Plaits and Links Cardigan


Kathy Zimmerman

A cropped silhouette livens up a classic cabled cardigan. A wooly, Shetland-style yarn gives definition to Aran styling. Back and fronts are worked separately with raglan shaping.

Finished Size 37¾ (41, 44¾, 48, 51¾)" bust circumference, buttoned, with fronts overlapped about 1½". Cardigan shown measures 37¾".

Yarn Green Mountain Spinnery Wonderfully Woolly (100% New England wool; 250 yards [228 m]/4 oz [115 g]): #7404 lichen 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) skeins.

Needles Neckband and cuffs-size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" circular (cir). Body and sleeves-size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle; three ⅝" buttons.

Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Seed st on larger needles; 12 sts of Chart A = 2¼ " wide on larger needles; 18 sts of Chart B = 3½" wide on larger needles; 12 sts of Charts C and D = 2" wide on larger needles.

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6 thoughts on “Plaits and Links Cardigan

  1. I love this cardigan and would dearly love to knit it, but I am having a problem with the directions. Granted I am new to cables but not knitting and the instructions make no sense to me. The problem is this: the back has a cable running right through the welt boarder but the fronts do not, they have 4 repeats of the seed welt boarder. What to do? Can someone help me? Thank you so much.

  2. I feel so foolish! I looked at all the pictures both on-line and in the magazine, read the directions repeatedly and finally I got it. I can now proceed with a project In have longed to make.