I love playing with cables, twisting them this way and that way ending up with something that does not look like your traditional cable. The lovely decoration the cables give this sweater is perfect for wearing with dresses. Just enough to adorn but not distract from the dress. Of course it works quite well with pants or any day you want to feel cute. I picked the name Sophie just because I think it is a pretty name and that it fits the sweater. Moreover the name Sophie means wisdom, so maybe it is wise to have lots of charming cardigans!
This cardigan is constructed from the top down in one piece with saddle shoulders and set-in sleeves. The shoulders are shaped by short rows. There is no body shaping past the armholes; the cable panels and ribbed band add some natural shaping. The length of the body and sleeves are easily adjusted. I love the Anzula Cricket I used for this design, it is super soft, feels great next to the skin and has great stitch definition.
There is a KAL for Sophie here in the The Yarn Club group, everyone is welcome!
Finished bust: 30 (33.25, 36.5, 39.5, 42, 45.25, 48.5, 51.5, 54, 57.25, 60.5)”. Modeled with .75” negative ease.
Yarn: Cricket, 80% merino wool, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere; 229m (250 yds) per 114g skein; color: Coco, 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins, 836 (927, 1017, 1101, 1171, 1261, 1352, 1435, 1505, 1595, 1686) yds.
Needles: Size 4/3.5mm 24” circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
Other: Stitch markers (different colors), stitch holders, spare circular needle or waste yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle, size 8mm buttons (see notes below).
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch. 22-st Saddle Cable Panel = 2.5” wide. 54-st Back Cable Panel = 8” wide when blocked
Notes: This cardigan is constructed from the top down in one piece with saddle shoulders and set-in sleeves. The shoulders are shaped by short rows. There is no body shaping past the armholes; the cable panels and ribbed band add some natural shaping. The length of the body and sleeves are easily adjusted.
There are a lot of markers used in this pattern to make the instructions more clear; you certainly do not have to use them all. I would suggest using different colors for the different lace panels.
If you change the stitch count for any of the Stockinette sections you will need an odd number for the Rib Border to work.
The buttonhole and button bands are worked as part of the body of the cardigan. The buttonholes are the holes made by the cable pattern so you may use as many buttons on as you desire. I placed the buttons every 4th cable circle for the body and every 3rd in the ribbed band.
Errata: The 3 st cables on the chart should be as follows:
2/1 Left Cross: Sl 1 to cable needle, hold to front, k2, k1 from cable needle.
2/1 Right Cross: Sl 2 to cable needle, hold to back, k1, k2 from cable needle.