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Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi

September 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st, blocked.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1107 - 2337 yards (1012 - 2137 m)
29 (32.75, 37.25, 41.25, 45, 48.75, 53.5, 57.25, 61, 64.75)” finished bust measurement
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A simple twist on a classic look, this cardigan uses cables and twisted stitches to create a “faux argyle” motif. With just enough adornment to make it interesting and fun to knit, the Cabled Faux Argyle Cardigan shows off a flattering and timeless silhouette while highlighting the beauty of City Tweed. The cardi is easy to customize - simply adjust the waist shaping as needed in the stockinette portion or modify the overall length for a perfect fit.

The body stitches are picked up from saddle straps, and then worked down in pieces until the armhole shaping is complete. Afterwards, it is worked in one piece through the hem. The sleeves are worked from the top down, with the initial cap shaping with short rows, then joined in the round.

Note the armhole shaping (started on the same row noted as on the back) may begin before the neckline shaping is completed on the front depending on your size.

Stitches increased for the armhole include the stitches to be cast on when joining fronts to back.


Turn and begin working in the round, being careful to work Saddle Strap chart by now reading every round from right to left. Work the first and last stitches of the round as purl stitches.

St count after ribbing set up: 176 (204, 236, 240, 272, 292, 320, 336, 352, 368) sts

Right Front Shoulder
Size 29 Only
Row 6: P2, sm, k6, p4, k5, w&t.
All Other Sizes
Row 6: P - (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5), sm, k6, p4, k6, sm, p - (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11) sts past last wrapped stitch, w&t.

Right Cross Chart -- 2/2 RC with 1/1 LCt at the center. Row 6, st 4 should be tbl.
Left Cross Chart (missing) -- 2/2 LC with 1/1 RCt at the center. Row 6, st 4 should be tbl.
Saddle strap: Row 6, st 6 should be tbl.

Download a PDF with the add’l charts and all the errata here.

Download a diagram showing picking up the stitches from the saddle shoulders here.

Download a diagram showing picking up stitches from around the armhole & working the short rows here.

Missing def’n
1/1 LCTp Sl 1 to cn, hold in front; p1; k1 tbl from cn.
1/1 RCTp Sl 1 to cn, hold in back; k1 tbl; p1 from cn.