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The Wild West: Cables — Sedona

SUNSET CAT-118Oh, I love this back cable pattern.  I’m a sucker for dense, elaborate cable patterns, and this one totally fits the bill.

For Sedona, I combined elements of the main cable from Jackalope with the undulating side cable and seed stitch from Slide Rock.

I also devised the wavy twisty cable that sits between the outer cables and the main motif.  It was fun playing with it to get it to nestle up against the main cable but also keep an allowable distance between it and the outer cables.

Want a closer look?SUNSET CAT-119The back outer cables are repeated on the front. Simple I cord edging, similar to that on the neckline of Bisbee, makes for tidy finishing.

Pattern Details

Romance

This vest / waistcoat takes elements from both Jackalope and Slide Rock for the motifs. I-cord finishes all the edges. The back has short rows to lengthen it a bit.

I’m not done with this stitch pattern! Look for Sedona Deconstructed, a pullover, this coming winter.

Pattern Notes
This vest is worked initially in pieces from the top down and is then joined at the armholes, and continued in one piece.

The shoulder short rows are charted for each size.

All of the cable patterns for the back repeat are included in one chart for ease of reference.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X).

Finished Measurements
Bust: 32 (36, 40, 43½, 47, 52, 56)in / 81 (92, 101, 110, 120, 132, 142)cm; to fit with 1–2in / 2–5cm ease.
Length: 18 (18, 18, 18, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75)in / 74.5 (74.5, 74.5, 74.5, 81.5, 81.5, 81.5)cm

Yarn
Anzula For Better or Worsted, 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon (Polyamide), (200 yds / 183m per 4.06 oz / 115g), 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, shown in Seaside.

Needles
US6 / 4mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge
(2) US5 / 3.75mm DPNs for I cord

Gauge
22 sts and 36 rows = 4in / 10cm in Seed Stitch using US6 / 4mm needles
30 sts and 36 rows = 4in / 10cm in cabled patterns

Notions
(2) stitch markers (minimum); (5) 1⅛ buttons (buttons shown are JHB International Style 92547 Silversmith); cable needle; yarn needle

Skills
cabling, reading charts, short rows, I cord, applied I cord