Mabelle by Diane Mulholland


August 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
919 - 1378 yards (840 - 1260 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The flattering round neck and intricate cabled rib on Mabelle make her perfect for a night out when chilly winds are blowing. Dress down with jeans and a white tee-shirt underneath and she’s just plain Mabel, wear her anywhere! There is no complicated shaping in this pullover: the heavily cabled rib creates a figure-hugging waistline and careful adjustment in fitting will accentuate your curves perfectly.


XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X) shown in size medium
To fit bust: 30(33, 36, 39, 42, 45) inches
Finished size: 32(35, 38, 41, 45, 48) inches


Yarn: 8(8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (100% wool, 105m/50g) shown in colour 15.
Needles: 4.0mm/80cm circular needle, 4.0mm/120-150cm circular needle (optional), 3.75mm/80cm circular needle, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: stitch markers; smooth waste yarn for holding stitches; cable needle (cn); spare circular needles of similar size.


Mabelle is knitted completely seamlessly from the bottom up, sleeves and body are united at the underarm and the yoke is knitted with raglan shaping. Short rows raise the shoulders and back of neck for a more comfortable fit. Detailed notes are included in the pattern for tailoring the fit of the garment and working the short-row shaping.