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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