Exeter by Michele Wang


March 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1665 - 2650 yards (1522 - 2423 m)
37½ (41½, 45½, 49¾, 53¾, 58¼)" garment circumference at bust
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Michele’s snow-white cardigan is the type of sweater we love to wrap up in all year round. The garment features an allover cable and lace motif trimmed with deep ribbed hems. The double-breasted shawl collar, rolled sleeve cuffs, lined pockets, and modified drop-shoulder construction create a cozy fit with classic appeal. The sweater’s ribbing is worked at a firmer gauge to give the garment structure, while the textured body fabric is worked on a larger needle to give the fabric necessary movement and drape.


Approximately 1665 (1815, 2000, 2210, 2415, 2650) yards of worsted-weight wool yarn


12 (13, 15, 16, 18, 19) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in Fossil


20 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in Reverse Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle, after blocking
27-stitch Cable Panel from Chart A measures approximately 4¼“ wide, with Gauge Needle after blocking
27 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in 2x2 Ribbing with Ribbing Gauge Needle


Gauge Needle: One pair of knitting needles OR a 24”or 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain Reverse Stockinette and Cable gauges listed
Suggested Size: US 7 (4½ mm)
Ribbing Gauge Needle: One pair of knitting needles OR a 24” or 32” circular needle in size necessary to obtain listed Ribbing Gauge
Suggested Size: US 5 (3¾ mm)

Finished Dimensions

37½ (41½, 45½, 49¾, 53¾, 58¼)“ garment circumference at bust
Suggested ease: +4-6”
Sample is shown in size 41½” with 6” ease on model

Skill Level

3 out of 5

A Japanese Translation is available: click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading an alternative Japanese Version
Translated by Meri Tanaka

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