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Cabled Cardigan with Shawl Collar
by Veronik Avery
Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/50 grams)
15 (17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25) skeins
2145 (2350, 2590, 2775, 3125, 3305, 3535) total yards of DK weight wool yarn
Photographed in color HumpbackGauge
22 stitches & 32 rows = 4" in Moss Stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
32 stitches & 32 rows = 4" in Open Lattice Cable Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
One 22-stitch panel from Fancy Cable Chart measures approximately 3" wide with Size A needle(s),
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 24" circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Ribbing)
One pair of straight needles and/or a 47" circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size A Needle
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One pair of straight needles or a 24" circular needle*, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used for most pieces. A very long circular needle is required for the collar due to the large number of stitches.
One pair of straight needles or a 24" circular needle* and one 16" circular needle in size needed to
obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3. mm (US 4)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.
33¾ (36¾, 39¾, 42¾, 47¼, 50¼, 54¼)" [85.5 (93.5, 101, 108.5, 120, 127.5, 138) cm] circumference at
Intended Ease: + 6–8" [15–20.5 cm]
Sample shown is size 39¾" [101 cm] with 8¾" [22 cm] ease on model
Stitch markers, cable needle (CN), T-pins (optional), blunt tapestry needle
If working Tubular Cast On, you will also require smooth waste yarn (sport weight cotton, silk, or bamboo
yarn) and Size C needle(s). You may use another cast on if desired, omitting these tools.
Required Techniques: Cast on of knitter’s choice, binding off in pattern, increasing and decreasing,
reading charts, cable knitting, maintaining complex patterns, following multiple concurrent
instructions, picking up stitches
Optional Techniques: 1x1 Tubular Cast On, 1x1 Tubular Bind Off, Kitchener Stitch
Please note that this pattern is not sold at Loop but the yarns are. We show them here as reference for materials and pattern descriptions for you.