Zigzag Cable Waterfall Cardigan

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This architectural wrap-front jacket will turn heads with its swingy flare. A bold zigzag cable on a ground of garter stitch blazes around the body of the coat, which is worked sideways in two directions from a provisional cast-on at the center back. Stitches are picked up for the upper back and united with the sleeves for a raglan yoke, then the blanket-style front portions continue horizontally. Decreases subtly shape the hem, and stitches are picked up all around the garment to work a mitered garter edge.

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

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  • 1610 (1690, 1770, 2020, 2165, 2320) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 37 (37, 37, 43, 43, 43)-stitch panel from Left or Right Cable Panel from chart measures 6¼ (6¼, 6¼, 7¼, 7¼, 7¼)” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Edgings):

  • One 47″ (or longer) circular needle and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

*Long 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
  • 37 (38½, 40½, 44, 48½, 52)” circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
  • Intended Ease: +2-3″
  • Sample shown is size 38½” with +3½” ease on model

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


  • Provisional Cast On (Crochet Chain Method)
  • Modified Kitchener Technique
  • Wet-Blocking
Kyoko Nakayoshi
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