Hand-in-Hand Cable Sweaters: Woman's Cardigan by Kathy Zimmerman
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Hand-in-Hand Cable Sweaters: Woman's Cardigan

May 2007
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles, after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1210 - 1760 yards (1106 - 1609 m)
36 (39Β½, 43, 47, 50Β½)" bust circumference, after blocking, buttoned.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

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 (39Β½, 43, 47, 50Β½)” 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) ΒΎ” buttons.

Additional Gauge:

  • 94 sts of central cable panels A, B, C, B, and A combined - 15Β½” wide.
  • 45 sts of cable combinations A, B and D, or A, B and E = 7ΒΌ” 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.