CFA cardiCity Tweed is my favorite Knit Picks yarn.  I love the tweedy-ness and the softness.  It’s lovely for both colorwork and cables.

With the Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi (let’s just call it CFA cardi, shall we, for the rest of this post?), I wanted to design a cardi that had enough interest with the cables and saddle straps but still be something that, if not TV knitting, is great for relaxing knitting and really lets the yarn shine.

It’s available at Knit Picks as both an individual pattern and as part of the absolutely lovely City Tweed Collection.  I recommend the latter — the other patterns are so gorgeous.

Pertinent Info

The sweater is knit from the top down, with stitches picked up from the shoulder straps, fronts and back joined at the armholes, and continued in one piece.

It’s easy to customize shaping as needed.

The sleeves are worked by picking up stitches along the armhole, working short rows for the cap shaping, then continuing in the round.

Finished Measurements

29 (32.75, 37.25, 41.25, 45, 48.75, 53.5, 57.25, 61, 64.75)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 0.75”-1.5” of positive ease.


Knit Picks City Tweed DK (55% Merino, 25% Alpaca, Acrylic, Rayon; 123 yds/50gm): Desert Sage 24539, 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) balls.


US 5 (3.75mm) 24″ or longer circular needles, or size to obtain gauge

US 4 (3.5mm) 24″ or longer circular needles, or 1 size smaller than needles used to obtain gauge


21 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in St st, blocked. Cabled stitch motifs average 8 sts in 1″.


Yarn Needle Stitch Markers Cable Needle Scrap Yarn or Stitch Holders Five ¾” Buttons


Cabling, chart reading, picking up stitches, short rows.