River Cable Pullover by Shaina Bilow

River Cable Pullover

by Shaina Bilow
Knitting
March 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1700 yards (823 - 1554 m)
Adult XS - 3X
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Mesmerized by a beautiful meandering cable pattern, I designed a classic and comfortable funnel neck pullover that can be worn every day. Five columns of cables flow up the front of the garment, with the two outer cables splitting at the shoulders and circling the neckline. Three cables run up each sleeve, and the rest of the sweater is made of simple stockinette stitch with garter borders to keep the focus on these stunning cables.

Construction Details
The sweater is worked in four separate pieces and is then seamed together. The back is worked in stockinette stitch, the sleeves are cabled and worked set-in style for a classic fit. The front is worked with cables to the neckline. After the two outer cables are knit as tabs past the front, they are attached around the back neck. Stitches are then picked up for the collar and it’s worked in the round. The cable pattern is provided in chart form and written out as well. Knit according to your preference.

Techniques Necessary
• Cast on
• Knit and Purl
• Increasing (m1, yo)
• Decreasing (ssk, k2tog)
• Cabling
• Purling through the back loop (p1tbl)
• Mattress stitch seaming
• Picking up stitches
• Knitting in the round

Adult Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7) – equates to XS (S, M, L)(XL, XXL, XXXL)
To Fit Bust: 29 (33, 37, 41)(45, 49, 53)”
Finished measurements
Bust: 31 (35, 39, 43)(47, 51, 55)”
Length: 21 (22, 23, 24)(25, 26, 27)”
Schematic is provided with additional measurements.

Yarn: 900 (1000, 1100, 1250)(1375, 1575, 1700) yards of worsted weight (CYCA #4) yarn. Sample made with Malabrigo Rios (100% pure merino superwash wool, 210 yds /100 g). 5 (5, 6, 6)(7, 8, 9) balls.

Gauge: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needle.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) needle or size needed for gauge, US 6 (4 mm) or one size smaller than gauge needle for edgings and a 16” circular needle for neck. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Other Materials: cable needle, row counter, stitch markers, tapestry needle.