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September 7

Stitchcraft Freebie: Classic Cabled Cardigan Pattern

Like last week, today’s freebie pattern comes from the July 1949 edition of Stitchcraft magazine, the classic Cabled Cardigan shown below on the left.

Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Classic Cabled Cardigan Pattern.

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Isn’t this pattern lovely?  I love the one on the right also.  *Leave a comment if you’d like me to post that one up for next week.*

Looking at the image above, I assumed that the sleeves were long, but actually they’re short sleeves.  I’m not crazy about that aspect since who wants to wear a short-sleeved winter cardigan.  This is one alteration I’d make to the pattern if I was knitting this up myself.

The waist has the exact same shaping at the waist as last week’s cardigan pattern, a (k1,p1) ribbing section.

This pattern is made to fit a 32-34 inch busted gal and isn’t multi-sized and calls for a slightly heavy weight fingering yarn with 7.5 sts per inch and 10 rows per inch.  If you’re a 36″ bust or larger, one easy way to make this larger is add a cable or plain column to the knit to get it a bit wider.  Or you could make the front button band wider to accommodate a fuller bust/waist/hip.  No one would be the wiser!

I love the delicate shade of blue, but for fall I think it would be exceptionally pretty in something like either of these:

These two yarns are from Berocco (Ultra Alpaca light), which I’m using on my Accessory for Your Spring Suit Jumper.  It’s a blend of alpaca and wool so it’s slightly fuzzy.  I think these colors are perfect for the fall since they have a muted, vintage look while still being fun colors.

Special Note:  While the yarn is specified as having a 5.75 sts per inch gauge, mine feels like a fingering weight yarn with around 7 sts per inch gauge using a size 3 needle.

As always, let me know if there is a particular type of pattern you’d like me to post up.

Have a lovely weekend!

  1. Anthea / Sep 7 2012

    Love this pattern! And I agree with you about the sleeves. Should make them longer too.

  2. Rachel / Sep 7 2012

    Oh, I would have thought they were long sleeves too. Very nice- definitely post the jumper next week!

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