Cold Spring by Sloane Rosenthal

Cold Spring

Knitting
October 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in cabled pattern, as described
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1125 - 2000 yards (1029 - 1829 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL), finished bust measurements approximately 32.5 (38, 43.5, 48.5, 54, 59.5)” / 82.5 (96.5, 110.5, 123, 137, 151) cm.
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Graphic, rhythmic cables adorn the back of this cozy shawl-collared cardigan, which is packed with knitterly details and ready to be an essential part of your fall and winter wardrobe. The front and sleeves are worked in stockinette, making for a lighter, more free-flowing fabric on those parts of the sweater while concentrating both the physical heft and visual impact on the back. Arranged this way, the cables don’t overwhelm your body, and the front of the sweater has a clean, simple, almost sporty look. The cables themselves are made up of a succession of 2x2 crosses, which help the fabric drape gracefully and add visual interest without bulk. Thoughtful touches like tailored shoulders, inset pockets, and a ready-to-wear-inspired shawl collar finish the look, while Hudson’s Merino-Yak blend adds effortless drape and beautiful hand to the final fabric. Cold Spring is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, with charted and written instructions provided for the cables.

Size
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL), finished bust measurements approximately 32.5 (38, 43.5, 48.5, 54, 59.5)” / 82.5 (96.5, 110.5, 123, 137, 151) cm. Sample shown is size 43.25” / 110.5 cm, modeled with 8.5” / 21.5 cm positive ease at the bust. When choosing a size, aim for 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm positive ease at the hip and 6-10” / 15-25 cm at the bust.

Yarn
Yarn Collective Hudson Worsted (85% Merino, 15% Yak, 197 yards / 180 meters per 100 grams); 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins, or 1125 (1275, 1475, 1650, 1825, 2000) yards / 1025 (1175, 1350, 1525, 1675, 1850) meters of worsted-weight wool or wool-blend yarn.

Gauge
24 sts / 23 rows over 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on largest needle; 18 sts / 23 rows over 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st on largest needle, after blocking.

Needles
32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle, or long straights, in sizes US 6 / 4.00 mm (Size C), US 7 /4.5 mm (Size B), and US 8 / 5.00 mm (Size A), or size needed to obtain gauge and needles one and two sizes smaller. Note: circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

Notions
stitch markers; cable needle (optional); tapestry needle; waste yarn; stitch holders or spare double-pointed needles, 5 buttons (¾ - 1.25” / 2-3 cm in diameter)

Skills Required
cabling with or without a cable needle; increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; sewn bind-off.