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Rosalind Cabled Cardigan

Equestrian style comes alive with this classic cabled cardigan combining timeless style with everyday wear. Tiny cables form pleasing vertical columns for a flattering look. Each cable pattern has the same number of rows to make reading charts easier. A double column of knit stitches runs down each side seam to provide a visual break in the Moss and to make seaming easier. Rosalind is worked flat from the bottom up with set-in sleeves for a classic fit and ribbed edges. Designed to be worn a little on the loose side, this cardigan makes a perfect layering piece for fall.

Time: 3 weeks

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” buttoned to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” with 4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 40”

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10cm] in Moss st with larger needles after wet blocking

24 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10cm] in 2×2 Rib with smaller needles, not stretched

Chart A – 5 st panel = 0.5” [1cm]

Chart B – 8 st panel = 1.25” [3cm]

Chart C – 6 st panel = 1” [2.5cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Simply Wool Worsted (100 % Eco Wool; 218 yards [199 meters]/100 grams): Wanda (7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 hanks) or 1337 (1498, 1659, 1855, 2102, 2307, 2509) yds/

1222 (1370, 1517, 1696, 1922, 2109, 2294) m

Needles: US size 6 (4.0mm) straight or circular 24” or longer, or one size smaller than gauge needle

US size 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular 24” or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, cable needle, removeable marker, stitch holder and 8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) 3/4” [20mm] buttons (NOTE – shank buttons work well with thicker yarns and 2×2 Rib)

Abbreviations

M1L – With left needle in front of work, pick up the strand between the last st worked and the next st. Knit this strand through the back loop.

M1R – With left needle behind your work, pick up the strand between the last st worked and the next st, knit this strand through the front loop

Special Stitches

2/2 LC: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn

2/2 RC: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn

Ssk: Slip 2 sts kwise, one at a time, return sts to left needle, knit both sts together tbl

yb: take yarn to the back

Pattern Notes

Cardigan is worked flat from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. Stitches are picked up along each front for button bands.

Chart Notes

When working Chart D (Moss Stitch) over an even number of sts, work only the sts in the red outlined repeat section.

Pattern

Right Front

With smaller needles, CO 68 (76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116) sts

Next Row (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3

Next Row (WS): P1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures 2” ending with a RS row.

Dec Row (WS): Change to larger needles, work in Rib patt and dec 6 (9, 12, 13, 12, 14, 16) sts evenly across. (62 (67, 72, 79, 88, 94, 100) sts). NOTE – you may wish to place markers between each chart until the patt is est.

Size 36 (40, 44, x, x, x, x)” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K1 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: (A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts) twice, A over 5 sts, D over 6 (11, 16, x, x, x, x) sts, k2 (selvedge).

Sizes 48” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K1 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: (A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts) twice, (A over 5 sts, D over 9 sts) twice, k2 (selvedge).

Sizes x (x, x, x, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K1 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: (A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts) twice, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, (A over 5 sts, D over x (x, x, x, 7, 10, 13) sts) twice, k2 (selvedge).

Maintaining first st and last 2 sts in St st for selvedges, cont to work all rows of charts as est, until piece measures 15.5 (15.5, 15.5, 15.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5)”, ending with a RS row.

Shape Armholes

Next Row (WS): BO 6 (6, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts, work in patt to end. 56 (61, 65, 70, 79, 84, 89) sts. Mark any st near the center of the row and leave marker in place until end. Working all RS rows even, BO at the beg of each WS row 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts once. (54 (59, 62, 67, 76, 81, 86) sts).

Sizes x (x, x, 48, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: BO 3 sts at the beg of the next x (x, x, 1, 1, 2, 3) WS rows. (x (x, x, 64, 73, 75, 77) sts).

ALL SIZES RESUME: BO 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts at the beg of the next 3 (2, 3, 3, 5, 6, 7) WS rows. (51 (57, 59, 61, 63, 63, 63) sts)

NOTE – From here on, selvedge sts are reduced to 1 st at each end.

Next Row (RS): K1 (selvedge), work in patt to last 2 (3, 5, 7, 1, 1, 1) sts, pm, p1 (2, 4, 6, 0, 0, 0) sts, k1 (selvedge).

Next Row (WS): P1 (selvedge), knit to m, sm, work in patt to last st, p1 (selvedge).

Maintaining selvedge sts in St st and rem sts outside m in Rev St st, cont to work in patt until armhole measures 6 (6.5, 7, 7, 8.5, 8.5, 9)” from marked st, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): BO 5 sts, work in patt to end. (46 (52, 54, 56, 58, 58, 58) sts). Work WS row even.

Next Row (RS): BO 1 st, (k2tog, pass first st over second and off needle, BO 1 st) twice, BO 1 st. 38 (44, 46, 48, 50, 50, 50) sts. Work WS row even.

Next Row (RS): BO 4 sts, work in patt to end. (34 (40, 42, 44, 46, 46, 46) sts). Work WS row even.

Next Row (RS): BO 1 st, work in patt to end. (33 (39, 41, 43, 45, 45, 45) sts).

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to last 7 sts, (k1, k2tog) twice, k1. (31 (37, 39, 41, 43, 43, 43) sts).

Next Row (RS): BO 1 st pwise, p2tog, p1, cont in patt to end. (29 (35, 37, 39, 41, 41, 41) sts).

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to last 3 sts, k3.

Working the rest of the neck edge sts that were in Chart C in Rev St st, BO 1 at the beg of each RS row 0 (0, 1, 1, 3, 3, 3) more times. (29 (35, 36, 38, 38, 38, 38) sts per shoulder). Work in patt until armhole measures 8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5)” from marked st, ending with a WS row. NOTE – leave marker in place as a guide for the left front.

Shape Shoulders using German Short Rows

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to last 8 (8, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Make double st, work in patt to end.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to 12 (10, 10, 11, 13, 13, 13) sts before double st, turn.

Next Row (WS): Make double st, work in patt to end.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to end, treating each double st as 1 st.

Next Row (WS): BO all sts in patt and (p2tog) twice in the center of each Chart B and C during BO.

Left Front

With smaller needles, CO 68 (76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116) sts

Next Row (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3

Next Row (WS): P1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures 2” ending with a RS row.

Dec Row (WS): Change to larger needles, work in Rib patt and dec 6 (9, 12, 13, 12, 14 ,16) sts evenly across. (62 (67, 72, 79, 88, 94, 100) sts).

Size 36 (40, 44, x, x, x, x)” ONLY: Next Row (RS K2 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: D over 6 (11, 16) sts, A over 5 sts, (C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, k1 (selvedge).

Sizes 48” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: (D over 9 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, (C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, k1 (selvedge).

Sizes x (x, x, x, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: (D over 7 (10, 13) sts, A over 5 sts) twice, (B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, k1 (selvedge).

Maintaining first st and last 2 sts in St st for selvedges, cont to work all rows of charts as est, until piece measures same as Right Front 15.5 (15.5, 15.5, 15.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Working all WS rows even, BO at the beg of each RS row 6 (6, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts once then BO 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts once. (54 (59, 62, 67, 76, 81, 86) sts).

Sizes x (x, x, 48, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: BO 3 sts at the beg of the next 1 (1, 2, 3) RS rows. (64 (73, 75, 77) sts).

ALL SIZES RESUME: BO 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts at the beg of the next 3 (2, 3, 3, 5, 6, 7) RS rows. (51 (57, 59, 61, 63, 63, 63) sts) NOTE – Selvedge sts are reduced to 1 st at each end.

Next Row (RS): K1 (selvedge), p1 (2, 4, 6, 0, 0, 0) sts, pm, work in patt to last st, k1 (selvedge).

Next Row (WS): P1 (selvedge), work in patt to m, sm, knit to last st, p1 (selvedge).

Cont to work as est until armhole measures same as Right Front 6 (6.5, 7, 7, 8.5, 8.5, 9)” ending with a RS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (WS): BO 5 sts, work in patt to end. (46 (52, 54, 56, 58, 58, 58) sts). Work RS row even.

Next Row (WS): BO 1 st, (p2tog, pass first st over second and off needle, BO 1 st) twice, BO 1 st. (38 (44, 46, 48, 50, 50, 50) sts). Work RS row even.

Next Row (WS): BO 4 sts, work in patt to end. (34 (40, 42, 44, 46, 46, 46) sts). Work RS row even.

Next Row (WS): BO 1 st, work in patt to end. (33 (39, 41, 43, 45, 45, 45) sts).

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to last 7 sts, (p1, p2tog) twice, p1. (31 (37, 39, 41, 43, 43, 43) sts).

Next Row (WS): BO 1 st kwise, k2tog, k1, cont in patt to end. (29 (35, 37, 39, 41, 41, 41) sts).

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to last 3 sts, p3.

Working the rest of the neck edge sts that were in Chart C in Rev St st, BO 1 at the beg of each WS row 0 (0, 1, 1, 3, 3, 3) more times. (29 (35, 36, 38, 38, 38, 38) sts per shoulder). Work in patt until armhole measures same as Right Front (8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5)”, ending with a RS row.

Shape Shoulders using German Short Rows

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to last 8 (8, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts, turn.

Next Row (RS): Make double st, work in patt to end.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to 12 (10, 10, 11, 13, 13, 13) sts before double st, turn.

Next Row (RS): Make double st, work in patt to end.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to end, treating each double st as 1 st.

Next Row (RS): BO all sts in patt and (k2tog) twice in the center of each Chart B and C during BO.

Back

With smaller needles, CO 144 (160, 176, 192, 208, 224, 240) sts

Next Row (RS): P1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3

Next Row (WS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures 2”, ending with a RS row.

Dec Row (WS): Work in patt and dec 16 (22, 28, 30, 28, 32, 36) sts evenly across. (128 (138, 148, 162, 180, 192, 204) sts)

Size 36 (40, 44, x, x, x, x)” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: D over 6 (11, 16, x, x, x, x) sts, A over 5 sts, (C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, C over center 6 sts, (A over 5, B over 8, A over 5, C over 6 sts) twice, A over 5 sts, D over 6 (11, 16, x, x, x, x) sts, k2 (selvedge).

Sizes 48” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: (D over 9 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, (C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, C over center 6 sts, (A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts) twice, (A over 5 sts, D over 9 sts) twice, k2 (selvedge).

Sizes x (x, x, x, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: (D over x (x, x, x, 7, 10, 13) sts, A over 5 sts) twice, (B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts) twice, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over center 6 sts, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, (A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts) twice, (A over 5 sts, D over x (x, x, x, 7, 10, 13) sts) twice, k2 (selvedge).

Maintaining first st and last 2 sts in St st for selvedges, cont to work all rows of charts as est, until piece measures same as fronts, 15.5 (15.5, 15.5, 15.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Next Row (RS): BO 6 (6, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, BO 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. (112 (122, 128, 138, 156, 166, 176) sts).

Sizes x (x, x, 48, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: BO 3 sts at the beg of the next x (x, x, 2, 2, 4, 6) rows. (x (x, x, 132, 150, 154, 158) sts).

ALL SIZES RESUME: BO 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts at the beg of the next 6 (4, 6, 6, 10, 12, 14) rows. (106 (118, 122, 126, 130, 130, 130) sts). NOTE – Selvedge sts are reduced to only 1 at the beg and end of each row for the rest of the back.

Next Row (RS): K1 (selvedge), p1 (2, 4, 6, 0, 0, 0) sts, pm, work in patt to last 2 (3, 5, 7, 1, 1, 1) sts, pm, p1 (2, 4, 6, 0, 0, 0) sts, k1 (selvedge).

Next Row (WS): P1 (selvedge), knit to m, sm, work in patt to last m, knit to last st, p1 (selvedge).

Cont to work as est until armhole measures 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)”, ending with a RS row.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt across 31 (37, 38, 40, 40, 40, 40) sts, pm, work in patt across 44 (44, 46, 46, 50, 50, 50) sts, pm, patt to end.

Shape Neck & Shoulders

Sizes 36 (40, 44, 48, x, x, x) ONLY: Next Row (RS): Work in patt to 6 (6, 5, 5, x, x, x) sts before first m, p1, p2tog, p3 (3, 2, 2, x, x, x), rm, join 2nd ball of yarn and BO all sts to m, and (k2tog) twice in the center of each Chart B and C during BO, rm, p2 (2, 1, 1, x, x, x), p2tog, p1, work in patt to end. (30 (36, 37, 39, x, x, x) sts per shoulder).

Sizes x (x, x, x, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: Next Row (RS): Work in patt to 2 sts before first m, p2tog, join 2nd ball of yarn and BO all sts to m, and (k2tog) twice in the center of each Chart B and C during BO, rm, p2tog, work in patt to end. (39 sts per shoulder).

ALL SIZES RESUME: Next Row (WS): Working the rest of the neck edge sts in Rev St st, that were in Chart C, work in patt to neck opening; with next ball BO 1 st. 1 st dec’d.

Next Row (RS): Rep last row. (29 (35, 36, 38, 38, 38, 38) sts per shoulder). Cont to work in patt until armhole measures same as fronts (8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders using German Short Rows

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to neck opening; with next ball work in patt to last 8 (8, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Make double st, work in patt to neck opening; with next ball work in patt to last 8 (8, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts, turn.

Next Row (RS): Make double st, work in patt to neck opening; with next ball work in patt to 12 (10, 10, 11, 13, 13, 13) sts before double st, turn.

Next Row (WS): Rep last row.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to neck opening; with next ball work in patt to end, treating each double st as 1 st.

Next Row (WS): Rep last row.

BO all sts in patt and (k2tog) twice in the center of each Chart B and C during BO.

Sleeves

With smaller needles, CO 66 (66, 66, 82, 82, 82, 82) sts

Next Row (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Next Row (WS): P1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures 2” ending with a RS row.

Dec Row (WS): Change to larger needles, work in Rib patt and dec 10 (10, 10, 16, 16, 16, 16) sts evenly across. (56 (56, 56, 66, 66, 66, 66) sts)

Next Row (RS): K2 (selvedge), work Row 1 of all charts as follows: D over 6 (6, 6, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts, B over 8 sts, A over 5 sts, C over 6 sts, A over 5 sts, D over 6 (6, 6, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts, k2 (selvedge). Work 1 WS row.

Inc Row (RS): K2 (selvedge), M1R, work in patt to last 2 sts, M1L, k2 (selvedge). 2 sts inc’d. Rep Inc Row every 8 (8, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6)th row 11 (5, 15, 10, 15, 9, 6) times then every 0 (6, 0, 6, 0, 4, 4)th row 0 (8, 0, 2, 0, 9, 14) times, working increases into Moss st. (80 (84, 88, 92, 98, 104, 108) sts). Work even until sleeve measures 15.5 (15.5, 16, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5, 17)” or desired length, ending with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap

Next Row (RS): BO 6 (6, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, BO – (-, -, -, 3, 3, 3)  sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. BO 1 st at the beg of the next 38 (42, 44, 38, 38, 42, 44) rows. (30 (30, 30, 36, 36, 36, 36) sts).

Sizes x (x, x, 48, 52, 56, 60)” ONLY: Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, patt to last st, k2tog, K1. (34 sts).

Rep Dec Row every 4th row twice. (30 sts).

ALL SIZES RESUME: Next Row (RS): K2tog, k1, BO 1 st, (k2tog, BO 1 st) two more times, work in patt to end. (24 sts).

Next Row (WS): P2tog, p2, BO 1 st, (p2tog, BO 1 st) twice, work in patt to end. (18 sts).

Next Row (RS): BO all sts and dec 2 sts in the center during BO.

Finishing

Block all pieces to measurements in schematic. Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Neckband

With smaller needles and RS facing, begin at right front neck opening and pick up and knit 116 (116, 120, 120, 120, 124, 124) sts, ending at left front opening.

Next Row (WS): P1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Next Row (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3

Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures 1.5”. BO all sts in patt.

Button bands – Right Front

With smaller needles and RS facing, begin at bottom edge of right front and pick up and knit 130 (134, 134, 134, 150, 150, 150) sts, ending at top of ribbing.

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

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

Rep WS row once more.

Form Buttonholes Next Row (RS): Work in patt over 9 (13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13) sts, *yfwd, sl 1 pwise, yb, (sl 1 pwise, pass first st over 2nd and off needle) three times, place last st on left needle, turn, yb, Cable CO 1 st by inserting right needle from front to back between first and second sts on left needle, wrap yarn around needle as if to knit and pull through a loop, turn loop so right leg is forward and place it on the left needle. Cable CO 3 more sts in this manner, but before setting final st on needle, pass yarn between needles to the front of work, then place last st on left needle. Turn. Slip first st on left needle to right needle, pass last CO st over it and off needle. Return last st from right to left needle, tug yarn, then knit it. Work in patt over 12 sts; rep from * 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) more times. Work one more buttonhole then work in patt over last 5 sts.

Beg with a WS row, work in patt for 4 more rows, maintaining 2×2 Rib patt across buttonholes.

Next Row (WS): BO all sts in patt.

Button Band – Left Front

With smaller needles and RS facing, begin at top edge of left front and pick up and knit 130 (134, 134, 134, 150, 150, 150) sts, ending at top of ribbing.

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

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

Rep last 2 rows three more times.

Next Row (WS): BO all sts in patt.

Block bands. Sew buttons opposite holes. Weave in ends.

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