Interlocking Cables

Jan 6, 2010
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Womens' experienced cabled sweater with foldover boatneck collar. Interlocking rope cables form an allover pattern and raglan sleeves shaping keeps the shoulders smooth, allowing the collar to drape gently.

Designer Shirley Paden
Finished size 34 (38½, 43, 48)". Sweater shown measures 34".
Yarn Filatura di Crosa Zara (100% wool; 136 yd [125 m]/50 g): #1705 oatmeal, 15 (17, 19, 21) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.
Needles Sizes 7, 8, 9, and 10 (4.5, 5, 5.5, and 6 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Markers (m);
• cable needle (cn);
• stitch holders;
• tapestry needle.
Gauge 60 sts and 52 rows = 8" in interlocking cables patt on size 8 needle; 62 sts and 60 rows = 8" in ribbing patt on size 7 needle.

 

 


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Julia H wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 11:48 AM

This arrangement of cables looks great but I don't think it would be very practical, namely if it's cool enough to wear such a think garment won't my neck freeze?!   Julia, England

Doggierose wrote
on Jan 19, 2010 1:43 PM

This will keep me busy in the Winter  it appears to be a beautiful jersey thankyou for offering it to us  thankyou again I remain Rose Carpenter NZ

MarianP wrote
on Jan 19, 2010 4:43 AM

I'll be buying her book as I think she's a fabulous designer: but I don't care for the collars especially big ones, as I'm short and have a  short neck as well. So any of the sweater/coats on the video would have to be redesigned by me so I can wear them.

MaggieP wrote
on Jan 18, 2010 3:17 PM

Today's IWK newsletter showed the designer and gave a link to this garment.  The page BEGAN -- with a discussion of how EASE was important and how vital it is for the designers to SHOW not only the finished sizes -- but also howmuch ease is allowed in that number.  It ALSO gave an example with a pattern that went up to about 56 inches. 

Imagine my disappoitment -- here's this truly lovely sweater and yes, it's something that I'd be quite pleased to wear -- but it only goes up to a finished size of 48 inches.  That means this will fit an adult woman of no more than 44 inches at the bustline.   The pattern is beautiful -- but it would be a Chinese Fire Drill to try to write it UP a couple of sizes to go around my 50 inch bust and have the needed SIX inches of ease, please and thank you. 

I'll be downloading it anyway -- in the hopes that I might be able to upsize by using a larger yarn or needle than what is called for.  

Pretty pattern -- pretty, feminine, graceful, elegant sweater.  Just wish it had been sized up more -- especially since THAT is what the article spoke of that was attached to the pattern.

Disappointed again --

Maggie

 

 

Goldcrown50 wrote
on Jan 18, 2010 1:56 PM

While I love the pattern for the sweater, and downloaded a copy for future use'; I would like  a way to be able to understand the way the stitches are done in this pattern. IS there a key to explain or decode the stitching pattern for this sweater?

Can you send the answer to my email, Goldcrown50@yahoo.com?

Thank you!