California Cables by Bebe Thomas

California Cables

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August 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Crisscross Lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 - 1650 yards (1006 - 1509 m)
S, M, L, XL
This pattern is available from for $6.50.
Errata available:

A sophisticated open lace sweater which includes a variety of stitches and cables. Step-by-step videos are available at

S (M, L, XL)
Bust size is given in pattern for blocking purposes. We allowed for 2-3” ease at the bust as the pattern drapes close to the body due to the cables. For example, I have bust size 35 (measured from the largest point) and knit a size small. This will allow the garment to have a nice shape around the bust while not fitting too tight.

2 (2, 3, 3) hanks Blue Heron Yarns Rayon Metallic (550 yds) in Berry.

US 6 / 4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
US 6 / 4 mm straight needles used for the 3-needle BO
US 5 / 3.75 mm 32” used for neckband ribbing
US 5 / 3.75 mm DPN used for armband

Cable needle
St markers
Locking st markers
St holders (or waste yarn)

In crisscross lace patt, 20 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm).