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Manicouagan Pullover, As Seen on Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell Episode 1201

Nov 19, 2013
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Knits and knit.wear editor Lisa Shroyer visits with Vickie to talk about unusual cables on Episode 1201 of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell. Lisa demonstrates how to work a cable and drop stitch pattern and explains how the combination of the two stitch patterns affects gauge.

About the Manicouagan Pullover

A henley-inspired pullover with deep placket and an allover cable-drop-stitch pattern, the Manicouagan Pullover sports a rugged gleam thanks to the nettle-wool blend of the yarn.

Designer Alex Capshaw-Taylor

Finished Size 34 (37 1/2, 41, 44 1/2, 48 1/2)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 34", modeled with 4" of positive ease.

Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Woodland (65% wool, 35% nettles; 131 yd [120 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #3175 charcoal, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Removable markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle; eight 5/8" buttons.

Gauge 22 sts and 25 rows = 4" in Drop St Cable patt on larger needles after dropping sts; 31 sts and 27 rows = 4" in Drop St Cable patt on larger needles before dropping sts.

Originally published in Interweave Knits, Winter 2014

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Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning. The show guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.

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jean01 wrote
on Jan 11, 2014 7:28 PM



on Jan 9, 2014 3:39 PM

This swrater looks fantastic! Solve the sweater on, sweater off dance after a certain age? Keep my areas of arthritic type pain warm and cozy while not being overwhelming? Half cardigan w the advantages of a pullover. And adorable! Can't wait to try it!

Beate123 wrote
on Jan 9, 2014 1:21 PM
DawnS@29 wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 5:03 PM

Ohh, your lucky sister! 

ddipsy wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 1:20 PM

The woman in the picture, wearing the drop stitch sweater, looks exactly like my sister.  This sweater will be a surprise gift to her, just for the fun of it.  I like the drop stitch look.  Wish I could incorporate it, more often, in one of my self-designed patterns.  I've been too cautious thus far.  You have inspired me to study this design a bit more; and, I will ponder it while knitting the sweater for my sister.  A big Thank You!!!