Akiko

Akiko

Cabled Cardigan

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Lush cables and moss stitch make the most of Arbor’s beautiful stitch definition in this striking, sculptural cardigan. A dramatic collar is formed by extending the fronts to wrap around the shoulders and join behind the neck. The back is picked up from the edges of the joined shoulders and knit downward as a square of stockinette with a ribbed hem. Double-ribbed sleeves are picked up and knit flat down to the cuff. Side seams are sewn to complete the piece. Knit in Vintner or another bright color, Akiko makes a striking statement piece, but it would be elegant in Porter or Degas.

YARDAGE

  • 1540 (1695, 1935, 2110, 2365) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

YARN

  • 11 (12, 14, 15, 17) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Vintner
Gauge
  • 20 stitches & 29 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 20 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 40-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures 6″ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 23 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing with Size B needle(s), after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain 2×2 Ribbing gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Finished dimensions
  • 20½ (22½, 24½, 26½, 28½)” [52 (57, 62, 67.5, 72.5) cm] back width
  • Sized to fit approximately 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)” [81.5–86.5 (91.5–96.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127) cm] bust
  • Sample shown is size 22½” [57 cm] back width on model with 34″ [86.5 cm] bust

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Joinery Bind Off
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