Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K9.

Row 2 (WS): P9.

Row 3: K3, C6F.

Row 4: P9.

Row 5: K9.

Row 6: P9.

Row 7: C6B, k3.

Row 8: P9.

Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up. Slip first stitch of each row knitwise for easy seaming.

Pattern

Back

With MC and larger needles, CO 68 (76, 84, 96, 104, 112, 124) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 2”.

Work in St st until piece meas 17” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan

BO 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (56 (64, 72, 80, 88, 96, 108) sts)

Dec 1 st each side this row, then 1 st each side every RS row 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) times, then every 6 (4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) rows 3 (5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16) times. (36 (38, 40, 42, 46, 48, 50) sts)

Work even in St st until Armhole meas 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)”.

Place sts on holder or waste yarn.

Front

With MC and larger needles, CO 68 (76, 84, 96, 104, 112, 124) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 2”.

Next Row (RS): K5 (9, 13, 19, 23, 27, 33) sts, p2, (work Cable Pattern over next 9 sts starting with Row 1, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, work Cable Pattern over next 9 sts starting with Row 1, p2, k5 (9, 13, 19, 23, 27, 33).

Next Row (WS): P5 (9, 13, 19, 23, 27, 33) sts, k2, (work next row of Cable Pattern over next 9 sts, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, work next row of Cable Pattern over next 9 sts, k2, p5 (9, 13, 19, 23, 27, 33).

Maintaining Cable Pattern, work same as Back until Raglan meas 3.5 (4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5)”.

Place marker at either side of center 26 (28, 30, 32, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Note: Work sts in St st when there are not enough sts to maintain Cable Pattern at end of row.

Next Row (RS): Cont working Raglan Shaping as established to marker, place center sts on holder or waste yarn, join a second ball of yarn, work to end or row.

Working both sides of neck at the same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times.

Work even at next edge, maintaining Raglan patt.

BO rem st.

Sleeve (make 2)

With CC and smaller needles, CO 52 (56, 56, 60, 60, 64, 64) sts.

Work in K2, P2 Rib for 2”.

Beg working in St st.

Next Row (Inc): Inc 1 st each side this row, then every 18 (14, 12, 10, 8, 8, 6) row 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18) times. (66 (74, 78, 86, 90, 96, 102) sts)

Work even in St st until piece meas 17 (17, 17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18)” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan

BO 9 (9, 9, 12, 12, 12, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (48 (56, 60, 62, 66, 72, 78) sts)

Dec 1 st each side this row, then 1 st each side every RS row 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) times, then every 4 (2, 2, 4, 4, 2, 2) rows 7 (9, 10, 9, 10, 11, 13) times. (14 (16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20) sts)

Work even in St st until Armhole meas 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)”.

Place sts on holder or waste yarn.

Finishing

Block pieces. Sew Raglan seams. Sew sides and Sleeve seams.

Neckband

With RS facing, larger needles and beg at Right Back shoulder, and working 2 sts together on each side of all seams, knit across held Back and Left Sleeve sts, PU and K11 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17) sts along Left Front neck edge, knit across held Front neck sts, PU and K11 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17) sts along Right Front neck edge, PM, join for working in the rnd. 112 (120, 128, 136, 148, 156, 164) sts

Work in K2, P2 Rib in the rnd until piece meas 1.5” from pick-up rnd.

Optional: When working across the Front, instead of working K2, P2 Rib across, you may choose to maintain the established stitch pattern.

BO all sts in patt.

Weave in all ends.

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