This refined sweater, knit top-down and in one piece, features cables, lace, and twisted stitches. It can be dressed up with a silk skirt for a winter party or dressed down with jeans and boots for walking around the neighborhood admiring holiday lights.
Currently not available.
Women’s XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X].
Sample shown in size XL.
Chest: 31.5 [35, 39, 43, 47.5, 51, 55]”
Back length: 19.25 [19.25, 22, 22, 22, 24.75, 24.75]”
Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, 100% baby alpaca (110 yds/100m, 50g skein); color # 817 Saffron: 8 [9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16] skeins
US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles
US 6 (4.0mm) dpns for I-cord
For St st: 23 sts and 32 rounds = 4” (10 cm) with smaller needles
For the Cabled I-cord: 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) on larger needles
Note: It is critical that the row gauge of the Cabled I-cord matches the Stockinette stitch gauge. (The stitch gauge of the cabled I-cord is not critical.)
Main motif (unstretched):
Sizes XS-M (59 sts x 24 rows) 7” wide x 2.75” tall;
Sizes L-3X (65 sts x 24 rows) 8” wide x 2.75” tall.
Stitch markers (at least 6), cable needle, waste yarn or stitch holder, yarn needle
Knitting in the round, cabling, twisted stitches, lace, reading charts, short rows. Written instructions for charts also given.
Errata from original Knitcircus version:
The 53 should be 51. The stitches to work are as follows:
Continuing from the end of Row 7 of the upper right shoulder, cast on 47 (47, 47, 51, 51, 51, 51) sts using either the knitted cast-on or backwards loop cast-on. Place the sts from the left shoulder strap on the LH ndl with WS facing, and work in pattern to the end. Conceal wraps as you come to them.
Sizes XS, S, and M only: Work in pattern to cast on sts.
Row 8: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k3, p1, (k1 tbl) 3 times, (p1, k1) 8 times, p1, (k1 tbl) 3 times, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.
Row 9: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (p1, k1) 4 times, p3, k1, (p1 tbl) 3 times, (k1, p1) 8 times, k1, (p1 tbl) 3 times, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.
Sizes L, XL, and 2X only:
Row 8: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k4, p2, (k1 tbl) 3 times, (p1, k1) 8 times, p1, (k1 tbl) 3 times, p2, k4, (p1, k1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.
Row 9: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (p1, k1) 4 times, p4, k2, (p1 tbl) 3 times, (k1, p1) 8 times, k1, (p1 tbl) 3 times, k2, p4, (k1, p1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.
Note that the sts associated with the flanking cables ((k1 tbl, p1, k3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4), p1) for the right side & (p1, k3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, p1, k1 tbl) for the left side) from the shoulders are now incorporated into the main panel.