This is my first knitting project for 2019, which I knitted with some of the wool I got for Christmas.
Please don’t be irritated, the stripes are straight, it’s just me and how I stand while I took the photos.
Originally I had planned a beanie – scarf – set with this wool, but then I found the blue stripes much too beautiful, so I decided to knit a cardigan with a single Cable on the back instead.
The sleeves are worked with short rows into the cardigan*. The bottom band, sleeve cuffs + the button bands are knitted in a simple rip pattern (k2 + p2) and the rest in stockinette stitch (= knit on right side, purl on wrong side)
It took me a while to decide which look I wanted for my cable and in the end went for this:
And these are the instructions:
The cable is centered on the backside of my cardigan (the neckband I knitted last) and is framed by 4 stitches in garter stitch (= knit theses stitches on the right & the wrong side). The entire cable pattern WITH the enclosure in garter stitch consists of a total of 20 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): k4 – (BC) slip 4 st.on CN & hold in front, k4, k4 from CN, k4 (EC) – k4
Row 2 (WS): k4 – (BC) p12 (EC) – k4
Row 3 (RS): k4 – (BC) k12 (EC) – k4
Row 4 (WS): k4 – (BC) p12 (EC) – k4
Row 5 (RS): k4 – (BC) k4, slip 4 st.on CN & hold in back, k4, k4 from CN (EC) – k4
Row 6 (WS): like row 2
Row 7 (RS: like row 3
Row 8 (WS): like row 4
– Row 9: start again at row 1
st. = stitch
k = knit
p = purl
CN = cable needle
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
BC = beginning of cable
EC = end of cable
* I have oriented myself for knitting this cardigan at the following instructions by Tasha (By Gum, By Golly!): How to knit seamless set-in sleeves from the top down
* used wool: Drops Big Delight, 100% wool, gauge: 10x10cm = 17 stitches x 22 rows