I loved visiting Cathedral Grove forest on Vancouver Island, and the cables in this design were inspired by the majestic trees in the forest. This is a cozy cardigan you’ll want to wrap yourself in to stay warm and stylish!
The cardigan is knit from the top-down, in one piece. Starting with the back to the underarm, then with the fronts, and the sts are joined to knit the body. Stitches are picked up to knit the sleeves in the round and stitches are picked up to knit the collar. The cardigan has pockets and the buttons are optional.
You will need: Approximately 906 (987, 1150, 1294, 1516, 1668, 1820) m / 990 (1079, 1257, 1415, 1657, 1824, 1990) yards of Aran weight yarn shown in Hinterland Range in colour ‘Truffle’.
5.5 mm / US 9 circular needle and DPNs
5 mm / US 8 circular needle at least 81 cm / 32 inches in length to knit the collar.
4.5 mm / US 7 DPNs (for the sleeves’ cuff)
12 stitch markers, 2 markers that you can open and hook (like safety pins), tapestry needle, cable needle, waste yarn or stitch holders
Optional: 5 buttons (20 mm to 25 mm / 0.75 to 1 inch); the bronze buttons shown here were made by hand by Kristan MacIntyre
14.5 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in st st on 5.5 mm / US 9 needle (after blocking)
Note that there are no row by row written instructions for the charts.
SX (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) = 86.5 (94, 101.5, 114.5, 127, 140, 152.5) cm / 34 (37, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60) inches (when buttoned).
Shown in size M on model with a 89 cm / 35 inch bust. I suggest to chose a size with 5 cm / 2 inches or more of positive ease.
14.5 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm/4 inches in st st on 5.5 mm / US 9 needle (after blocking, i.e. washing, drying)
Photography by Lori Andrews, IG @theoriginal10cent