Will­ing and ca­ble

Snug­gle up stylishly in this up­date on the clas­sic knit

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Test your skills by mak­ing a su­per ca­ble knit

MEA­SURE­MENTS

To fit bust 81-86(92-97:102107:112-117:122-127)cm; Fin­ished mea­sure­ments Bust 97(108:117: 128:137)cm; Length to shoul­der 71(73:75:77:79)cm; Sleeve length 45(45:46:46:46)cm

MA­TE­RI­ALS 12(13:14:15:17) 25g balls of Rowan Al­paca Clas­sic in Char­coal Me­lange 102. Pair of 3.75mm knit­ting nee­dles.

Ca­ble nee­dle.

TEN­SION

22 sts and 39 rows to 10cm mea­sured over garter st us­ing

3.75mm nee­dles. Ca­ble panel of 36 sts mea­sures 7.5cm.

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

beg be­gin­ning; C24B slip next 12 sts on to ca­ble nee­dle and hold at back of work, k12, then k12 from ca­ble nee­dle; C24F slip next 12 sts on to ca­ble nee­dle and hold to front of work, k12, then k12 from ca­ble nee­dle; cm cen­time­tres; cont con­tinue; dec de­crease; foll fol­low­ing; inc in­crease; k knit; p purl; patt pat­tern; rem re­main­ing; rep re­peat; RS right side; st(s) stitch(es); tbl through back loop; tog to­gether; WS wrong side.

BACK

With 3.75mm nee­dles, cast on 115(127:137:149:159) sts. Work­ing in garter st through­out, work as fol­lows: Dec 1 st at each end of 37th and 3 foll 36th rows. 107(119:129:141:151) sts. Cont straight un­til back mea­sures 50(50.5: 51:51.5:52)cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Shape arm­holes

Cast off 4(5:6:7:8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 99(109:117:127:135) sts. Dec

1 st at each end of next 5(7:7:9:9) rows, then on foll 5(6:6:6:6) RS rows, then on foll 4th row. 77(81:89:95:103) sts. Cont straight un­til arm­hole mea­sures 21(22.5:24:25.5:27)cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Shape shoul­ders and fun­nel neck

Cast off 3(4:5:6:7) sts at beg of next 4(2:2:2:2) rows, then 2(3:4:5:6) sts at beg of foll 2(4:4:4:4) rows. 61(61:63:63: 65) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 rows, then on foll WS row. 55(55:57: 57:59) sts. Work 16 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Cast off.

FRONT

With 3.75mm nee­dles, cast on 116(128: 138:150:160) sts. 1st row (RS) K49(55: 60:66:71), inc once in each of next 18 sts, k49(55:60:66:71). 134(146:156: 168:178) sts. Now work in patt as fol­lows: 1st row (WS) K49(55:60:66:71), p36, k49(55:60:66:71). 2nd row K49 (55:60:66:71), C24F, k61(67:72:78:83).

3rd row K49(55:60:66:71), p36, k49(55:60:66:71). 4th row K to end.

5th to 14th rows Rep 3rd and 4th rows 5 times more. 15th row As 3rd row. 16th row K61(67:72:78:83),

C24B, k49(55:60:66:71). 17th to 28th

rows Rep 3rd and 4th rows 6 times more. These 28 rows form the patt. Cont in patt and dec 1 st at each end of 8th and 3 foll 36th rows. 126(138: 148:160:170) sts. Cont straight un­til front matches Back to beg of arm­hole shap­ing, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Shape arm­holes Keep­ing patt cor­rect, cast off 4(5:6: 7:8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 118 (128:136:146:154) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 5(7:7:9:9) rows, then on foll 5(6:6:6:6) RS rows, then on foll 4th row. 96(100:108:114:122) sts. Cont straight un­til front matches Back to beg of shoul­der and fun­nel neck shap­ing, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Shape shoul­ders and fun­nel neck Keep­ing patt cor­rect, cast off 3(4:5: 6:7) sts at beg of next 4(2:2:2:2) rows, then 2(3:4:5:6) sts at beg of foll 2(4:4:4:4) rows. 80(80:82:82:84) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 rows, then on foll WS row. 74(74:76: 76:78) sts. Work 15 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row. Next row

(WS) K19(19:20:20:21), [p2­tog, p2­tog tbl] 9 times, k19(19:20:20:21). 56(56: 58:58:60) sts. Cast off.

SLEEVES

With 3.75mm nee­dles, cast on 53(55: 57:57:59) sts. Work­ing in garter st through­out, Work as fol­lows: Inc 1 st at each end of 13 th (11 th :11 th :9 th :9 th) and ev­ery foll 14 th (12 th :12 th :10 th :10 th) row to 73(67:79:77:91) sts, then on ev­ery foll 16 th (14 th :14 th :12 th :-) row un­til there are 75(79:83:87:-) sts. Cont straight un­til sleeve mea­sures 45(45:46:46:46) cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Shape top

Cast off 4(5:6:7:8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 67(69:71:73:75) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on foll RS row, then on 9 foll 4th rows. 41(43: 45:47:49) sts. Work 1 row. Dec 1 st at each end of next row and ev­ery foll RS row un­til 33 sts rem, then on foll 5 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. 23 sts. Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem 15 sts.

TO MAKE UP

Do not press. Join both shoul­der and fun­nel neck seams. With cen­tre of sleeve top to shoul­der seam, sew sleeves into arm­holes, eas­ing to fit.

• Taken from Rowan Knit­ting And Cro­chet Mag­a­zine 64, £12.95

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