Charley by Veronik Avery


September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2145 - 3535 yards (1961 - 3232 m)
33¾ (36¾, 39¾, 42¾, 47¼, 50¼, 54¼)" [85.5 (93.5, 101, 108.5, 120, 127.5, 138) cm] circumference at chest, closed
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Welcome the chilly weather in a stunning cabled cardigan that will anchor your wardrobe in the colder months. Charley’s thickets of knotwork and lattice cables are ventilated with eyelets that visually lighten the garment. The vertical flow of the cable and moss stitch panels is accentuated by purl gutters that create flattering lines. A roomy fit makes Charley a cozy outer layer and lets the dense fabric of Arbor hang beautifully; waist shaping neatly controls the volume of the piece. Sewn construction, simple raglan sleeve caps with fashioned decreases, a precisely shaped shawl collar with a subtle rib detail, and tubular bind-offs add to the polished effect. The deep V fronts are designed to hang open for casual elegance, and the twisted-rib cuffs are worked long so you can fold them back.


The pieces are worked separately from the bottom up and sewn together. The collar is picked up and worked after garment assembly.


2145 (2350, 2590, 2775, 3125, 3305, 3535) total yards of DK weight wool yarn


15 (17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Humpback


22 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
32 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Open Lattice Cable Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

One 22-stitch panel from Fancy Cable Chart measures approximately 3” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One pair of straight needles and/or a 47” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A Needle
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used for most pieces. A very long circular needle is required for the collar due to the large number of stitches.

Finished Dimensions
33¾ (36¾, 39¾, 42¾, 47¼, 50¼, 54¼)“ [85.5 (93.5, 101, 108.5, 120, 127.5, 138) cm] circumference at chest, closed
Sample shown is size 39¾” [101 cm] with 8¾“ [22 cm] ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; Even Number of Stitches)
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
1x1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level
4 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.