Cable & Bobble Pullover

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Classic Aran style goes minimalist in a pretty pullover with just enough details. Honeycomb panels flanked by crocheted bobbles and mirrored cables adorn the front and back on a plush bed of gently textured moss stitch. Several inches of positive ease keep the fit relaxed enough for weekend wear, but professional good looks make Backbay fetching with a wool skirt and tights or a smart pair of trousers, too.

Backbay is knit with Shelter in the round to the armholes; the front, back, and set-in sleeves are then worked flat and seamed together. The pattern includes directions for thoughtful details like garter stitch selvedges; tubular hem, cuff, and neckband ribbings; and a special bind-off over the cabled portion of the fabric for a neat and elastic finish.



Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 1080 (1195, 1320, 1405, 1550, 1675) yards 


Please note: the cable stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 20 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 46 (46, 46, 58, 58, 58)-stitch panel from Chart measures 7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 9)” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):

  • One each 16″ and 24″ (for sizes 34 & 37¼”) or 32″ circular needle (for other sizes) and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 34 (37¼, 40½, 42¾, 46, 49¼)” circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 2–4″
  • Sample shown is size 37¼” with 3¼” ease on model

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


  • Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmerman’s method)
  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)


  • Tubular Cast On- circular knitting (for 1 x 1 ribbed fabric)
  • 1 x 1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Grafting (Kitchener Stitch)
Jared Flood
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