Brilliant Cables Hooded Sweater by Moira Engel

Brilliant Cables Hooded Sweater

November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1315 - 3419 yards (1202 - 3126 m)
29¼ (34¼, 40½, 44½, 51½, 58½)" circumference at underarm.
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The Brilliant Cables Hooded Sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up and has a knitted-in front pouch pocket. This men’s sweater features an impressive cable pattern in a squishy, semisolid Merino wool yarn.

Difficulty Experienced

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 29¼ (34¼, 40½, 44½, 51½, 58½)“ circumference at underarm. Hoodie shown measures 44½”; modeled with 1½“ of positive ease.

Yarn The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK (100% Merino wool; 263 yd 240 m/3½ oz 100 g): #107 Moss, 5 (6, 8, 9, 11, 13) skeins. Yarn distributed by LoveCrafts.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 6 (4 mm): 16” and 24” cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); three 5∕8” buttons; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle; 54 sts of Snake/Center/Snake charts = 7” wide.

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  • The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, with a knitted-in front pouch pocket. Then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. After the shoulders are joined, sleeve stitches are picked up and the sleeve cap is shaped with short-rows. The sleeves are then worked in the round from the top down.

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