I have been wanting to try a saddle shoulder design with a cable worked in the saddle that would continue down the sleeve. I snagged some Handmaiden Ottawa at TNNA and thought it would be the perfect choice for this design. I love the little specks of color that give it a tweedy look. This sweater starts in pieces and parts but once they are joined it is pretty straight forward. The cabled panel adds some natural shaping: therefore no body shaping after the armholes was necessary. The length of both sleeve and body are easily adjusted. I love this sweater, it is so easy to wear! It works works with jeans or dressed up with a pencil skirt. I wear mine all the time!
Bust: 30.25 (33.25, 36.75, 39.25, 42, 45, 48, 51.75, 54.25, 57.25, 60.25)” Modeled with 0.75” negative ease.
Yarn: Handmaiden Ottawa, 92% wool, 8% viscose; 300m (328 yds) per 125g skein; color: Charcoal, 898 (993, 1091, 1234, 1327, 1429, 1600, 1718, 1834, 2006, 2107) yds, 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
Needles: Size 8/5mm 24” circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
Other: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch. 23-st Cable Pattern for Saddle = 2.75” wide. 51-st Cable Pattern for Center = 8” wide when blocked.
Notes: This pullover is constructed from the top down in one piece with saddle shoulders and set-in sleeves. The shoulders are shaped by short rows. There is no body shaping past the armholes; the cabled panel adds some natural shaping. The length of the body is easily adjusted.