Cardigan with Cable Pattern
Size: 10 (US 8).
Yarn: 700 g (100% Merino Wool, yardage = 125 m/50 g); one pair quick knit needles sizes 4.5 mm (US 7); 1 cable needle; 6 buttons.
Double Rib Pattern:
With contrasting yarn, cast on half of the necessary number of sts.
Row 1: with main yarn work * K1, 1 yo, rep from *;
Row 2: * work yo kwise, slip 1 st pwise without working, yarn forward (to the purl position), rep from *;
Row 3 and further rows: * K1, slip 1 st pwise, yarn forward (to the purl position), rep from *.
Unravel contrasting yarn in finished piece.
Rib Pattern 2/2: alt K2, P2.
Reverse stocking stitch (Rev St st): work RS rows P and WS rows K.
Work according to chart. Each motif is 16 sts wide, with Rev St st sections between motifs.
over cable patt: 27 sts and 22 rows = 10 x 10 сm.
Cast on 102 sts and work 6 rows in Double Rib Patt, then cont in Rib Patt 2/2.
When piece measures 10 cm from cast on, work in Cable Patt.
Armhole Shaping: When piece measures 42 cm from Rib Patt, bind off 3 sts once at each end, then dec 1 st 3 times after first st and before last st on every 2nd row.
After 19 cm from armhole beg, bind off 19 sts each side for shoulders and place center 52 sts on holder for neckline shaping.
Cast on 42 sts and work in Rib Patt same as back.
Cont to work in Cable Pattern.
After 37 cm from Rib Patt, to shape neckline, on right side after first st dec 1 st 4 times on every 2nd row and 1 st 13 times on every 4th row.
Work armhole on left side same as back.
When piece measures 24 cm from neckline slant, bind off rem 19 sts each side for shoulders.
Left Front: Work in reverse.
Cast on 62 sts and work in Rib Patt same as back.
Cont in Cable Pattern. Dec 4 sts evenly on Row 1.
Then inc at each end 1 st 4 times on every 14th row and 1 st 4 times on every 10th row working increased sts as follows: first 3 sts in Rev St st, foll sts in St st.
Cap Shaping: When piece measures 41 cm from Rib Patt, bind off 3 sts once at each end, then dec 1 st 9 times after first st and before last st on every 2nd row.
After 8 cm from sleeve cap beg, bind off rem 50 sts.
Close shoulder seams.
For Band Shaping, cast on 230 sts along right front edge and half of back neckline as foll: beg from back neckline center cast on 32 sts and work in Rib Patt 2/2, on right side (towards right front) casting on 3 sts 20 times, 6 sts 3 times, 120 sts once on every 2nd row along front edge up to bottom.
After 16 rows from right front band beg, work 3 buttonholes as foll: the first one - after 52 sts from front bottom, the rest - at 24-st intervals; after 6 cm work another 3 buttonholes.
After 25 cm from cast on (along back neckline) work 4 rows in Double Rib Pattern and bind off all sts using Kitchener stich.
Work second part of neckline band and left front band in reverse, without buttonholes.
Sew side and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Sew on buttons.