Sand Snake by Paige Reisenfeld

Sand Snake

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Sand Snake is a worsted weight cable cardigan with simultaneous saddle sleeves, a V-neck, and princess shaping. First you knit the saddles, then pick up stitches for the back and fronts, eventually picking up the stitches for the top of the sleeve cap. Body and sleeves are worked simultaneously until the underarm, where the sleeves are put on waste yarn to be finished top-down later, while the body is worked flat to the end. The ribbed buttonband is then knit and finished with an I-Cord bind off.

It is designed to fit with 1-2”/2.5-5.1cm of positive ease and that has already been incorporated into the pattern. For example, the actual bust measurement of the size 34”/86cm is 35.5”/90.2cm.

Modeled garment is a 34”/86cm shown on a 33”/83.8cm high bust and a 34”/86cm full bust.

The cable pattern is charted only and is the same for all sizes.

Cable gauge is more important than stockinette.

20 stitches and 32 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette
7”/17.8cm wide in one repeat of the Double Snake cable chart
3”/7.6cm wide in one repeat of the Sidewinder cable chart

Light worsted/heavy DK weight yarn
1 29”/74cm US 6/4mm circular needle for body and sleeves
1 29”/74cm US 5/3.75mm circular needle for ribbing
Set of US 6/4mm and US 5/3.75mm dpns if you prefer that to Magic Loop for small circumferences
2 row counters
waste yarn or stitch holders, stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
7 buttons: 5/8”(16mm) or 3/4”(19mm)

Sizes and Yarn Amounts
28” (30”, 32”, 34”, 36”, 38”)/71 (76, 81, 86, 91, 97)cm
1112 (1192, 1271, 1350, 1429, 1509) yards/1017 (1090, 1162, 1234, 1307, 1380) meters

40” (42”, 44”, 46”, 48”, 50”)/102 (107, 112, 117, 122, 127)cm
1588 (1668, 1747, 1827, 1906, 1985) yards/1453 (1525, 1598, 1671, 1743, 1815) meters

This pattern has been tested.