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Oversized cabled cardigan

Oversized cabled cardigan



SIZES

To fit: 81-91 [91-102:102-112]cm (32-36[36-40:40-44]in)

Actual measurement cuff to cuff approx: 141[147:158]cm (55.5[58:62]in)

Length approx: 90[95:100]cm (35.5[37.5:39.5]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky

100% British wool (approx 110m per 100g)

14[15:16] x 100g balls 955 Shetland Morrit

1 pair each 7mm and 9mm needles

Cable needle

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

11 sts and 18 rows to 10cm over garter st using 9mm needles. Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

cn = cable needle.

C20F = slip next 10 sts on cn and hold at front of work, k10 from LH needle then K10 from cn.

C6F = slip next 3 sts on cn and hold at front of work, k3 from LH needle then k3 from cn.

C6B = slip next 3 sts on cn and hold at back of work, k3 from LH needle then k3 from cn.

TIPS

Tack ribbon or tape to the inside of the cardigan at the shoulder area to the tip of the cuff, to minimise stretching.

PATTERN NOTES

The Back, Front and Sleeves are all worked as one piece and are folded and seamed to form the silhouette. Avoid joining a new end of yarn at the outer edge of the placket, try to start a new end on the cable edge as this can be easily hidden in the seam.

BODY

With 9mm needles cast on 100[104:106] sts.

Work in g-st until piece meas 105[107:110]cm (41 [42:43.5]in) (approx 200[204:210] rows).

Cast off.

CUFFS (MAKE 2)

With 9mm needles cast on 28[32:36] sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K4[6:8], p20, k4[6:8].

Rows 3 to 14: As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 15: K4[6:8], C20F, k4[6:8].

Row 16: As Row 2.

Rows 17 to 42: As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 43: As Row 15.

Row 44: As Row 2.

Rows 45 to 70: As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 71: As Row 15.

Row 72: As Row 2.

Rows 73 to 98: As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 99: As Row 15.

Row 100: As Row 2

Rows 101 to 115: As Rows 1 to 2.

Cast off.

RIGHT HAND PLACKET

Right Hand Side With 9mm needles cast on 23 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K2, p6, k15.

Rows 3 to 8: As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 9: K15, C6F, k2.

Row 10: As Row 2.

Rows 1 to 10 form patt.

Cont in patt until piece meas 52[57:62]cm (20.5[22.5:24.5]in) ending with a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row (RS): Cast off 14 sts, patt to end. 9 sts.

Next row (WS): Work in patt to last 2 sts, patt 2tog. 8 sts.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, patt to end. 6 sts.

Next row: Patt to last 2 sts, patt 2tog. 5 sts.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Cast off rem sts.

LEFT HAND PLACKET

With 9mm needles cast on 23 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K15, p6, k2.

Rows 3 to 8: As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 9: K15, C6B, k2.

Row 10: As Row 2.

Rows 1 to 10 form patt.

Cont in patt until piece meas 52[57:62]cm (20.5[22.5:24.5]in) ending with a RS row.

Shape neck

Next row (WS): Cast off 14 sts, patt to end. 9 sts.

Next row (RS): Work in patt to last 2 sts, patt 2tog. 8 sts.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, patt to end. 6 sts.

Next row: Patt to last 2 sts, patt 2tog. 5 sts.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, patt to end. 3 sts.

Next row: Work 1 st, patt 2tog. 2 sts.

Cast off rem sts.

COLLAR

Worked double height and folded.

With 7mm needles cast on 82 sts.

Row 1 (RS): (K1, p2) to last st, k1.

Row 2 (WS): P1,(k2, p1) to end.

Rep last 2 rows 17 more times. (36 rows total).

Cast off.

TO FINISH OFF

Block all pieces to sizes given, tie off and weave in any loose ends.

Step 1: Take body rectangle and fold in half lengthwise (cast-on and cast-off edges as selvedges). Mark the centre point on either edge with a contrast thread. Find centre point of cuffs and pin to body rectangle. With RS facing sew Cuffs to body along selvedges. Fold body in half and sew down open edges as marked to form the Sleeve.

Step 2: Open up cardigan and form into an envelope shape. Measure out approx 13cm (5in) at centre back neck and mark with contrast thread. With RS facing attach both plackets to either edges of cardigan. Find centre point of both back neck of cardigan and neck piece and mark with contrast thread. Using thread as a guide and with WS facing, attach cast-on edge of collar to neck opening on cardigan. Fold collar widthwise and sew cast-off edge to outside of cardigan encasing top edge of cardigan. Close up both ends on collar for a neat finish.