Reversible-Cable Cardigan

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This stunning open-front cardigan is a tour de force of design, with reversible twisted-stitch cables that look equally handsome on both sides of the fabric. For knitters who love a puzzle, Intersect is worked one piece at a time, with stitches for the next section picked up and knit in a new direction. An extra-thorough construction diagram guides you through this unusual garment, identifying each piece and showing how it fits with the others. The skirt flares flatteringly at the hips and the fronts drape and swing beautifully as you move. The result is a sweater to treasure, arresting in bold colors or quietly lovely in pale neutrals.


  • 2025 (2265, 2525, 2790, 3085, 3405) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Snowbound

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

  • 22 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking
  • 28 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in Chart B, C, or D pattern, after blocking
  • 22-stitch panel from Chart A measures approximately 2½” wide, after blocking
  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauges listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).

Finished dimensions
  • 15¾ (18, 20¼, 22¼, 24½, 26¾)” back width at bust
  • Sized to fit approximate bust sizes 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48, 50–52)”
  • Sample shown is size 18″ back width on model with 35″ bust

Note: The sizing is given as the width of the back; the fronts will drape when worn and therefore the total circumference of the garment is variable.

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

  • Cabled Cast On
  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
Norah Gaughan
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