Cable Yoked Cardigan

Materials

  • Caron International Simply Soft Off-White Yarn: 22 (23, 24, 26, 28, 30) oz.
  • Coordinating buttons, 1-1/4”, three

Tools

  • Needles, size US 9 (5.5mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Type

  • 6-st LC (left cable): >Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front of work, k3, k3 from cn.
  • 6-st RC (right cable): >Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to back of work, k3, k3 from cn.
  • Stockinette stitch: >2x2 rib and 2-st cable rib 2x2 rib

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Directions

Gauge

  • 1. In Stockinette stitch, 16 sts and 22 rows = 4”/10cm. In 2x2 rib and 2-stitch cable rib, 21 sts and 25 rows = 4”/10cm

Plait cable (worked on 9 sts)

  • 1. Row 1 (RS): K9. Row 2 and all WS rows: P9. Row 3: 6-st RC, k3. Row 5: Rep Row 1. Row 7: K3, 6-st LC. Row 8: Rep Row 2. Repeat Rows 1-8 for Plait Cable.

Plait Cables for Back yoke

  • 1. (Note: Work to row specified in instructions.) Row 1 (RS): K3, p2, k9, p2, k to last 16 sts, p2, k9, p2, k3. Row 2 and all WS rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
  • 2. Row 3: K3, p2, 6-st RC, k3, p2, k to last 16 sts, p2, k3, 6-st RC, p2, k3.. Row 5: Rep Row 1. Row 7: K3, p2, k3, 6-st LC, p2, k to last 16 sts, p2, 6-st LC, k3, p2, k3. Row 8: Repeat Row 2. Repeat Rows 1-8 for pattern

Plait Cables for Front yoke

  • 1. (Note: Work to row specified in instructions.) Row 1 (RS): K3, p2, k9, p2, k to end. Row 2 and all WS rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Row 3: K3, p2, 6-st RC, k3, p2, k to end. Row 5: Rep Row 1. Row 7: K3, p2, k3, 6-st LC, p2, k to end. Row 8: Repeat Row 2. Rep Rows 1-8 for pattern.

2x2 Rib and 2-st Cable Rib (for sleeves & pocket)

  • 1. (Mult 8 sts + 6) Row 1 (RS): *P2, k2; rep from *, end p2. Rows 2 and 4: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Row 3: *P2, k2, p2, *k the 2nd st, then knit the first st and slide both sts off the ndl; rep from *, end p2, k2, p2. Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.

Back

  • 1. Cast on 86 (94, 102, 110, 118, 126) sts. (RS) Beg 2x2 rib; work until piece measures 2” from beg, end with a WS row.
  • 2. Change to St st and work even until piece meas 19 1/2 (21 1/2, 20 1/2, 21, 20 3/4, 20 1/2)” from beg, end with a RS row. Next row: Purl, dec 8 sts evenly across row -- 78 (86, 94, 102, 110, 118) sts. Beg 2x2 rib; work 12 rows.

Shape Armholes

  • 1. (RS) Change to St st. bind off 3 (3, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts beg next 2 rows -- 72 (80, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts.
  • 2. Yoke: Work Plait Cable for Back yoke for rem of piece. Work even until armhole measures 9-1/2(9-1/2, 10-1/2, 11, 11-1/4, 11-1/2)”, end with a WS row.
  • 3. Bind off 17 (21, 23, 26, 30, 33) sts beg next 2 rows. Place rem 38 (38, 38, 40, 40, 42) sts on holder for neck.

Left Front

  • 1. Cast on 42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts. (RS) Beg 2x2 rib; work until piece measures 2” from beg, end with a WS row.
  • 2. Change to St st and work even until piece measures 19-1/2 (21-1/2, 20-1/2, 21, 20 3/4, 20-1/2)” from beg, end with a RS row. Next row: Purl, dec 6 sts evenly across row -- 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) sts Beg 2x2 rib; work 12 rows.

Shape Armhole and Neck

  • 1. (RS) Change to St st and work left armhole as for Back. At the same time, work Plait cable for Front yoke and shape neck as follows:
  • 2. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next row, every 3 rows 9 (9, 9, 13, 5, 7) times, then every 4 rows 6 (6, 6, 3, 11, 10) times — 17 (21, 23, 26, 30, 33) shoulder sts
  • 3. Work until armhole measures same as Back, then bind off.

Right Front

  • 1. Work as for Left Front, rev all shaping.

Sleeves

  • 1. Cast on 78 (78, 86, 86, 94, 94) sts. (RS) Beg 2x2 rib; work 12 rows. Start 2x2 rib and 2-st cable rib; work 2 rows.
  • 2. Inc 1 st each side of next row, and then every 4 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) rows 10 (13, 12, 13, 12, 13) times - 100 (106, 112, 114, 120, 122) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 9 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10)” from beg, end with a WS row. Bind off loosely.

Patch Pockets (make 2)

  • 1. Cast on 38 sts. (RS) Beg 2x2 rib; work 12 rows. Change to 2x2 rib and 2-st cable rib and work until pocket measures approx 7” from beg, end with pattern Row 4. Bind off all sts.

Left Front Button Band

  • 1. (Note: Bands are worked in two pieces and seamed in center back.)
  • 2. With RS facing, pick up and k174 (186, 186, 190, 190, 194) sts from bottom of hem of left front to center of back of neck.
  • 3. Beg 2x2 rib; work 12 rows.
  • 4. Bind off all sts.

Right Front Buttonhole Band

  • 1. Work as for Left Band working three 2-st buttonholes on Row 6, with one centered at 2x2 rib on yoke and then 2 more spaced below, 3-1/2” apart.

Finishing

  • 1. Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves in place, easing as necessary. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew Left and Right Front bands at center Back.
  • 2. Try on jacket and sew on pockets at desired placement, approx 3-1/2” from front edge. Sew on buttons.
  • 3. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block and steam lightly.
by Kathy Perry for Caron International
Cable Yoked Cardigan
Cable Yoked Cardigan