Cabled & Textured Cardigan

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Haskell is a slightly cocoon-shaped cardigan bequeathing comfort to its wearer whether lounging or knocking about through cottage garden paths. An expanse of shifting broken rib surrounds panels of beaded cables for texture that is a delight to knit in pillowy Quarry — and all the more fascinating to watch as shadows are cast over the interplay of knits and purls giving the appearance of woven tweed from afar. Trimmed by garter stitch at the hem, yoke, and shaped collar, Haskell is the epitome of a knitterly hug.

This cardigan is worked flat, in pieces, from the bottom up, then sewn together. The shoulders are shaped with short rows (Wrap & Turn Method) and joined with the Joinery Bind Off. After the sides are seamed, the garter stitch hem is picked up and worked flat from the cast-on edge. The collar is picked up and worked flat after garment assembly; short rows (Wrap & Turn Method) are used for shaping. Optional patch pockets are knit separately and sewn on. The textured and cabled motifs are worked from charts only.


  • 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100 grams) 
  • Photographed in color Granite


  • 1320 (1470, 1600, 1760, 1910, 2060) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn

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

  • 14 stitches & 23 rows = 4″ in Broken Rib Chart pattern with Size A needle, after blocking
  • One 20-stitch panel from Left or Right Cable Charts measures 4¼” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 15 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in garter stitch with Size B needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain Broken Rib and Cable Chart gauges listed
  • Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size B (for Garter Stitch)

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain garter stitch gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
Finished dimensions
  • 37½ (42, 46½, 51½, 56, 60½)” [95.5 (106.5, 118, 131, 142, 153.5) cm] circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping)
  • Intended Ease: + 8–10″ [20.5–25.5 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 42″ [106.5 cm] with 9″ [23 cm] ease on model

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

  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Joinery Bind Off
Gudrun Johnston
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