Creative Cables by Deborah Newton
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Creative Cables

January 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Cable and Rib Pattern with smaller needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
2511 - 3069 yards (2296 - 2806 m)
Small {Medium-Large}

Finished Measurements
Bust at underarm, buttoned: 42{47-52}“/106.5{119.5-132}cm
Length from back neck: 28{28 1/2-29}”/71{72.5-73.5}cm

Quote from book:

This jacket makes a bold statement in many ways. The combination of colorwork and cables is an interesting juxtaposition. And color enhances that! I chose autumnal colors- but frosty shades, or beige-y neutrals, or even blacks and shades of grey would also work. The asymmetrical closure features the most perfect wooden toggles I could find. Add a large collar, also placed off center completes the strong look.

This yarn is a mix of wool and mohair which has a springy quality that suits a large jacket. To change the look of the jacket entirely, you might eliminate the colored section entirely, just work the cabled pattern only. Or choose a very different yarn, like a metallic blend, to give the jacket a more dressy, less sporty, look.

Rated: Intermediate

Two separate gauges listed- as above and following:
Gauge for Colorwork Pattern with larger needles:
20 sts and 22 rows- 4” (10 cm)

Nashua Handknits ‘Julia’ (50%wool, 25%alpaca, 25%mohair; 50 gr/93 yds)
MC: #NHJ.0178 (harvest spice): 19{21-23} skeins
CC: #NHJ.0120 (squash): 1{1-2} skeins
#NHJ.3961 (ladies mantle): 1{1-2} skeins
#NHJ.2163 (golden honey): 1 skein
#NHJ.0118 (espresso): 1 skein
#NHJ.3158 (purlple basil): 1 skein
#NHJ.6086 (velvet moss): 1 skein
#NHJ.4345 (coleus): 1 skein
#NHJ.2083 (magenta): 1 skein

Straight knitting needles, sizes 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm) or sizes to obtain given gauges
Cable needle (cn)
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
2 1/4” (5.5 cm) Toggle buttons- 4
1” (2.5 cm) Toggle button

Colorwork is charted. Cables are not. Uses only 8 st front cross cable.