Brioche Faux Cabled Cardigan

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James Dean goes to Amsterdam. This brioche masterpiece is part cardigan, part bomber jacket—a debonair outer layer for the transitional seasons. Large faux cable motifs swirl from hem to shoulders and deep pockets add vintage appeal. Modified drop shoulders ensure a neat fit despite the roomy styling, and extra-long sleeves are designed to be turned back at the cuffs. Knit in Shelter, the Shaker rib produces a cozy double-thick fabric, so be sure to allow at least 3″ of ease.


  • 2060 (2220, 2420, 2600, 2840, 2970) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


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

  • 21½ stitches & 34½ rows = 4″ in Single Shaker Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 21-stitch panel from Right or Left Faux Cable Chart measures approximately 4″ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

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

Size B (for Ribbing and Pocket Lining):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* and/or one 24″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle*, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 39¾ (42¾, 47, 50, 54¾, 57¾)” circumference at chest
  • Intended Ease: + 3–5″
  • Sample shown is size 42¾” with + 3¾” ease on model

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

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On
  • Chain Selvedge
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
  • Joinery Bind Off (Three Needle Bind Off)
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