Geiger

Geiger

Cabled Cardigan

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5 of 5

1 is least difficult, 5 is most difficult

Ornately cabled and beautifully tailored, this cardigan inspired by Tyrolean jackets invites a full spectrum of styling choices. Medallion cables climb the fronts, sleeves, and back at a diminishing scale, eventually twining into an ornate braid that takes full advantage of Arbor’s excellent stitch definition. German short rows, transitions in background fabric, and traveling columns of ribbing create flattering lines and a precise fit. Twisted-rib button bands perfected with a picot bind-off are just one example of the delights in this pattern that await the advanced knitter.

YARN

  • 12 (13, 14, 16, 18, 19) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in colors Kettle & Klimt

YARDAGE

  • 1655 (1775, 1980, 2305, 2540, 2755) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

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

Gauge
  • 23 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch
  • 52-stitch panel from Lower Left-Leaning or Right-Leaning Chart = 6½” wide (at bottom)
  • 28-stitch panel from Upper Left-Leaning or Right-Leaning Chart = 3″ wide (from Rows 1–24)
  • 23-stitch panel from Upper Left-Leaning or Right-Leaning Chart = 2½” wide (from Rows 37–52)
  • 56-stitch panel from Lower Left or Right Sleeve Chart = 7″ wide (at bottom)
  • 12-stitch panel from Upper Left or Right Sleeve Chart = 1″ wide

Note: All gauges are on Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric and Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Buttonband)

  • One 40″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished dimensions
  • 33½ (36½, 40½, 45, 49, 53)” [85 (92.5, 103, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5) cm] circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 0–2″ [0–5 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 36½” [89.5 cm] with 4½” [11.5 cm] ease on model

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

  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Joinery Bind Off
Norah Gaughan
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