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Diego cardigan

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I love to knit cables but haven’t designed heavily with them in the past—something about creating multiple charts for various sizes takes a bit of the joy out of all those cable crosses!
This sweater, though, just demanded to be brought to life, charts and all. It is inspired by photos of one of my favorite actors, Diego Luna, blessing us with his perfect smile while relaxing in a cozy cabled pullover. Though the basic cables are similar, once it was on the needles, this sweater became something else entirely—a cardigan, most obviously, with saddle shoulders, ¾ length sleeves, moderate waist shaping, and a traveling motif on the back that makes it stand out from traditional Aran sweaters. Diego is worked in Julie Asselin’s Nurtured, a quintessential autumn yarn with squish, structure and softly heathered hues. Rhinebeck sweater? I think so!
Note: This pattern is charted only.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X}; finished bust circumference 32 (36 ¼, 40, 44 ¼) {48, 52 ¼, 56, 60 ¼}“ /81.5 (92, 101.5, 112.5) {122, 132.5, 142, 153} cm
Sample shown in size S with approx. 1”/2.5 cm + ease

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in st st, blocked, on smaller needles
22 sts and 27 rows = 4”/10 cm in charted cable pattern, blocked, on larger needles

Yarn: Julie Asselin Nurtured, 100% fine wool, 130 yd/2 oz (118 m/56 g): 8 (9, 9, 10) {11, 13, 14, 16} skeins in Miel

Suggested needles: US 6/4 mm circular needle and DPNs or long circular needle for magic loop
US 7/4.5 mm circular needle

Notions:
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder
Cable needle
10 (10, 10, 10) {12, 12, 12, 12} 1/2”/15 mm buttons
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