Cabernet Ribs by Liz Nields

Cabernet Ribs

November 2006
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in k1, p1 rib with A and B held tog, slightly stretched
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1757 - 2704 yards (1607 - 2473 m)
34 (38½, 41½, 46, 50, 54½)" bust circumference, slightly stretched.
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This pattern is available in print for $5.50.
Errata available:

Interweave SKU: EP0937

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2006:
Liz Nields uses a two-strands-to-one-strand technique to create faux layers in her handsome pullover. The ribbed vest-like body is worked in a strand of merino held together with a silk/mohair yarn. The sleeves and neckline are knitted from a single strand of mohair to make a sheer ‘under-layer.’ A single piece, this sweater will take you well beyond the holiday season.

Finished Size: 34 (38½, 41½, 46, 50, 54½)“ bust circumference, slightly stretched.

Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Zara (100% merino; 137 yd [125 m]/50 g): #1493 red (A), 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls. Filatura Di Crosa Baby Kid Extra (80% kid mohair, 20% nylon; 268 yd 245 m/25 g): #479 red (B), 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6) balls. Yarns distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.

Yarn Weight: #3 - Light

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; markers (m); tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge:

  • 26 sts and 26 rows = 4” in k1, p1 rib with A and B held tog, unstretched
  • 18 sts and 28 rows = 4” in garter st with B

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2006

Notes from Interweave Knits, Winter 2006:

  • “When measuring each piece, slightly stretch it widthwise so that the ‘slightly stretched’ gauge is achieved.”
  • “When working the second and third bind-offs, slip the first stitch to be bound off, then continue normally. This will give you a smoother edge.”
  • “When working with mohair, it is important to use a ‘light hand’ to prevent the yarn from becoming too tight on the needle, and to keep the cast-on and bind-off edges loose.”