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The Comeback Cardigan

DESCRIPTION

The Comeback Cardigan is a return to my first love in knitting: epic cables.

This thigh-length cardigan is worked from the top down in aran-weight wool. The cardigan features intricate cable panels running down the mid back and sleeves. Cabled pocket details accentuate the otherwise simple, reverse stockinette front.

Waist shaping gives a subtle hourglass curve while gentle A-line increases ensure the garment fits comfortably around the hips. The cardigan is finished with ribbed bands that frame the scooped neck and both fronts.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for all cable patterns.

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SIZES

  • XS (S, M, L, XL) [2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]
  • To fit a 75 (85, 95, 105, 115) [125, 135, 145, 155] cm / 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58, 62]" bust
  • Finished bust circumference: approx. 82 (92, 103, 114, 122) [132, 143, 154, 160] cm / 32¼ (36½, 40, 44¾, 48) [52¼, 56¼, 60½, 63¼]"
This size-inclusive cardigan is intended to be worn with approx. 5–10 cm / 2–4" of positive ease.

The model wears size S on an 87 cm / 34¼" bust with 5 cm / 2" of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

See last photo.

MATERIALS

Yarn

  • Rowan Magpie Aran (100% wool, 140 m/100 g, 153 yd/3.53 oz), approx. 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) [11, 12, 13, 14] skeins
  • Or Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (50% wool, 25% viscose, 25% alpaca, 87 m/50 g, 95 yd/1.76 oz), approx. 11 (13, 14, 15, 16) [18, 19, 21, 22] skeins
  • Or aran-weight yarn, approx. 950 (1100, 1200, 1300, 1400) [1500, 1650, 1800, 1900] m / 1050 (1200, 1300, 1450, 1550) [1650, 1800, 1950, 2050] yd

The sample cardigan was knitted in Rowan Magpie Aran in the colorway Pumice.

Needles
  • 5.5 mm / US #9 long circular needle (80–100 cm /32–40") for reverse stockinette and cables (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • 4.5 mm / US #7 long circular needle for ribbing
  • If not working in magic loop, double-pointed needles in the same sizes for the sleeves.
Notions
  • Waste yarn, spare circular needle, or cable for provisional cast-on
  • 10 stitch markers: 6 cable markers + 4 raglan markers
  • Cable needle (optional)
  • Waste yarn, extra cable, or circular needle for holding the sleeve stitches
  • Waste yarn for pocket openings
  • Spare needles for pockets
  • 9 (9, 9, 9, 10) [10, 10, 10, 11] buttons approx. 2 cm / ¾" in diameter
  • Darning needle

GAUGE

  • 15 sts × 22.5 rows = 10 cm / 4" in reverse stockinette on larger needles, blocked
  • 17 sts × 24 rows = 10 cm / 4" in ribbing on smaller needles, blocked

TECHNIQUES USED

The pattern uses the following techniques: long-tail and provisional cast-ons, cables, yarnover increases, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch in pattern, mattress stitch in reverse stockinette, and hand sewing using whip stitch.

REFERENCES

You will get the following files:

  • PDF (3MB)
  • PDF (3MB)

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