Hand-in-Hand Cable Sweaters: Woman's Cardigan
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2007: “Kathy Zimmerman combined nine classic cable patterns in her knitted vest and cardigan. The wide center panel on the V-neck vest is flanked by a zigzag pattern and smaller cables. The cardigan uses the same zigzag and smaller cables at the edges but a different cable along the center-fronts. Kathy is owner of Kathy’s Kreations in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.”
Finished Size: 36 (39½, 43, 47, 50½)” bust circumference, after blocking, buttoned.
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Chunky (75% wool, 25% alpaca; 110 yd 100 m/100 g): Woman’s cardigan: #CFC1636 salmon, 11 (12, 13, 15, 16) balls. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
- Body - size 9 (5.5 mm).
- Ribbing - size 7 (4.5 mm).
- Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; woman’s cardigan: 7 (7, 7, 8, 8) ¾” buttons.
- 94 sts of central cable panels A, B, C, B, and A combined - 15½” wide.
- 45 sts of cable combinations A, B and D, or A, B and E = 7¼” wide.
All increases and decreases one stitch in from edges.
If there are not enough stitches remaining to complete cable because of shaping, work stitches in reverse stockinette stitch.