A-line Cabled Cardigan

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A rich brocade of slipped stitches forms the ground for a beautifully tailored jacket with an elegant collar and a gently flared hem. A filigree of intricate cables adorns the edges, and the sideways-knit cuffs and collar are attached with exposed seams to draw attention to the crisp structure of the piece.


Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 1350 (1550, 1730, 1925, 2180, 2385) yards 


  • 10 (11, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Tent

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

  • 20¾ stitches & 26¾ rows = 4″ over pattern from Chart A, after blocking
  • 24-stitch panel of cable patterns from Cuff or Collar measures 4″ wide, after blocking

Note: To check gauge over cable patterns, work Cuff for approximately 5″, then block and measure.

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished dimensions
  • 32¼ (37¼, 41¾, 46¼, 50¾, 55¾)” circumference at bust (seamed, with fronts overlapping approximately 3″)
  • Intended Ease: +3–4″
  • Sample shown is size 37¼” with + 3¼” of ease on model

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


  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
  • Seaming technique of choice


  • Grafting (Kitchener Stitch)
  • Joinery Bind Off (AKA Three Needle Bind Off)
  • Invisible Weaving
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