Ca­bles on the Cat­walk

Worked seam­lessly, this chunky lace pullover works as a vest, hoodie or over­size turtle­neck.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Galina Car­roll

Sizes

Woman’s X-small/small (medium/large) In­struc­tions are given for smaller size, with larger size in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to both sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 30 (45) inches Length to shoul­der:

Ma­te­ri­als

22 (23) inches • Rowan Big Wool (su­per bulky weight; 100% merino wool; 87 yds/100g per ball): 7 (9) balls steel blue #52 • Size 11 (8mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle • Size 13 (9mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size J/10 (6mm) cro­chet hook • Stitch mark­ers (one unique to in­di­cate

beg of rnd)

Gauge

19 sts (panel plus braid) = 71/2 inches wide and 43/4 inches high To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH nee­dle. Slip, slip, slip, knit (sssk): Sl 3 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle; re­turn sts to LH nee­dle in turned po­si­tion and k3­tog-tbl—a left-lean­ing dou­ble dec.

Pat­tern Stitches

2x2 Rib (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for pat. Leaf Panel (13-st panel) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Leaf Panel from a chart. Rnd 1: K9, k3­tog, yo, k1, yo. Rnd 2 and all even-num­bered rnds: Knit. Rnd 3: K7, k3­tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1. Rnd 5: K5, k3­tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2. Rnd 7: K3, k3­tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3. Rnd 9: Yo, k1, yo, sssk, k9. Rnd 11: K1, [yo, k1] twice, sssk, k7. Rnd 13: K2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sssk, k5. Rnd 15: K3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sssk, k3. Rnd 16: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1–16 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Note: Read through en­tire Braid di­rec­tions be­fore start­ing. Make Braid: Slip the next pair of ad­ja­cent knit sts off LH nee­dle. Al­low sts to drop to cast-on rnd (for rib) or purl rnd (be­tween Leaf Pan­els), form­ing “lad­ders.” With RS fac­ing, in­sert cro­chet hook into space above low­est 2 “lad­der-strands”; catch the strands with the cro­chet hook, form­ing a loop. *In­sert hook into the space above the next 2 strands, cre­at­ing a 2nd loop, then draw new loop through first loop on hook. Rep from * to top of dou­ble dropped-st col­umn. Sep­a­rate strands into 2 sts at the top and place on RH nee­dle. Work rem of rnd as es­tab­lished, work­ing Braid at each pair of knit sts. If there is an un­even num­ber of “lad­der­strands” in the col­umn of dropped sts, work first loop with just 1 strand, then con­tinue as above.

Pat­tern Notes

Gar­ment is worked in the round from the bot­tom to the arm­holes. Arm­holes are cre­ated by bind­ing of stitches on 1 round, then im­me­di­ately cast­ing on the same num­ber of stitches above the bound-off stitches on the fol­low­ing round. The deep ribbed cowl con­tin­ues in the round.

Body

With smaller cir­cu­lar nee­dle and us­ing long-tail cast-on (see page 76), cast on 72 (92) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts.

Work 10 rnds 2x2 Rib. Braid rnd: *Make Braid, p2; rep from * around.

Change to larger nee­dle. Inc rnd: Knit and inc 4 (3) sts evenly around—76 (95) sts.

Purl 1 rnd. Set-up rnd: *Work 13-st Leaf Panel, p2, k2, p2, pm; rep from * around.

Work even, main­tain­ing 6 sts of es­tab­lished Rib be­tween Leaf Pan­els, un­til piece mea­sures 22 (23) inches, end­ing with an odd-num­bered rnd. Braid rnd: *P15, Make Braid, p2; rep from * around, re­mov­ing all mark­ers; cut yarn.

Yoke

Slip 7 sts from LH to RH nee­dle and re­join yarn; pm for new beg of rnd.

Purl 1 rnd. Arm­hole bind-off rnd: Bind off 18 (20) sts for arm­hole; k20 (28) sts for front; bind off 18 (20) sts for arm­hole; k20 (27) sts for back. Arm­hole cast-on rnd: Us­ing cable cast-on method (see page 79), cast on 18 (20) sts for arm­hole and shoul­der; p20 (28); cast on 18 (20) sts for arm­hole and shoul­der; p20 (27). Cowl Change to smaller nee­dle and purl 1 rnd.

Work in 2x2 Rib un­til piece mea­sures 20 inches from arm­hole cast-on rnd. Braid rnd: *Make Braid, drop­ping sts down to first purl rnd of cowl, p2; rep from * around. Purl 1 rnd. Knit 1 rnd. Purl 1 rnd. Loosely bind off all sts kwise.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments.

Stitches have been dropped. Use cro­chet hook to chain up.

Chain all the way up un­til dropped stitches have been worked. Sep­a­rate chain into two stitches on work­ing nee­dle af­ter braid is com­plete.

Make sure to grab 2 strands for each chain stitch.

Af­ter braid is com­plete, stitches are worked back into the pat­tern.

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