Sople Cardigan - a knitting pattern
Sople is a cabled cardigan worked seamlessly from top to bottom. It starts with Provisional Cast-On at back neck. First you shape back, next right front until armhole, then left front in similar way. Finally you join all three parts and work back and forth. The sleeves are top-down. The stitches for the sleeves are picked up around armhole and the sleeve caps are shaped using short rows. Cable patterning and ribbing at the cuffs mimics that of the main body. To finish you make button bands and I-cord neck band.
XS (S, M1, M2)L, XL, XXL.
The cardigan should be worn with about 5 cm/2 inches of negative ease at bust.
Finished bust (cm): 76.5, 82, 87, 93, 100, 108.5, 116.5.
Finished bust (inches): 30.5, 33, 34.75, 37, 40, 43.5, 46.5.
Sample shown in size M1 on 37” bust.
4 (4, 4, 5)6, 6, 6 skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight (100% merino; 115g/260 yards). Sample shown in Frost colorway.
3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle (60 cm/24” long) and dpns.
3.75 mm/US #5 circular needle (60 cm/24” long).
4.0 mm/US #6 circular needle (60 cm/24” long) and dpns.
Crochet hook and long scrap yarn for Provisional Cast-On, 8 buttons (about 1 cm/0.5” in diameter), cable needle, interlocking stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders/scrap yarn.
22 sts and 28 rows in 10 cm/4” in St st worked flat with the largest needles (after washing).
Take time to save time - check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
The pattern has been tested and tech edited.
The cables are only charted.