Howell Mountain by Sloane Rosenthal

Howell Mountain

Knitting
February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern, as charted
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1380 - 2530 yards (1262 - 2313 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL), finished bust measurements approximately 34 (38.5, 42.5, 47, 50.5, 54, 58.5)” / 86 (98, 108, 124, 128, 137, 149) cm
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Cascading chevron cables wind their way up and down the body panels of this bold, graphic cardigan, a lighter-weight, dressier cousin of my Aran-weight Angwin Cardigan. A wider, steeper cable adds even more visual drama, while the subtly variegated shades of YOTH’s ultra-luxurious Big Sister base add depth and dimensionality. A DK weight yarn makes this a year-round piece, while its longer length and elegant open front makes it equally at home over a dress at the office and with jeans on the weekend. Multi-step cables, made up of a succession of 2x2 crosses, help the fabric drape gracefully and add visual interest without bulk. Thoughtful, knitterly details like tailored shoulders, after thought pockets, and an integrated vertical band finish the look. Howell Mountain is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, with all stitch patterns fully charted.

Size
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL), finished bust measurements approximately 34 (38.5, 42.5, 47, 50.5, 54, 58.5)” / 86 (98, 108, 124, 128, 137, 149) cm. Sample shown is size 42.5” / 110.4, modeled with 6” / 18 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 4-7” / 10-18 cm at the bust. Note that the fronts of the finished sweater are not intended to touch.

Yarn
YOTH Big Sister DK (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 231 yards / 211 meters per 100 grams); 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins, or 1380 (1610, 1840, 2070, 2070, 2300, 2530) yards / 1260 (1470, 1680, 1900, 1900, 2110, 2320) meters of DK weight wool or wool-blend yarn. Note on yarn selection: some colorways of Big Sister are more heavily variegated than others. As you swatch, consider whether you’ll need to alternate skeins.

Gauge
29 sts /32 rows over 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on larger needle; 22 sts / 32 rows over 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st on larger needle, after blocking.

Needles
32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle, or long straights, in sizes US 5 /3.75 mm and US 6/4.0 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge and needles one size 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.

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