Center Cable and Rib Pullover by Norah Gaughan
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Center Cable and Rib Pullover

January 1996
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in rib pat using larger needles. To save time and ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1248 - 1456 yards (1141 - 1331 m)
To fit sizes Small (Medium, Large); Bust at underarm: 41 (44, 48)"; Length from shoulder: 19 (21, 22)"; Sleeve width at upper arm: 13.5 (14.5, 15.25)"

Pattern description from Knitting in America: “Norah wanted the Centered Cable and Rib Pullover to have a sinuous feeling, and decided to create it by inventing a cable that required alternately twisting a large number of stitches and a small number of stitches. Because she knew that the physics of the yarn and needles wouldn’t allow her to twist as many stitches as she desired, she decreased the number of stitches before the twist and increased the number after it. While working out the cable, she came up with the idea of adding the ribbing. The smooth, lustrous yarn she chose for the project, Paloma from Reynolds, shows off the stitch pattern beautifully. It is made of 50 percent lambswool and 50 percent microfiber, a high-tech synthetic. Norah says that inventing stitch patterns is a process of constant evolution. Though one swatch is often born of another, she also finds inspiration in abstract forms in nature, such as gullies formed by rain, the texture of a tree trunk, or the flow of a river. The stitch pattern on the Centered Cable and Rib Pullover could easily be compared to any of these. The instructions for this sweater appear on page 174,”


  • 12 (13, 14) 1.75 ox / 50g balls (each approx 104yd / 94 m) of Reynolds Paloma in #305 Burgundy
  • Sizes 5 and 7 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 5 circular needle 16” long
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder