Wan­der­ing Ca­bles

This V-neck cardi­gan fea­tures loads of tex­ture; shaped side vents cre­ate a flat­ter­ing A-line sil­hou­ette.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Mar­gret Will­son

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 36 (391/2, 423/4, 48, 511/2) inches (but­toned) Length: 241/4 (243/4, 251/4, 253/4, 261/4) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ber­roco Vin­tage (worsted weight; 52% acrylic/ 40% wool/8% ny­lon; 218 yds/ 100g per hank): 7 (7,8, 9, 9) hanks fen­nel #5175 • Size 7 (4.5mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch hold­ers • Stitch mark­ers • 5 (5/8-inch) but­tons

Gauge

19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Welt pat, blocked. 20-st Braided and Di­a­mond Cable Pan­els mea­sure 3 inches wide. 14-st Zigzag Cable Pan­els mea­sure 2 inches. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Sl 2 to cn and hold in front; k2, k2 from cn. 2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Sl 2 to cn and hold in back; k2, k2 from cn. 2 over 1 Left Cross (2/1 LC): Sl 2 to cn and hold in front; k1, k2 from cn. 2 over 1 Right Cross (2/1 RC): Sl 1 to cn and hold in back; k2, k1 from cn. 2 over 1 Left Purl Cross (2/1 LPC): Sl 2 to cn and hold in front; p1, k2 from cn. 2 over 1 Right Purl Cross (2/1 RPC): Sl 1 to cn and hold in back; k2, p1 from cn. Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal stand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through front of re­sult­ing loop. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle.

Pat­tern Stitches

Note: Charts are pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work cable pats from charts. Welt (any num­ber of sts) Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: Purl. Row 4: Knit.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat. Braided Cable Panel (20-st panel) Row 1 (RS): K2, p2, 2/2 LC, k4, 2/2 RC, p2, k2. Row 2 and all WS rows: P2, k2, p12, k2, p2. Row 3: K2, p2, k2, 2/2 LC, 2/2 RC, k2, p2, k2. Row 5: K2, p2, k4, 2/2 RC, k4, p2, k2. Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–6 for pat. Small Cable Panel (12-st panel) Row 1 (RS): K2, p2, 2/2 LC, p2, k2. Row 2: P2, k2, p4, k2, p2. Row 3: K2, p2, k4, p2, k2. Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat. Di­a­mond Cable Panel (20-st panel) Row 1 (RS): K2, p6, 2/2 LC, p6, k2. Row 2: P2, k6, p4, k6, p2. Row 3: K2, p5, 2/1 RC, 2/1 LC, p5, k2. Row 4: P2, k5, p2, k2, p2, k5, p2. Row 5: K2, p4, 2/1 RC, k2, 2/1 LC, p4, k2. Row 6: P2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2. Row 7: K2, p3, 2/1 RC, k4, 2/1 LC, p3, k2. Row 8: P2, k3, p2, k6, p2, k3, p2. Row 9: K2, p2, 2/1 RC, k6, 2/1 LC, p2, k2. Row 10: P2, k2, p2, k8, p2, k2, p2. Row 11: K2, p2, 2/1 LPC, k6, 2/1 RPC, p2, k2. Row 12: P2, k3, p2, k6, p2, k3, p2. Row 13: K2, p3, 2/1 LPC, k4, 2/1 RPC, p3, k2. Row 14: P2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2. Row 15: K2, p4, 2/1 LPC, k2, 2/1 RPC, p4, k2. Row 16: P2, k5, p2, k2, p2, k5, p2. Row 17: K2, p5, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p5, k2. Row 18: P2, k6, p4, k6, p2.

Rep Rows 1–18 for pat. Right Zigzag Cable Panel (14-st panel) Row 1 (RS): K4, 2/1 LC, p5, k2. Row 2: P2, k5, p2, k5. Row 3: K5, 2/1 LC, p4, k2. Row 4: P2, k4, p2, k6. Row 5: K6, 2/1 LC, p3, k2. Row 6: P2, k3, p2, k7. Row 7: K3, work 1-Row But­ton­hole over next 2 sts, k2, 2/1 LC, p2, k2. Row 8: P2, k2, p2, k8. Row 9: K7, 2/1 RPC, p2, k2. Row 10: P2, k3, p2, k7. Row 11: K6, 2/1 RPC, p3, k2. Row 12: P2, k4, p2, k6. Row 13: K5, 2/1 RPC, p4, k2. Row 14: P2, k5, p2, k5. Row 15: K4, 2/1 RPC, p5, k2. Row 16: P2, k6, p2, k4.

Rep Rows 1–16 for pat. Left Zigzag Cable Panel (14-st panel) Row 1 (RS): K2, p5, 2/1 RC, k4. Row 2: K5, p2, k5, p2. Row 3: K2, p4, 2/1 RC, k5. Row 4: K6, p2, k4, p2. Row 5: K2, p3, 2/1 RC, k6. Row 6: K7, p2, k3, p2. Row 7: K2, p2, 2/1 RC, k7. Row 8: K8, p2, k2, p2. Row 9: K2, p2, 2/1 LPC, k7. Row 10: K7, p2, k3, p2. Row 11: K2, p3, 2/1 LPC, k6. Row 12: K6, p2, k4, p2. Row 13: K2, p4, 2/1 LPC, k5. Row 14: K5, p2, k5, p2. Row 15: K2, p5, 2/1 LPC, k4. Row 16: K4, p2, k6, p2.

Rep Rows 1–16 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

1-Row But­ton­hole: Bring yarn to front, slip next st pwise, bring yarn to back. *Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle and pull first sl st over 2nd st; rep from * once; slip rem st back to LH nee­dle. Turn and us­ing cable method (see page 79), cast-on 3 sts (1 more than bound off). Turn again. Slip first st on LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle and pass ex­tra st on RH nee­dle over it.

Pat­tern Notes

Cardi­gan is worked in one piece from bot­tom to arm­holes, then fronts and back are worked sep­a­rately to shoul­ders. Sleeves are worked flat from the bot­tom up.

Cardi­gan

Lower Band Cast on 260 (276, 292, 316, 332) sts. Size Small Only Row 1 (WS): [P2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, [k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p4, (k2, p2) twice] 3 times, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2. Row 2 (RS): [K2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, [p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k4, (p2, k2) twice] 3 times, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2. Size Medium Only Row 1 (WS): [P2, k2] 3 times, p2, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, [k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, (p2, k2) twice, p4, (k2, p2) twice] 3 times, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2. Row 2 (RS): [K2, p2] 3 times, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, [p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, (k2, p2) twice, k4, (p2, k2) twice] 3 times, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2. Size Large Only Row 1 (WS): [P2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1 [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, [k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p4, (k2, p2) twice] 3 times, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2. Row 2 (RS): [K2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, [p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k4, (p2, k2) twice] 3 times, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2. Size X-Large Only Row 1 (WS): [P2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, [k1, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p4, (k2, p2) twice] 3 times, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 7 times, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2. Row 2 (RS): [K2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, [p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k4, (p2, k2) twice] 3 times, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2. Size 2X-Large Only Row 1 (WS): [P2, k2] 10 times, p4, [k2, p2] 14 times, [k2, (p2, k2) 6 times, p4, (k2, p2) twice] 3 times, [k2, p2] 18 times, k2, p4, [k2, p2] 10 times. Row 2 (RS): [K2, p2] 10 times, k4, [p2, k2] 14 times, [p2, (k2, p2) 6 times, k4, (p2, k2) twice] 3 times, [p2, k2] 18 times, p2, k4, [p2, k2] 10 times.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures 21/2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Body Row 1 (set-up, RS): Work 14-st Right Zigzag Cable Panel, pm; *work 9 (11, 13, 16, 18) sts in Welt pat, pm; work 20-st Braided Cable Panel, pm; work 9 (11, 13, 16, 18) sts

in Welt pat, pm for side-vent sec­tion; k2, p2, k2, p18 (side vent sts), k2, p2, k2, pm for side-vent sec­tion; work 9 (11, 13, 16, 18) sts in Welt pat, pm; work 20-st Braided Cable Panel, pm; work 9 (11, 13, 16, 18) sts in Welt pat, pm;* work 20-st Di­a­mond Cable Panel, pm; rep from * to *, work 14-st Left Zigzag Cable Panel. Rows 2–4: Work even, work­ing side­vent sec­tions as 6 sts in rib on ei­ther side of 18 sts in re­verse St st. Dec row (RS): [Work in es­tab­lished pat to first side-vent marker, k2, p2, k1, ssk; work to 7 sts be­fore next side-vent marker, k2­tog, k1, p2, k2] twice, work to end of row—4 sts dec.

Main­tain­ing es­tab­lished pat, rep Dec row [ev­ery 6 rows] 8 times, end­ing with a WS row—224 (240, 256, 280, 296) sts with 12 sts be­tween each set of side­vent mark­ers. Next row (RS): [Work in es­tab­lished pat to first side-vent marker; work 12-st Small Cable Panel] twice, work to end.

Work even un­til 16-row Zigzag Cable Pan­els have been worked a to­tal of 5 times. Shape Neck Neck-Dec row (RS): K5, ssk, work to last 7 sts, k2­tog, k5—2 sts dec. Next row: K4, p2, work to last 6 sts, p2, k4.

Main­tain­ing pat, rep Neck-Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 3 times, then [ev­ery 4 rows] once, end­ing with a WS row— 214 (230, 246, 270, 286) sts. Di­vi­sion row (RS): Work 47 (50, 53, 58, 61) front sts; bind off 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) un­der­arm sts; work 96 (102, 108, 118, 124) back sts (in­clud­ing st al­ready on RH nee­dle fol­low­ing bind-off); bind off 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) un­der­arm sts, work to end.

Trans­fer left and right front sts to hold­ers or waste yarn—96 (102, 108, 118, 124) back sts rem.

Back

Shape Arm­holes With WS fac­ing, re­join yarn to back sts.

Work 1 row even. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—2 sts dec.

Main­tain­ing es­tab­lished pat, rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 3 (3,4, 8, 9) times— 88 (94, 98, 100, 104) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 71/2 (8, 81/2, 9, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­ders At each arm­hole edge, bind off 8 (8, 9,9, 9) sts once, 8 (9,9, 9, 9) sts once and 9 (9,9, 9, 10) sts once—38 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts

Bind off rem sts for back neck. Left Front Note: Neck and arm­hole shap­ing oc­cur si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Shape Arm­hole & Neck With WS fac­ing, re­join yarn to left front neck edge.

Work 1 row even. Arm­hole-Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work to end—1 st dec at arm­hole edge.

Rep Arm­hole-Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 3 (3,4, 8, 9) times.

At the same time, con­tinue to dec at neck edge as es­tab­lished [ev­ery 4 rows] 12 (14, 15, 16, 17) times—

31 (32, 33, 33, 34) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der At arm­hole edge, bind off 8 (8,9, 9, 9) sts once, 8 (9,9, 9, 9) sts once and 9 (9,9, 9, 10) sts once—6 sts. Neck Band Row 1 (WS): K4, p2. Row 2 (RS): K6.

Rep last 2 rows un­til 6-st strip mea­sures 31/2 (33/4, 4, 41/4, 41/2) inches.

Trans­fer sts to holder; cut yarn, leav­ing a 10-inch tail. Right Front Note: Neck and arm­hole shap­ing oc­cur si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Shape Arm­hole & Neck With WS fac­ing, re­join yarn to right front arm­hole edge.

Work 1 row even. Arm­hole-Dec row (RS): Work to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—1 st dec at arm­hole edge.

Rep Arm­hole-Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 3 (3,4, 8, 9) times.

At the same time, con­tinue to dec at neck edge as es­tab­lished [ev­ery 4 rows] 12 (14, 15, 16, 17) times— 31 (32, 33, 33, 34) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Shoul­der At arm­hole edge, bind off 8 (8,9, 9, 9) sts once, 8 (9,9, 9, 9) sts once and 9 (9,9, 9, 10) sts once—6 sts. Neck Band Row 1 (RS): K6. Row 2 (WS): P2, k4.

Rep last 2 rows un­til 6-st strip mea­sures 31/2 (33/4, 4, 41/4, 41/2) inches.

Trans­fer sts to holder; cut yarn, leav­ing a 10-inch tail. Sleeve Cast on 44 (44, 44, 52, 52) sts. Cuff Row 1 (WS): [P2, k2] 5 (5,5, 6, 6) times, p4, [k2, p2] 5 (5,5, 6, 6) times. Row 2 (RS): [K2, p2] 5 (5,5, 6, 6) times, k4, [p2, k2] 5 (5,5, 6, 6) times.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til cuff mea­sures 3 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Body Row 1 (RS): K2, pm; work 10 (10, 10, 14, 14) sts in Welt pat, pm; work 20-st Di­a­mond Cable Panel, pm; work 10 (10, 10, 14, 14) sts in Welt pat, pm; k2. Row 2: Slip­ping mark­ers, p2, work Welt pat to next marker, work Di­a­mond Cable Panel to next marker, work Welt pat to next marker, p2. Inc row (RS): K2, sm; M1R, work in es­tab­lished pat to marker, M1L, sm; k2—2 sts inc.

Rep Inc row [ev­ery 4 rows] 3 (7, 11, 9, 12) times, then [ev­ery 6 rows] 12 (10, 8,9, 8) times, work­ing new sts into Welt pat as they ac­cu­mu­late—74 (78, 82, 88, 92) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 161/2 (163/4, 17, 171/4, 171/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Cap Bind off 6 (7,8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows—62 (64, 66, 70, 72) sts. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work in pat to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—2 sts dec. Next row: P2, work in pat to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep last 2 rows 13 (15, 15, 15, 17) times—34 (32, 34, 38, 36) sts.

Bind off 3 (2,2, 2, 2) sts at beg of next 2 rows—28 (28, 30, 34, 32) sts.

Bind off 3 (2,2, 3, 2) at beg of next 2 rows—22 (24, 26, 28, 28) sts.

Bind off rem sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve seams. Trans­fer left and right neck­band sts to sep­a­rate nee­dles.

With WS fac­ing, join neck­bands us­ing 3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 80).

Sew edge of neck­band to back neck.

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