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Lovely Lacy Cable Cardigan

Lovely Lacy Cable Cardigan
Lovely Lacy Cable Cardigan
This image courtesy of yarnspirations.com

This Lovely Lacy Cable Cardigan will become a classic staple in your wardrobe. With dainty knit lace stitches and thick knit cable stitches, this cardigan provides the perfect combination of comfort and style. Filled with pretty details, this sweater is the epitome of casual elegance. You'll reach for this gorgeous knit whenever you feel a chill in the air. This future favorite will keep you warm and cheery. Live richly by knitting this cardigan out of Patons luxurious silk bamboo yarn. This charming sweater is an absolute essential for your closet.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm, 5 or 3.75 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Patons® Silk Bamboo (65 g / 2.2 oz) 102 yds
  • Sizes 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) and 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
  • Cable needle
  • 5 buttons



Gauge: 23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
 

Measurements:

  • To fit bust measurement
    • Extra-Small /Small          28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
    • Medium                         36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
    • Large                             40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
    • Extra-Large                    44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
    • 2/3 Extra-Large              48-54 ins [ 122-137 cm ]              
    • 4/5 Extra-Large              56-62 ins [ 142-157.5 cm ]
  • Finished bust
    • Extra-Small / Small        37 ins [ 94 cm ]
    • Medium                         41 ins [ 104 cm ]
    • Large                            45 ins [ 114.5 cm ]
    • Extra-Large                   48 1/2 ins [ 123 cm ]
    • 2/3 Extra-Large             56 ins [ 142 cm ]
    • 4/5 Extra-Large             64 ins [ 162.5 cm ]


Abbreviations:

Knitting abbreviations here.

 

Instructions:

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.


Back
**With smaller needles, cast on 103 (115-125-137-157-179) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2 ins [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 4 (3-4-3-5-5) sts evenly across last row. 107 (118-129-140-162-184) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K6. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. K2tog. yfwd. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K7.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *K7. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K7.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: K1. *C6F. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 7 sts. C6F. K1.
12th row: As 2nd row. These 12 rows form pat. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 7 (8-8-9-12-14) sts beg next 2 rows. 93 (102-113-122-138- 156) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next 5 (5-7-9-15-21) rows, then every following alt row 3 (4-4-4-3-3) times. 77 (84-91- 96-102-108) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 71/2 (8-8-81/2 -9-10) ins [19 (20.5-20.5-21.5- 23-25.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Shape shoulders: Cast off 9 (10-11-12- 13-14) sts beg next 2 rows, then 9 (10- 12-13-14-14) sts beg following 2 rows. Cast off rem 41 (44-45-46-48-52) sts.


Left Front
With smaller needles, cast on 57 (69- 71-79-89-99) sts.
1st row: (RS). P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows for 2 ins [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 (2-3-3- 4-5) sts evenly across last row. 60 (71-74-82-93-104) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1 (1-4-1-1-1). *K6. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. K2tog. yfwd. Rep from * to last 15 sts. K6. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
2nd and alt rows: K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: K1 (1-4-1-1-1). * *K7. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 15 sts. K6. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: K1 (1-4-1-1-1). *C6F. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 15 sts. C6F. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
12th row: As 2nd row. These 12 rows form pat. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Shape armhole and V-neck: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 7 (8-8-9-12-14) sts beg of next row. 53 (63-66-73-81-90) sts. next row: Work even in pat. Proceed as follows:
1st row: Work 2tog. Pat to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
2nd row: K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times. Purl to last 2 sts. Work 2tog. Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-2-3-6-9) time(s) more. 47 (57-57-61-60-60) sts.
next row: (RS). Work 2tog. Pat to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
next row: K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times. Purl to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 3 (4-4-4-3-3) times more. 39 (47-47-51-52-52) sts.
next row: (RS). Pat to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
next row: K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times. Purl to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 6 (17-11-14-12-10) times more. 32 (29-35-36-39-41) sts. Sizes XS/S, l, Xl, 2/3Xl and 4/5Xl only: next row: (RS). Pat to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1. Work 3 rows even. Rep last 4 rows 4 (2-1-2-3) time(s) more. 27 (32-34-36-37) sts. all sizes: Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back, ending with a WS row. Shape shoulder: Cast off 9 (10-11-12- 13-14) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off 9 (10-12-13-14-14) sts. Pat to end of row. 9 sts rem. next row: K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times. Cast on 1 st. 10 sts. (Left Front Extension).
next row: K1. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1. Work on these 10 sts as established for 7 (71/2 -8-8-81/2 -9) ins [18 (19-20.5-20.5- 21.5-23) cm] (when slightly stretched), ending with a WS row. Cast off. Place 5 markers for buttons on Left Front button band, having bottom button 1 inch [2.5 cm] up from cast on edge, top button at beg of V-neck shaping and rem 3 buttons spaced evenly between. Work buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
next row: (RS). K1. K1. P1. Sl1. K1. psso. yfwd. Pat to end of row.


Right Front
With smaller needles, cast on 57 (69- 71-79-89-99) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times Rep last 2 rows for 2 ins [5 cm], noting position of buttonhole, ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 (2-3-3-4-5) sts evenly across last row. 60 (71-74-82- 93-104) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in pat, noting position of buttonholes as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. (K1. P1) 4 times. *K6. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. K2tog. yfwd. Rep from * to last 7 (7-10-7-7-7) sts. K7 (7-10-7-7-7).
2nd and alt rows: Purl to last 9 sts. K1. (Slwyif. K1) 4 times.
3rd row: K1. (K1. P1) 4 times. *K7. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 7 (7-10-7-7-7) sts. K7 (7- 10-7-7-7).
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: K1. (K1. P1) 4 times. *C6F. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 7 (7-10-7-7-7) sts. C6F. K1 (1-4-1-1-1).
12th row: As 2nd row. These 12 rows form pat. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a RS row. Shape armhole and V-neck: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 7 (8-8-9-12-14) sts beg of next row. 53 (63-66-73-81- 90) sts. Proceed as follows:
1st row: K1. (K1. P1) 4 times. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
2nd row: Work 2tog. Pat to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-2-3-6-9) time(s) more. 47 (57-57-61-60-60) sts.
next row: (RS). K1. (K1. P1) 4 times. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
next row: Work even in pat. Rep last 2 rows 3 (4-4-4-3-3) times more. 39 (47-47-51-52-52) sts.
next row: (RS). K1. (K1. P1) 4 times. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
next row: Work even in pat. Rep last 2 rows 6 (17-11-14-12-10) times more. 32 (29-35-36-39-41) sts. Sizes XS/S, l, Xl, 2/3Xl and 4/5Xl only: next row: (RS). K1. (K1. P1) 4 times. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row. Work 3 rows even. Rep last 4 rows 4 (2-1-2-3) time(s) more. 27 (32-34-36-37) sts. all sizes: Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back, ending with a RS row. Shape shoulder: Cast off 9 (10-11-12- 13-14) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 18 (19-21-22-23- 23) sts.


Sleeves
With smaller needles, cast on 59 (59- 59-67-67-67) sts. Work 4 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 63 (63-63-71-71-71) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1 (1-1-5-5-5). *K6. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. K2tog. yfwd. Rep from * to last 7 (7-7-11-11-11) sts. K7 (7-7-11-11-11).
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1 (1-1-5-5-5). *K7. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 7 (7-7-11-11-11) sts. K7 (7-7-11-11-11).
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: K1 (1-1-5-5-5). *C6F. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 7 (7-7-11-11-11) sts. C6F. K1 (1-1-5-5-5).
12th row: As 2nd row. These 12 rows form pat. Cont in pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 12th (8th-6th-8th-4th-4th) row until there are 67 (67-69-93-77-95) sts, then every following 14th (10th-8th-10th- 6th-6th) row until there are 77 (83-89- 95-101-107) sts, taking inc sts into stocking st. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 171/2 (18-18-181/2-17-16) ins [44.5 (45.5-45.5-47-43-40.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (5-5-6-8-9) sts beg next 2 rows. 67 (73-79-83-85-89) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row until there are 43 (53-63-67-61-61) sts, then every row until there are 13 (13-15-15- 17-17) sts. Cast off.


Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew Left Front Extension across back neck edge. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

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I love cardigans because you can wear them anytime and anywhere. this cardigan is perfect for the office when you need some coverage or want to keep warm. I really like the lace pattern and I have wanted to try the silk bamboo yarn for a while and this seems like the perfect project.

IS THERE A PICTURE OF THIS PATTERN ?

Hello gerdagodschalk, there was a temporary glitch in our system. The photo for this pattern has been restored. Our apologies for the inconvenience! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am having a terrible time with this pattern. I keep losing stitches. I am an advanced knitter and can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I have done many practice samples and cannot get it right. For those of you who have successfully made this, HELP! Thanks

I have become a big fan of writing out patterns. I am making a shawl for a friend and had to start 4 times. I finally wrote the pattern out and found out where my mistake was. Good luck.

I had the same problem and it came to me to put markers between repeats in pattern. Each pattern set is 11 stitches. It helped so much to figure out I had made a mistake before doing entire row. It is easy to forget to yarn over which affects your count and markers make it so much easier. After you do the pattern over and over, it gets easier.

How do you know how much yarn to buy?

Could someone who has used this pattern reply. Thanks

There is a chart that has a number for each size. I am thinking that is the number of balls of the Patton worsted to buy.

Hi, the chart above shows how many balls of the Patons Silk Bamboo yarn you would need. That yarn comes in small balls (102 yards), that's why you need so many for the sweater. And the yarn is expensive, too, like $6 or $7 a ball, if you do the math, that's a pretty expensive sweater!

Where is the chart for the amount of yarn needed please?

Where are the directions for the buttonholes?

I found the directions for the buttonholes. Oops! Didn't read closely enough.

Where are the directions for buttonholes??

Hello wjmandeville 92792 20, you will find the directions for the buttonholes at the bottom of the section labeled "Left Front." Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Gorgeous cardigan! Would like to make this lace cable pattern for accessories to match. Plan to convert to one piece without seams.

Just finished knitting, but would like the measurements to block it.

I"m on the back where it says to cast off and continue in pattern. If I cast off 9 stitches I will have 3 left in the pattern. I'm on row 1 and don't know what stitches to do next. Help!

The bamboo rayon and silk yarn used in this pretty sweater should make it perfect for your year round wardrobe. I've used this yarn before and love how it drapes and provides nice stitch definition which will make the lace and cables stand out.

How do I get a copy of the Lovely-Lace-Cable Cardigan

Hello lawrenceljb 615621 0! There is a "Print" button at the top of the page which allows you to print the pattern in full. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I have started this cardigan, but got stuck making the left front as I did not understand what the abbreviation 'Slwyif' stands for. It is not mentioned in the abbreviations. Can you tell me what it stands for, please?

Hello! "Slwyif" stands for "slip one stitch with yarn in front." Hope this helps! - Kathryn, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

Does anyone monitor and answer these questions?

This website does not own or create the patterns featured here, specific pattern questions should be directed to the actually website that has the pattern, in this case it is Yarnspirations.

What is the length of this cardigan please?

beautiful must try it

Can you give us a grafic patterns? It's easy for me to read ti.

Where do I find the abbreviations for this pattern?

Hey there, Michelle! I've updated the pattern with a link to the Yarnspirations abbreviations listing. I hope that helps! Happy knitting! -The Editors of AllFreeKnitting

That list does not include the abbreviation used starting with the left front Slwyif. If this is Slip with yarn in front, on the following K1 an additional stitch is created. This is repeated 4 times???? There is no special handling in the following row. Is the yarn to be brought back following the slip, prior to knitting the K1?

slwyif does not create an additional stitch if its does correctly and the yarn would always be moved back to the correct position to do the K1. Hope this helps, happy knitting.

I used a dusky pink yarn and it turned out beautiful the yarn I used came from Turkey

Beautiful!

I used a cream coloured baby yarn & it turned out really nice.

I love the look of this sweater, it is beautiful! I'm going to try knitting it but using a different yarn.

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