Caradoc by Ashley Knowlton


September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2082 - 3123 yards (1904 - 2856 m)
S, M, L, 1XL, 2XL
Errata available:

With its cosy shawl collar, relaxed fit, classic cable style and soft wool fabric, this men’s sweater is sure to become a winter wardrobe favourite. It is worked in the round to the underarms, then the back and front are knitted separately; stitches are picked up at the shoulder and the sleeves are knitted down to the cuff. The sweater uses John Arbon’s Excelana DK pure wool yarn, which is available in eight heritage shades.


  • Small - to fit chest 86-91cm/34-36”; actual chest 100.5cm/39.5”; actual length 72.5cm/28.5”; sleeve seam 49.5cm/19.5”
  • Medium - to fit chest 97-102cm/38-10”; actual chest 110.5cm/43.5”; actual length 75cm/29.5”; sleeve seam 49.5cm/19.5”
  • Large - to fit chest 107-112cm/42-44”; actual chest 120.5cm/47.5”; actual length 76cm/30”; sleeve seam 49cm/19.25”
  • 1XL - to fit chest 117-122cm/46-48”; actual chest 132cm/52”; actual length 77.5cm/30.5”; sleeve seam 47.5cm/18.75”
  • 2XL - to fit chest 127-132cm/50-52”; actual chest 142cm/56”; actual length 79.5cm/31.25”; sleeve seam 47cm/18.5”

28 sts and 26 rnds to 10cm over cable chart pattern on 4.5mm needles, slightly stretched, 21 sts and 26 rnds to 10cm over chart pattern on 4.5mm needles, stretched.

S - 16 balls; M - 18 balls; L - 20 balls; 1XL - 22 balls; 2XL - 24 balls, x 50g. Shown in Ruby Red

Needles and Accessories

  • 1 set 4.5mm (UK7/US7) circular needles, 80cm long
  • 1 set 4.5mm (UK7/US7) circular needles, 40cm long for sleeves (or use Magic Loop with 80cm needles)
  • 1 set 3.5mm (UK9-10/US4) circular needles for collar
  • 2 stitch markers
  • 4 stitch holders
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle