Wishbone Sweater by Veronika Lindberg

Wishbone Sweater

Knitting
December 2022
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Chart B (overall cable pattern)
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2411 - 3858 yards (2205 - 3528 m)
XS (S-M) L-XL (2XL-3XL) 4XL-5XL
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Video tutorial showing how to work the cables in the Wishbone sweater can be viewed here : https://youtu.be/78L93aXx6pk?t=1536

The Wishbone Sweater is a true showstopper piece and I’ve had people literally stop me in the street to ask me where the sweater is from! The sweater is worked top down in an all over cable motif with a dropped shoulder. The elegant texture combined with the high collar makes it a contemporary and easy-to-wear piece, the fit is slightly cropped but can be modified to a longer length if desired by working additional rounds for the body.

Note:
The pattern includes optional directions for shaping the collar with German Short Rows. This is something that you can choose to either do or not, both versions work for the design (see photos for reference, gray melange is done with German Short rows while the cream colored one is without).

Sizes:
XS (S-M) L-XL (2XL-3XL) 4XL-5XL

Finished garment measurements:
Finished bust circumference: 83.5 (103.5) 116.5 (123.5) 136.5 cm / 33.25 (41.25) 46.75 (49.25) 54.75”.
Length from underarm to hem: 26 (26) 29 (29) 32.5 cm / 10.25 (10.25) 11.75 (11.75) 13”.
Sleeve length from underarm: 46 cm / 14.5” all sizes.
Upper sleeve circumference: 33 (33) 39.5 (46) 46 cm / 13 (13) 16 (18.5) 18.5”.
Cuff circumference: 31 (31) 36.5 (36.5) 36.5 cm / 12 (12) 14 (14) 14”.

Choose the size that is 10-15 cm / 4-6” bigger than your bust circumference.

Sample in size S-M (Kikas bust circumference is approx. 87 cm / 34.25”).

Gauge:
24 sts x 24 rnds = 10 cm / 4” on 5 mm (US8) needles over Chart B cable stitch pattern, after blocking.
23 sts x 30 rnds= 10 cm/ 4” on 3 mm (US 2.5) needles over p1, k1tbl -ribbing, after blocking.

Needles:
3 mm (US2.5) circular needles 40-60 cm / 16-24” for neck opening and 80-100 cm / 32-40” for hem rib, and DPNs for sleeve rib (or use Magic Loop Technique instead).
5 mm (US8) circular needles 40-60 cm / 16-24” for the sleeves and 80-100 cm / 32-40” for body, or just a 80-100 cm / 32-40” needle if you’re using Magic Loop Technique.

Notions:
Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders (wire and safety pin style) or scrap yarn.

Yarn:
500 (500) 600 (700) 800 g of Sandnes Garn Double Sunday (100% merino wool - 108 m / 118 yds / 50 g) in color 2511 Almond together with 125 (125) 150 (175) 200 g of Knitting For Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70% mohair, 30% silk - 225 m / 246 yds / 25 g) in color Cream.

Or, Knitting For Olive Heavy merino in color Oatmeal together with Knitting For Olive Soft Silk Mohair in color Oat.

The sweater is worked holding one strand of merino and one strand of silk mohair together.